Position
Sprints
Height
5'11
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Major
Renewable Natural Resources
High School
Catholic HS

Events: 60M (6.88), 100M (10.60), 200M (21.36w)

2013
Forced to miss the 2013 season due to injury … Earned a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom.

2012
Saw action in six meets for the Tigers during the 2012 campaign … Set a personal best of 6.88 seconds in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish at the LSU Twilight meet … Also placed seventh in the event at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a run of 6.96 in the final … Competed in both the 60 meters (6.99) and 200 meters (22.28) at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Opened the outdoor season by leading off LSU’s 4×100-meter relay that won the event title at the Louisiana Classics with a run of 40.26 … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 10.79 (+1.8) for 13th place in the 100-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics … Finished in 14th place at the Battle on the Bayou (10.81) and 17th place at the LSU Relays (10.89) in the 100 meters … Ran a seasonal-best 21.93 in a 19th-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou.

2011
Ran the 60-meter dash in LSU’s season opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational to kick off the 2011 indoor campaign … Recorded a new personal record in the event with a time of 6.90 to finish in 12th place overall … Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2011 outdoor season.

2010
Competed in six meets for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2010 … Clocked a seasonal best of 7.00 in the 60-meter dash at the LSU Twilight to finish in 29th place … Also ran the 60 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.01) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (7.04) … Won the 200-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 22.16 … Finished with an indoor seasonal best of 21.97 in the 200 meters at the LSU Twilight … Finished in 14th place in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Tiger Relays with an outdoor seasonal-best time of 10.90 … Recorded an outdoor seasonal best of 22.05 in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of Louisiana’s top high school sprinters in the Class of 2009 … Wrapped up his senior season at Catholic High School by capturing three Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A outdoor state titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100-meter relay … Set a new personal best of 10.60 seconds to win the state title in the 100-meter dash … Followed that with a wind-aided time of 21.36 to take home the state title in the 200-meter dash … Ran the second leg on Catholic High’s state champion 4×100-meter relay … Was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Performer for Class 5A for his performance at the 2009 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships … Also captured an LHSAA Division I indoor state title in the 4×200-meter relay during his senior season … Was the state runner-up in the 55 meters indoors and 4×200-meter relay outdoors in 2009 … Was an all-state and all-metro selection following his senior season … Was the catalyst in Catholic High School defending its LHSAA Division I Indoor and LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor state championships in 2009.

PERSONAL
Full name is Benjamin Peter Guarisco … Born on Feb. 26, 1991 … Parents are Peter and Gerre Guarisco … Has a sister named Emily … Graduated from Catholic High School with honors with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average … A member of the National Honor Society at Catholic HS … Has also earned distinction as an Eagle Scout … Majoring in renewable natural resources.

 

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