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BEN HIGGINS

Decathlon

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Ind: Freshman, Out: Freshman

Vineyard Haven, Mass. (Martha's Vineyard HS)

BD: 2/29/80 (Boston, Mass.)

1999:  Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Martha's Vineyard High record holder in the long jump, the triple jump, the 100m, the 400m and the decathlon... Member of 1998 state champion squad... Three-time Mayflower league champions. High School Coach:  Joe Schroeder

PREP BESTS: Decat: 6684; 100m: 10.59; LJ: 23-7; SP: 43-7; HJ: 6-2; 400m: 49.8; Jav: 170-10; 1500m: 4:23; TJ: 47-10.

"BEYOND THE STATS": A Boston Globe All-Scholastic football and track honoree in 1995, '96 and '97... 1997 Player of the Year and participant in the Shriners game... Enjoys dancing, fishing and hunting in his spare time... Achieved high honors five times during his high school career... Son of Thomas and Kathy Neadow... A leap year child, he was born Benjamin Mark Higgins on February 29, 1980 in Boston, Mass.... Has three brothers: Justin, Tim and Tom; and three sisters: Jill, Naomi and Gloryah. MAJOR: Therapeutic Recreation.

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