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Ben Anderson
Ben  Anderson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Clive, Iowa

High School:
West Des Moines Valley

11/13/2015

Hawkeyes Conclude Season at NCAA Midwest Regional

UI men’s and women’s cross country finish 15th, 19th

11/11/2015

Cross Country Notebook: NCAA Midwest Regional

Men and women ranked 11th and 13th, respectively, in regional poll

11/04/2015

Anderson, Waymire Earn B1G Sportsmanship Awards

UI cross country returns to action with the NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 13

10/28/2015

Cross Country Notebook: Big Ten Championships

Men's 8,000 meters begins at 10:45 a.m. (CT), women's 6,000 meters at 11:45 a.m.

10/16/2015

Hawkeyes Make Strides at Bradley Pink Classic

Eight Hawkeyes clock personal bests prior to the Big Ten Championships on Nov. 1

11/02/2014

Big Ten Cross Country Championships

Big Ten Cross Country Championships Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 Ashton Course, Iowa City

08/30/2013

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

2015 -- Indoor - placed eighth in 3,000 meters at Big 4 Duals (8:46.30)... ran mile at Border Battle (4:34.26)... ran 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:53.66) and ISU Classic (14:57.24)... Outdoor - placed 14th in 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (14:28.84) and 11th at Florida Relays (14:36.63)... placed 11th in 10,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (30:18.94)... ran 1,500 meters at Baldy Castillo Invitational (3:58.85)... letterwinner... Cross Country - point-scorer for the Hawkeyes in every race this season... ran collegiate bests at Early Bird Invitational (14th; 6,000 meters/19:30.2), Bradley Pink Classic (11th; 8,000 meters/24:20.6), and NCAA Midwest Regional (10,000 meters/31:17.9)... raced 8,000 meters (75th; 25:03.9) at Big Ten Championships... led team with 48th-place finish at NCAA Midwest Regional... Big Ten Sportsmanship award winner... letterwinner.

2014 -- redshirted... Indoor - placed ninth in 3,000 meters at Iowa Invite (8:41.92) while competing unattached... Outdoor - placed sixth in 5,000 meters (14:57.97) while competing unattached... Cross Country - led team in 4,000 meters (12:30)... won Bulldog Classic (4,000 meters/12:30)... one of two Hawkeyes to compete in all seven races... posted season-best times at Notre Dame Invite (five miles/24:18.9), Illinois State Invite (8,000 meters/24:42) and NCAA Midwest Regional (10,000 meters/31:48.1)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2013 -- Cross Country - placed fourth at Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (4,000 meters/12:45.6) in collegiate debut... also ran at Roy Griak Invite (8,000 meters/26:10.7).

High School -- state, district and conference cross country champion his junior season... conference and district cross country champion his senior season... track and field state runner-up in the 3,200 meters his junior year... placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2012 state meet.

Personal -- born March 23, 1995... son of Dennis Anderson and Melanie Bruck... has one brother, Luke... open major.

Anderson's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
4,000 Meters (CC) 12:30 at Bulldog Classic 8/29/14
5 Miles (CC) 24:18.9 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/3/14
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:20.6 at Bradley Pink Classic 10/16/15
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:17.9 at NCAA Midwest Regional 11/13/15

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