Men's Cross Country
Ben Young - Men's Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, KY
  • High school Tates Creek

Personal bests

  • First-Team All-SEC (2018 Cross Country)
  • Sub-4-minute mile club
  • SEC All-Freshman Team – Cross Country (2015)
  • SEC Honor Roll – 2017

2018-19 (Junior)

  • SEC scorer in the mile, running 4:04.95 to place fifth
  • Ran on the third fastest DMR in school history, anchoring a 9:44.40 time
  • Ran a 4:04.11 (converted to 4:01) at the Camel City Invitational in the mile

Cross country

  • Placed fifth with an 8,000-meter personal best 23:03.58 to earn First Team All-SEC honors for the first time in cross country and lead UK to a third-place team finish
  • Led the way for UK at the NCAA SE Regional Championships in a 10k time of 30:44.20 to place 27th individually as UK was 12th as a team

Outdoor (Sophomore) – SEC scorer in the 1,500m placing seventh … Ran a 1,500m PB 3:42.75 to finish second at the Florida Relays … Won the 1,500m at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge … Ran on UK’s school-record 4,1500m relay that placed second at National Relays (15:14.38) … Ran a PB 3:42.75 to place second in the 1,500m at Florida Relays, the time ranks No. 10 on the UK all-time list
Indoor (Sophomore) – Fourth in the mile at the SEC Championships … Ran on UK’s SEC-scoring fifth-place DMR at SECs … Broke four minutes in the mile, placing second in 3:59.59 at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational … Second in the mile at the McCravy Memorial … Third in the 3k with a PB 8:09.86 at the Clemson Invitational … Ran on UK’s winning DMR at the Kentucky Invitational
Cross Country (Junior) – Placed 56th at NCAA Southeast Regionals with a 10 time of 30:43.20 … Placed 20th at SECs … 8k season best was 24:31.40 at SECs

Outdoor (Freshman) – Qualified for NCAA East Prelims for the first time, placing 43rd in the 1,500m … 21st at SECs in 1,500m … Ran a personal best 3:44.97 to place sixth in 1,500m at Florida Relays in a breakout performance
Indoor (Freshman) – Ran on UK’s fourth-place SEC DMR … PR in the mile, 4:07.84, came in a fourth-place performance at Kentucky Invitational

2015-16 (Freshman)
Cross Country – SEC All-Freshman team in cross country

Prior to UK
Kentucky state champion in the mile … Placed fifth at Nike Festival of Miles with PR 4:09.20.

Majoring in Mathematical Economics

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