Ben Metzger
Ben  Metzger
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
St. Xavier

Event:
CC/Distance

2015-16 Track & Field/Cross Country: Outdoor – Ran in six meets … took eighth in the 5000m (15:09.32) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-14) … clocked a season-best 3:59.89 in the 1500m at the RedHawk Invitational (4/30), finishing 13th. Indoor – Competed in three meets … earned a fourth-place finish in the 5000m (personal-best 14:50.73) at the Music City Challenge (2/12-13). Cross Country – Named Academic All-MAC … raced in five meets … took 54th (26:24.3) at the MAC Championship (10/31) … began the year with a 24th-place finish (16:28.2) at the Flyer 5K (9/5).

2015 Track & Field:
Competed in seven meets for the Red and White competing primarily in the 1500m and the 5000m … clocked his fastest time at the RedHawk Invitational in the 1500m posting a 4:09.29 … had his top 5000m performance at the Illinois Twilight meet finishing in 15:17.53 … competed in the 10,000m at the MAC Championships clocking in at 32:59.02 for 12th overall.

2014 Cross Country:
Competed in three Meets for the RedHawks … open his collegiate career at the Miami Invitational running a 16:06 5K … posted his top 8K finish of the season at the All-Ohio Championships with a 26:24.32.

High School:
Lettered twice in cross-country and track at St. Xavier High School ... also played football and volleyball ... personal records of 15:50 in the 5k, 9:30 in the two mile, 4:25 in the Mile and 1:58 in the half mile ... part of a state championship cross country team in 2013 ... all-state in cross-country in 2013 ... Honor Student ... National Merit Semifinalist.

Personal: Born May 31, 1996 ... son of Greg and Melissa Metzger ... father, Greg, ran cross-country and track at Bellarmine University ... enjoys Ping-Pong and ultimate Frisbee ... majoring in Finance.