Ben Whitman
Ben Whitman
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Webster, N.Y.
High School: Webster Thomas
Major: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

2016: Competed in five races during his junior year… Was the team’s top finisher in the open race at the Inter-Regional Rumble, finishing ninth overall with a season-best time of 27:04.6 (the second-best time of his career)… Finished 76th at the UAA Championships… Was the team’s fifth finisher at the Sudeck Sundown Classic, finishing 10th overall with a 6K time of 20:26.0… Placed 70th in the open race at the All-Ohio Championships with the time of 28:23.1, the fifth-best mark among CWRU competitors in the race… Received UAA All-Academic honors.


  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:26.0/10th place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 8K/28:53.6/140th place (Team Finish: 13th)
  • All Ohio XC Championships Open: 8K/28:23.1/70th Place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/27:04.6/9th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • UAA Championship: 8K/31.31.24/76th Place (Team Finish: 8th)

2015: Competed in four races during his sophomore season… Recorded a career-best 8K time of 26:24.8 in the open race of the Oberlin Inter-Region Rumble, finishing 32nd overall and fourth among CWRU competitors… Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:57.6/20th place
  • Calvin Knight Invitational: 8K/27:34.5/149th place
  • All-Ohio XC Championships: 8K/27:29.8/81st place
  • Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/26:24.8/32nd place


  • Sudeck Classic 6k/21:06.34/18th
  • Calvin Knight Invitational 8k/27:51.3/122nd
  • All-Ohio Championship 8k/29:19.78/167th
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open 8k/28:53.9/73rd

Personal: Earned a total of eight varsity letters with three each in cross country and outdoor track as well as two in indoor track at Webster Thomas High School…member of the American Chemical Society.