Ben Metzger
Ben  Metzger
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
St. Xavier

Event:
CC/Distance

2017-18: Outdoor – Raced in five meets … named Academic All-MAC … opened the year with a personal-best 30:30.39 in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays (3/30-31) … took seventh in the 10,000m (30:57.92) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/10-12) … finished 10th in the 5000m (14:40.03) at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/19-20). Indoor – Competed in four meets … won the 3000m (8:29.41) at the Indiana Relays (1/26-27). Cross Country – Ran in five meets … named Academic All-MAC … finished 53rd at the MAC Championship (10/28).

2016-17: Outdoor – Competed in six meets … named Academic All-MAC … placed third in the 10,000m (season-best 30:33.69) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) … won the 5000m (personal-best 14:34.53) at the Gina Relays (4/27-29) … claimed the 10,000m (30:51.18) at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (4/1). Indoor – Ran in two meets … clocked a season-best 14:48.44 in the 5000m (32nd) at the Meyo Invitational (2/3-4). Cross Country – Raced in six meets … named Academic All-MAC … finished 23rd (26:10.4) at the MAC Championship (10/29) … took 159th (33:51.1) at the Great Lakes Regional (11/11).

2015-16: 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).

2014-15: Outdoor – 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. 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.