Ben Freed
Ben Freed
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Frederick, Md.
High School: Gov. Thomas Johnson
Position: Distance
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
3,000m - 8:53.68
5,000m - 15:21.66

800m - 2:07.68
3000m Steeplechase - 9:13.78

2016-17: NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (3,000m steeplechase)... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Competed in 12 meets... Was fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship... Finished second in the steeplechase at the NEWMAC Championship, running 9:42.81... Won the steeplechase in a dual meet at Williams on 4/15, running a time of 9:30.04.

NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (3,000m steeplechase) ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... competed in three outdoor meets all in the 3,000m steeplechase ... finished second at the NEWMAC Championship in a season-best time of 9:37.40 ... went on to take 10th in a time of 9:44.84 at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship in (5/5-7) and 12th in 9:42.79 at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship (5/13-14).

2014-15: NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (3,000m steeplechase) ... NEWMAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week (4/13) ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... began postseason competition in the 3000m steeple chhase with a second place finish (9:35.17) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/25), third (9:31.54) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (4/30-5/2), sixth (9:16.04 - career best) at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) and third (9:25.82) at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship (5/14-15).

Off the Track at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … also part of the MIT men’s cross country team … currently researching nuclear power plant simulators... Internship with MORSE corp Western Services... UROP in nuclear science and engineering.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School … honored as school’s Top Male Athlete 2013-2014 and Top Male Scholar Athlete … Maryland 3A Cross Country 5K State Champion … 12-time varsity letterwinner... Valedictorian … also competed in swimming and triathlon … captain … Intel STS Finalist 2014.