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Ben Witt
Ben Witt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Burlington, Iowa

High School:
Burlington

12/11/2013

49 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages

11/09/2012

Schrulle Finishes 3rd at NCAA Midwest Regional

Hawkeye women finish 6th, men 13th at NCAA Midwest Regional

11/07/2012

Hawkeyes Gear Up for Midwest Regional

The NCAA Midwest Regional begins Friday at 12 p.m.

10/28/2012

Schrulle Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships

Both UI teams earn 10th place finishes.

10/24/2012

Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

The Big Ten Cross Country Championships is set to begin Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (ET).

09/14/2013

Iowa Black & Gold Cross Country Invitational

Iowa Black & Gold Invitational Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

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) 3:52.72 at Jim Click Shootout 4/6/13
Mile (I) 4:13.07 Iowa Invitational 2/17/12
3,000 Meters (I) 8:34.66 at Meyo Invitational 2/2/13
3,000 Meters (O) 8:42.33 at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
5,000 Meters (O) 14:54.63 at Big Ten Championships 5/12/13
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:50.43 Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:48.71 at Pre-National Invitational 10/19/13
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:57 at Chile Pepper Festival 10/15/11
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