2004 Indoor: Had an impressive freshman year with two individual wins ... Took first place in the shot put at the K-State All-Comers meet with a throw of 57-6 .... Also took first place at the Wildcat Invitational in the shot put (55-5 1/2) ... Had his best throw of the year at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a toss of 57-11 1/4 and a sixth place finish.
2004 Outdoor: Recorded three Invidual wins on the season ... Had his best throw of the season (59-9 1/2), with a win at the Kansas Relays ... Took first place at the Texas Relays in the shot put (59-2 1/4) ... Placed first in the discus (178-03) at the Hurricane Invitational ... Finished eighth in the shot put and 11th in the discus at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.
High School: Won four letters in track and three in football ... Holds the school record in the discus (192-1) and shot put (62-2 3/4) ... A five-time state champ for head coach Brian Storms ... Recorded a fourth place finish in the shot at the 2003 Junior National Meet ... A varsity club scholarship recipient ...Won the USATF National Youth Junior Olympic Championship in both the shot put and discus ... Competed for Monona Grove High School at the 2003 Kansas Relays , finishing first in the discus.
Born: October 14, 1984, in Madison, Wisc. Parents: Craig and Debra Ball. Major: Undecided.