Lincoln's Personal Bests Javelin Throw: 240-3 (School Record)
Broke his previous school record of 230-11 twice during the season, with throws of 234-3 at the Wake Forest Open and 240-3 at the ACC Championships ... Placed third at the ACC Championships for the second consecutive year, garnering the third All-ACC honors of his career ... Finished 10th in the NCAA Regionals with a toss of 220-0 to advance to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year ... Logged an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, throwing a distance of 223-7 ... One of only nine collegiate throwers to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials and the first Wake Forest thrower since Andy Bloom ... Placed 14th after notching a distance of 233-3 at the trials.
Set the school record in the javelin with a throw of 230-11 at the Tiger Track Classic en route to a second-place finish ... Competed in the NCAA Regionals for the second consecutive season, finishing eighth with a throw of 225-9 to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time of his career ... Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 217-3 ... Earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season after placing third at the ACC Championships with a throw of 226-4, his second-best mark of the season ... Recorded a total of six top-three finishes, including first place finishes at the Carolina Relays (217-3) and Vertklasse Meeting (214-2).
Threw best mark of the season in the javelin, 215-07, at the NCAA Preliminaries in May ... Earned first place in the javelin at HPU Vertklasse ... Finished third in the javelin at the ACC Outdoor Championships to earn All-ACC Honors ... Placed fourth in the javelin at the Wake Forest Open, Georgia Tech Invitational and Tiger Track Classic.
Full name is Benjamin T. Lincoln ... Born on May 26, 1991, to Thomas and Susan Lincoln of Hingham, Mass. ... Was a standout thrower at Hingham High School, winning the DII Mass State Championship in the javelin in 2009 with a school-record toss of 198-00 ... Also placed second at the 2009 New Englands with a mark of 196-00 and was third at the Massachusetts All-State Meet at 190-09 ... Was undefeated in Patriot League meet competition the past three years and was named a Patriot League All-Star each season ... Earned Patriot Ledger and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2008 and 2009 ... Finished seventh in the javelin at the Junior Olympics in both 2007 and 2008 ... Competed at the Nike Nationals and the Penn Relays the last two years and was named the captain of his team in 2009 ... Along with four varsity letters in track, he earned two in football.
Up Close with Ben
One place I would like to visit is...Australia.
My most memorable track and field moment was...Placing third at the ACC Championships.
The hardest class I have taken at Wake Forest is...Accounting.
The best book I have ever read is...Clockwork Orange.