Ben Williams
Ben Williams
Year: JR/JR
Hometown: Portola Valley, Calif.
Position: Mid-Distance
Last School: Santa Clara University
Experience: TR

2018 Outdoor

  • Finished 13th in 800m prelims at OVC Championship in season and personal best 1:57.24
  • Ran 1500m season best 4:06.46 to place seventh at APSU Governors Invitational

2017-18 Indoor

  • Competed in two meets
  • Ran 800m season best 1:59.55 in Belmont debut to finish 10th at Vanderbilt Opener

Prior to Belmont

As freshman in spring 2017, competed in nine events and four distances at Santa Clara ... 800-meter season-best 2:01.04 at the Kim Duyst Invitational ... 1,500-meter season best 4:04.94 at the West Coast Last Chance Open ... 3,000-meter season-best 9:02.33 at the Fresno State Bulldog Invitational ... 5,000-meter season best 15:24.85 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.


Competed at Burlingame High (Calif.) under head coach Steve O'Brien ... Set personal bests in the 800 and 1,600 meters while running for Burlingame ... Two-time Burlingame High Athlete of the Year.


Born May 18, 1998 ... Son of David Williams and Kim Joondeph  ... Mother played volleyball at University of Tennessee ... Lists favorite athlete as Nick Symmonds ... Plans to major in music business at Belmont.

Personal Records

800m (Indoor): 1:59.55
800m (Outdoor): 1:57.68
1500m (Outdoor): 4:04.94
3000m (Outdoor): 9:02.33
5000m (Outdoor): 15:24.85