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Ben Vandervest
Ben Vandervest
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Verona, Wis.
High School: Verona Area
Position: Throws

Career Best Marks



Shot Put (Indoor)

12.72 meters 

Weight Throw (Indoor)

12.80 meters 



  • Major: Biological Sciences
  • Participated in four years of track & field, four years of football and two years of basketball in high school
  • Top marks: Shot Put (50'1"), Discus (113')
  • Two-year football team captain, one-year track & field team captain
  • All-Conference in shot put, Second Team All-Conference at defensive end
  • National Honor Society, NHS Senior Member at large, Manga Cum Laude 
  • Four-year ear choir member, three-year vocal jazz member, three-time state solo and ensemble qualifier
  • School newspaper arts and entertainment editor