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

2017 (Senior):  Was among the team’s top-seven finishers in all seven meets during the year, registering a scoring finish (top-five) five times… Turned in one of his best performances of the season at the UAA Championships, where he was second among CWRU finishers and 34th overall with a time of 27:16.8… Recorded his best 8K time of the season and the second-fastest of his career with a mark of 26.32.2 at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing 85th overall, 22nd among Division III finishers, and fourth among CWRU runners… Was the team’s fourth finisher and 58th overall at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championships… Recipient of the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Award… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:02.5/13th place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • OWU Invitational: 8K/26:49.2/32nd place (Team Finish: 6th)
  • Allegheny Classic: 4 miles/21:24/30th place (Team Finish: 6th)
  • All-Ohio Championships: 8K/26:32.2/85th place - 22nd DIII (Team Finish: 4th)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 8K/27:06.1/23rd place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • UAA Championships: 8k/27:16.8/34th place (Team Finish: 3rd)
  • NCAA DIII Great Lakes Region Championship: 8K/26:49.0/58th place (Team Finish: 4th)

2016 (Junior): 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 (Sophomore): 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

2014 (Freshman):

  • 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.