Track & Field
Ben Mason - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lafayette

Collegiate Bests
60M: 7.10 | 100M: 10.83 | 200M: 21.39 | 400M: 48.52

2013 (Senior)
Outdoor – Competed at 100 and 200 meters … Competed at SEC Championships … PR 100-meter time 10.83 came at the Kentuckiana Border Battle … Season best 200M time 21.75 came at Border Battle to help lead UK (Commonwealth team) to a victory over Indiana and Notre Dame … Ran the third leg of UK’s 4×100-meter relay team for much of the season, including a win at home meet Heart of the Bluegrass Classic on Senior Day.

Indoor – Finished fifth with a new PR 60 meters time of 7.10 at the Hoosier Open in December 2012 … Placed sixth in the 200 meters at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 22.21 … Season-best 200-meter time of 21.70 came in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational at the track, which hosted SEC and NCAA Championships.

2012 (Junior)
– Competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters running a PR time in each event … Went 10.86 in the Bellarmine Classic 100 meters for a new collegiate-best to take second … Won the 200 meters at the Bellarmine Classic with a new PR time of 21.39 … Won the Bellarmine Invitationa 400 meters with a PR time of 48.52.

Indoor – Competed in the 60 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters … Top 60 meter time of the season (7.16) came at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet … Also ran a season-best 200-meter time of 22:01 at the same meet … Top 400-meter time of 49.85 came at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

2011 (Sophomore)
Outdoor– Only ran the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season, finishing with a season-best time of 49.22 at the SEC Championships.

Indoor– Ran a season-best 7.19 in the 60-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet … Had the third fastest time on the team in the 200-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet, finishing with a time of 21.88 … Competed in the 400-meter dash at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing with a season-best time of 49.44, the third fastest time all season for the Wildcats.

2010 (Freshman)
Outdoor– Had a time of 21.94 in the 200-meter dash during Kentucky’s meet in Orlando, Fla. … Competed in the 400-meter dash, earning his best time of the season in Gainesville, Fla.

Indoor– Ran a season-best time of 7.21 in the 60-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial … Also ran his season-best time in the 200m dash at the Rod McCravy, crossing the finish line in 22.05 … Finished with a time of 50.07 in the 400m dash at the Tyson Invitational.

High School
Placed third overall in the 200m dash and fourth overall in the 100m dash at the 2009 Kentucky state championships as a senior … As a junior at the 2008 state championship meet, placed third in the 200m dash and fifth in the 100m dash after clinching regional crowns in both events … Competed in the state championships in each of final three years … … Coached by Ken Northington … Four-year letter winner in track … Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity during 2008 winter break in Biloxi, Miss.

Full name is Benjamin Levi Mason… Feb. 7, 1991 in Lexington, Ky. … Parents are Ted and Regina Mason… Has two brothers: Matt and Alex who serves in the U.S. Air Force … Brothers, father, uncle and grandmother all attended UK … major is Integrated Strategic Communications with a minor in Art Studio.

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