Ben Weisel
Ben Weisel
Year: JR/JR
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Position: Distance
Last School: Father Ryan HS
Experience: 2L

2017 Outdoor

  • Finished second in 1500m (3:52.32) and eighth in 800m (2:10.97) at OVC Championships
  • Won 800m preliminary heat in season best 1:52.50 at OVC Championships
  • Ran 1500m season best 3:48.47 to take 25th at Virginia Challenge

2016-17 Indoor

  • Finished sixth in 800m (1:56.31) and 16th in mile (4:33.42) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 3000m season and personal best 8:42.32 to place 16th at Thundering Herd Invitational
  • Set 800m season best 1:52.50 in preliminaries at OVC Championships

2016 Outdoor

  • Finished third in 1500m (3:52.11) and eighth in 800m (2:02.06) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 800m season and personal best 1:51.11 in preliminaries at OVC Championships
  • Set 1500 season and personal best 3:48.17 in taking third at Mt. SAC Relays

2015-16 Indoor

  • Finished fifth in mile (4:16.63) and seventh in 800m (2:04.31) at OVC Championships
  • Ran mile season and personal best 4:10.04 at Meyo Invitational to take 28th
  • Set 800m indoor best 1:53.36 in preliminaries at OVC Championships

Prior to Belmont

Prepped at Father Ryan High School under coach Doug Jones ... Holds school records in 800m, 1600m, 3200m and 5000m ... Two-time All-State honoree ... 2015 State Champion in 1600m and 3200m ... 2014 State Runner-Up in Cross Country and 1600m.

Personal

Born Jan. 3, 1997 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Andrew and Kristin Weisel ... Has two siblings, Aaron and Emma ... Lists favorite athletes as Nick Symmonds, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook ... Favorite musical groups are Imagine Dragons and Coldplay .... Lists greatest sports thrill as winning two state championships.

Personal Records

400m (Outdoor): 51.23
800m (Outdoor): 1:51.11
1500m (Outdoor): 3:48.17
Mile (Indoor): 4:10.04
3000m (Indoor): 8:34.44
5K (XC): 15:21
8K (XC): 25:46.17

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