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

Collegiate Personal Bests
Indoor:
3,000m - 8:52.70
5,000m - 15:21.66

Outdoor:
800m - 2:07.68
3000m Steeplechase - 9:13.48

2017-18: All-New England (Outdoor - 3,000m steeplechase)... NEICAAA All-Region (3,000m steeplechase)... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Finished eighth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NEICAAA Championship and third at the New England D3 Outdoor Championship... Was also third in the steeplechase at the NEWMAC Championship... Ran a season-best time of 9:13.48 at the NEICAAA Championship... Ran a season-best indoor time in the 3,000m at the Bowdoin College Invitational, finishing fourth in 8:52.70.

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.

2015-16:
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 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 … USATF 2012 Steeplechase National Champion … Maryland 3A Cross Country 5K State Champion … Frederick County Outdoor Track Champion … twelve-time varsity letterwinner … also competed in swimming and triathlon … captain … Intel STS Finalist 2014 … valedictorian.