University of Iowa Athletics

Ben Anderson

Class So.
Hometown Clive, Iowa
High School West Des Moines Valley
Ben Anderson - Men's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2016 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (4:06.09)… Cross Country – earned Most Outstanding team member award… led team in five races, including NCAA Regional and Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best and team-leading 10,000-meters (31:13.2) at NCAA Regional, placing 44th… placed 54th at Big Ten Championships (25:45.6), second at Illinois State Invite (25:12.32) and 34th at Roy Griak Invite (25:49.7)… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… letterwinner.

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 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 3,200 meters his junior year… placed third in 1,600 meters at 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
5,000 Meters (O) 14:28.84 at Drake Relays 4/23/15
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:31.8 Hawkeye Invitational 9/2/16
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:20.6 at Bradley Pink Classic 10/16/15
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:13.2 NCAA Regional 11/11/16