Ted Scranton
Ted Scranton
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Petaluma, CA
High School: Petaluma HS
Events: Decathlon
Experience: 3Y

2016 -- Compiled the No. 6 decathlon score in school history, tallying 7,038 points at the Big West Conference Championships at Long Beach State from May 6-7, earning fourth place ... his conference finals showing included four career-best performances (6 feet, 2.75 inches in the high jump; 12’ 5.5” for the pole vault; 21’ 2” in the long jump; and 48’ 8” for the shot put — tops during the multi-event stanza) as well as three additional season-bests (4:51.78 in the 1,500 meters; 145’ 10” for the discus — also No. 1 among the decathletes — and 160’ 8” in the javelin) ... held second place in the decathlon following Day 1 of the Jim Klein Multi-Events Invite hosted by Westmont on March 17, with 3,532 points before withdrawing from the second day ... other top events as a junior came at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 23 (at 15.30 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, another PR) and the California Invitational at Azusa Pacific (51.29 for the 400m), where he finished ninth in the decathlon from April 13-14 by scoring 6,535 points ... was key to the Mustangs’ second-ranked quartet of decathletes in 2016 (trailing only No. 1 Wisconsin) ... not only earned Big West All-Academic honors for the second year in a row; was also a national USTFCCCA All-Academic selection.

2015 -- Earned all-conference status in the decathlon, finishing second at the Big West Championships by compiling a score of 6,768 (ranking No. 7 in school history on the post-1985 table) between May 8-9 at UC Riverside ... came back to the conference finals to post the team’s top javelin mark all season long, 198 feet, 6 inches (No. 9 in program history), on May 16 ... his season-best shot put performance (47’ 5”) came May 2 during the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UC Santa Barbara held at Westmont ... in the discus, posted a mark of 144’ 4” at the Fresno State Twilight competition on March 24 ... tallied a third-place total of 6,555 points at the Sam Adams Invitational over April 3-4 in Montecito ... also was a Big West All-Academic Team honoree.

2014 -- Compiled a decathlon score of 6,067 at the Sacramento State-hosted Mondo Challenge on April 10-11 ... at the Big West Conference Championships on May 9, ran the fastest 400 meters of his freshman year, at 51.66, on the way to a sixth-place finish with 6,049 points ... his season-best discus throw came at home against UCSB on May 3, at 148 feet, 8 inches.

Prep -- As a senior at Petaluma High School, won Sonoma County League titles in the shot put and discus throw, and was named the school’s overall Athlete of the Year ... his PRs were 49 feet, 8 inches in the shot and 164’ 1” in the discus ... also played football for the Trojans ... served as the school’s ASB vice president.

Personal -- Born on Aug. 3, 1995 in Santa Rosa ... son of Ron and Tamie Scranton, each of whom also attended Cal Poly ... father played football for the Mustangs ... one uncle, Doug Hancock, also competed in track & field at Cal Poly, while another, Lee Hancock, starred in baseball for the Mustangs before going on to pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1995 and 1996 ... has a brother, James, and a sister, Allison (who joined the Mustangs in 2016 after beginning her collegiate career at Utah State) ... plays piano ... majors in industrial technology.