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Track & Field

Ben Witt
Ben  Witt


Burlington, Iowa

High School:



Hawkeyes Sparkle at Musco Twilight

UI track and field captures seven event titles and records 11 personal bests


T&F Notebook: Musco Twilight XVI

UI track and field hosts the 16th annual Musco Twilight on May 2


Hawkeyes Open at Drake Relays

UI track and field competes in the 6,400-meter relays and 5k


Personal Bests Flood Beach Invitational

UI track and field wraps up competition in the Golden State before Drake Relays


Bote Gonzalez Breaks School Record

UI track and field splits competitors for Stanford Invitational and San Francisco Distance Carnival.


Drake Relays

Drake Relays Thursday, April 23, 2015


Drake Relays

Drake Relays Thursday, April 24, 2014


39th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


2013 Drake Relays

2013 Drake Relays Friday, April 26, 2013


Musco Twilight XIV

Musco Twilight XIV Saturday, April 20, 2013

2014 -- Indoor - led team in mile (4:07.08)... ran a collegiate-best 4:07.08 in mile at Big Ten Championships, which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... placed 10th in 3,000 meters at Husker Invite (8:31.97) and fourth at Big 4 Duals (8:41.81)... Outdoor - leads team in 1,500 meters (3:52.07)... ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed 12th (9:59.69) and 6,400-meter relay that placed 10th (17:01.65) at Drake Relays... the 6,400-meter relay time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed fifth in 1,500 meters at Arizona State Invite (3:52.07) and 10th at Big Ten Championships (4:02.44), running event at Stanford Invite (3:53.13)... placed eighth in 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays with a collegiate-best 14:23.81... Dean's List student... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 34th at Big Ten Championships (24:24.1-8,000 meters) and 47th at NCAA Midwest Regional (30:59.1-10,000 meters) with collegiate-best times... placed 10th at Illinois State Invite (24:46-8,000 meters)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2013 -- Indoor - ran mile at Big Ten Championships (4:13.49)... placed 19th in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 8:34.66 at Meyo Invite... placed 10th in 3,000 meters at adidas Classic (8:53.94)... Outdoor - anchored team-leading distance medley relay that placed fifth at Drake Relays (9:53.83)... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... anchored distance medley relay at Alabama Relays (9:54.05), which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... leads team in 1,500 meters (3:52.72)... placed 22nd in 1,500 meters (3:53.60) and 24th in 5,000 meters (14:54.63) at Big Ten Championships... placed ninth in 1,500 meters at Jim Click Shootout (3:52.72), 20th at Alabama Relays (3:57.75) and seventh at Musco Twilight XIV (3:58.13)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed second at Black & Gold Invite (18:50.43-6,000 meters)... ran season bests in 8,000 meters at Pre-National Invite (24:48.71) and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:06.84)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2012 -- Indoor - placed third in mile with collegiate-best 4:13.07 at Iowa Invite... placed second in mile at New Year's Classic (4:19.32) and 25th at Big Ten Championships (4:17.82)... ran mile (4:20.46) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - ran second leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (17:02.26)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... ran season bests in 1,500 (3:52.78) at Big Ten Championships and 3,000 meters (8:42.33) at LSU Invite... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran season bests in 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (24:55-50th) and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:45)... also ran 8,000 meters at Pre-National Invite (25:32), Bradley Open (26:12-16th) and Roy Griak Invite (26:21-70th)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Cross Country - posted season bests in 6,000 meters (20:06) at Iowa Open, 8,000 meters (25:35) at Big Ten Championships and 10,000 meters (31:57) at Chile Pepper Festival... placed fifth at Iowa Invite (26:19-8,000 meters)... also competed at Roy Griak Invite (26:08-8,000 meters) and NCAA Midwest Regional (33:46-10,000 meters)... letterwinner.

High School -- placed fourth in 800 meters at state track meet senior year, and sixth junior year... placed third at state cross country meet senior year... team won state cross country meet junior year... two-time first team all-state and four-time first team all-conference and all-district honoree in cross country and track... set school mile record (4:19)... other best times were 1:55 in 800 meters, 4:19 in 1,600 meters and 15:25 in 5,000 meters... cross country team captain senior year... four-year honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coached by Jim Hofmann, Augie Escobedo and Rod Storch.

Personal -- born February 8, 1993... son of William Witt and Anne Witt... open major.

Witt's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (I) 1:57.54 Iowa Invitational 2/15/13
1,500 Meters (O) 3:52.07 at Arizona State Invitational 3/29/14
Mile (I) 4:07.08 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/14
3,000 Meters (I) 8:31.97 at Husker Invitational 2/8/14
3,000 Meters (O) 8:42.33 at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
5,000 Meters (O) 14:23.81 at Mt. SAC Relays 4/18/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:50.43 Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
5 Miles (CC) 24:47.3 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/3/14
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:24.1 Big Ten Championships 11/2/14
10,000 Meters (CC) 30:59.1 at NCAA Midwest Regional 11/14/14

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