THIS YEAR: Tell Hendren is another fine addition to USC's decathlon corps.
JUNIOR COLLEGE:Tell was the Athlete of the Year at Utah Valley State College in 2000 ... He had a decathlon best of 6436, which placed him fourth at the NJCAA Track Championships ... He accomplished that feat despite competing on two sprained ankles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tell prepped at Live Oak High in Pueblo, Colo., where he participated in track, baseball and basketball ... He had a 3.4 GPA in high school.
PERSONAL:Tell was born on Jan. 19, 1976 in San Jose, Calif. ... His full name is Ryan Tell Hendren ... He's a business and finance major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Decathlon - 6436.