PR: 8,253 points (2010); 1st day – 10.99, 7.22m, 15.67m, 2.07m, 48.38;
2nd day – 14.11, 49.14m, 5.31m, 62.28m, 4:31.04.
Born: Jan. 3, 1984, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Current Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Marrio Carrillo High School (Santa Rosa, Calif.) ‘02
College: University of Arizona '07
Coach: Sheldon Blockburger
Agent: Tony Manjarrez
Career Highlights: USA decathlon champion; 3rd at 2006 and 2007 USA Outdoor Championships; 2-time NCAA Outdoor champion
Arnold had a banner year in 2010 in winning his first ever USA Outdoor Championships decathlon title and in setting his personal best of 8,253 points in Gotzis. Also in 2010, Arnold set personal bests in six of the 10 disciplines of the decathlon. Arnold qualified for his second World Outdoor Championships team with his third-place finish at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships. Arnold remained consistent in 2007 by placing 3rd at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships shortly after claiming the NCAA Outdoor decathlon title, where he posted his personal best score of 8,215 points, outscoring his closest competition by 252. With the win, Arnold becomes just the second athlete in NCAA Division I history to win consecutive titles in the decathlon (George Mason's Rob Muzzio accomplished the feat in 1984-85). Arnold emerged as a threat in the decathlon as a college junior in 2006 by winning the NCAA Outdoor title and placing third at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships. Also during the 2006 indoor season, Arnold placed second in the heptathlon at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships with his score of 5562. An All-American performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships followed when he placed fifth with a school record score of 5,640 points. Arnold had an even more impressive outdoor campaign, winning the Pac-10 decathlon title with a then personal best score of 7,691, and was named Pac-10 Athlete of the Week for his efforts. He also scored points for the team in the pole vault and 110-meter hurdles, placing sixth and eighth respectively. At the West Region Championships, his personal best performance in the vault (5.31m/17-5) earned him a fourth-place finish and an automatic invitation to the NCAA Championships. He elected to only compete in the decathlon at the NCAAs, and registered a personal best score en route to winning the ten-event competition. His score of 7,870 is No. 2 all-time at the University of Arizona. Arnold was named an honorable mention 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic team selection…As a prep star at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., Arnold was a four year letter winner in track and field, where he also earned letters in basketball, soccer and football. He owns school records in the 4x400 relay, 300IH, 110HH, Pole Vault, High Jump and 4x100 relays… majoring in retail and consumer sciences at Arizona.2010: USA decathlon champ (8,215)...4th at Gotzis (8,253)...ranked #7 in world, #3 U.S. by T&FN...best of 8,253.