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Cross Country

Ben Anderson
Ben  Anderson


Clive, Iowa

High School:
West Des Moines Valley


Hawkeyes Conclude Season at NCAA Midwest Regional

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


Cross Country Notebook: NCAA Midwest Regional

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


Anderson, Waymire Earn B1G Sportsmanship Awards

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


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.


Hawkeyes Make Strides at Bradley Pink Classic

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


Big Ten Cross Country Championships

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


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 Andersen 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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