Ben Demaree
Ben Demaree
Year: Junior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jesuit
Major: Bioengineering

AS A JUNIOR (2012-2013): (XC) Placed 2nd at the Gator Invite 8k with a time of 25:33 … Earned 25:11 at the Stanford Invite 8k. (TRACK) Did not compete

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-2012): (XC) All WCC … Earned a personal-best in the 4mile Hornet Jamboree in 19:45 … Ran the 8k at the Stanford Invitational in 24:28 … Raced a personal-best in the 8k in 24:17.3, earning 14th place at the Bronco Invite … Competed at the WCC Championships in the 8k and finished in 13th place with a time of 24:48 … Ran in the NCAA DI West Regional Championships and earned 30:51, a personal-best in the 10k. (TRACK) Did not compete. 

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-2011): (XC) Placed 19th in the USF Invitational with a time of 25:37… Finished 59th at the Riverside Invitational, finishing with a 25:23… Ran to a 59th place finish again at the Stanford Invitational, registering a time of 25:03… Ran a career best in the 8k with a 24:44 while placing 34th in the Bronco Invitational… Placed 11th at the West Coast Conference championships… finished 132nd with a time of 32:25 at the NCAA West Regional. (TRACK) Completed his first steeplechase, a 3000m distance and barriers in 9:44:00 @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11… Ran 9th in the 3000m steeplechase and finished 9:26:14@ San Francisco State 3/25/11… This time was 18 seconds faster than his previous PR and ranked 3rd all-time at SCU and created a SCU freshman record…Earned a seasonal best of 4:02:18 in the 1500m and finished the 800m in 2:04:05 @ San Francisco State 4/2/11…Won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:33:65 and ran 4:11:82 in the 1500m @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Raced the 2nd best time of his career in the 3000m steeplechase in 9:27:67 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 19:45 in the 4mile (2011 - Hornet Jamboree); 24:17.3 in the 8k (2011 - SCU Bronco Invite); 30:51 in the 10k (2011 - NCAA West Regionals Championship)
Track: 2:04:05 in the 800m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 4:02:18 in the 1500m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 9:26:14 in the 3k Steeplechase (2011 - SF State Distance Carnival); 15:33:89 in the 5k (2011 - WCC Championship)

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Tom Rothenberger .... Best Marks XC: Portland Meadows 5k-15:05, Jesuit HS 5k-15:49 ... Best Marks Track: 1500m 4:01.19, 3000m 8:45.32 ... Top Finishes: 1st place Nike-Pre Nationals, 4th Place OR 6A XC State meet, 11th place Nike WA/OR Border Clash (1st Oregonian)

PERSONAL: Majoring in Bioengineering.