"Ben has had a great four years of training that will have a positive cumulative effect this year on his racing. Last year, he was 14th at the Pac-10 Cross Country Championships and is a Top 10 returner (this year). He has grown into the leader of this team and he has high goals for the squad this year."
Arizona State: Ranks among the Top 10 in program history in two indoor events... stands seventh all-time in the 3,000m run at 8:05.75 and eighth in the 5,000m run in 14:24.54 with both times coming in 2010... 2010 Outdoor: Competed in a pair of events at the Pac-10 Championships, including the 3,000m steeplechase (15th) and the 5,000m run (27th)... runner-up in the steeple at the Double Dual... also competed in the shorter races, including the 800m once and the 1,500m run three times... ran a personal-best time of 3:50.77 in the 1,500m run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational... Academic All-Pac-10 First Team honoree... 2010 Indoor: Ran in a pair of races... finished 14th in the 5,000m run at the MPSF Championships... also ran the 3,000m event at the Husky Classic... Academic All-MPSF selection... 2009 XC: One of the team's Top 2 finishers for much of the season... earned All-Pac-10 Second Team honors by finishing 14th at the Pac-10 Championships... just missed all-region accolades by placing 26th overall... posted three Top 15 finishes on the year, including fifth at the Dave Murray Invitational and 15th at the Notre Dame Invitational to go along with his Pac-10 placement... finished 201st at the NCAA Championships... earned a place on the Academic All-Pac-10 First Team... 2009 Outdoor: Regionally qualified for and competed in the steeplechase at the NCAA West Region meet... ran a personal best time of 9:03.52 to take second in the event at the ASU Invitational to earn the qualifying mark... placed 10th at the Pac-10 Championships... also ran the 5000m at the Pac-10 meet... earned a place on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Second Team... also was a first team Academic All-Pac-10 and USTFCCCA All-Academic selection... 2009 Indoor: Ran in two races... recorded personal-best indoor times in both the 3000m and 5000m events... finished 16th in the 5000m run at the MPSF Championships... selected for Academic All-MPSF honors... 2008 XC: Returned to the line up in time for the NCAA Pre-National Meet, finishing second on the team and 81st overall... scored at the Pac-10 Championships as the team's fifth runner (51st overall)... second on the team at the NCAA West Region meet with his 45th-place showing... selected for Second Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors... 2008 Outdoor: Won a pair of races during the season, including the 3,000m steeplechase at the Double Dual and the 5,000m run (section 2) at the Oregon Relays... placed ninth in the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 Championships... also finished 16th in the steeplechase... ran a PR 9:18.04 in the steeplechase to win the Double Dual... competed internationally, running in the top division of the 5,000m at the KBC Nacht van de Atletiek (finished 20th)... earned Academic All-Pac-10 First Team honors... 2008 Indoor: Ran in a pair of 3,000m races... scored at the MPSF Championships by finishing seventh in a personal best time of 8:09.65... 2007 XC: Closed the season on a high note, moving into the team scoring by finishing third at the NCAA Championships and 163rd in the overall standings... placed 26th in the Pac-10 Championships... named the team's Newcomer of the Year... opened the season with a sixth-place showing at the Dave Murray Invitational... third on the team (20th) at the Roy Griak Invitational to help the men to a runner-up finish in the team standings... selected for Academic All-Pac-10 First Team honors... 2007 Track: Redshirted... clocked a personal-best time of 14:35.79 in the 5,000m run at the KBC Nacht van de Atletiek meet in Heusden, Belgium... 2006 XC: Redshirted... ran in three races as an unattached athlete, finishing a season-high 15th at the Canyon West Classic.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Westerville North High School (Westerville, Ohio)... lettered four times each in track & field and cross country for the Warriors... captained the cross country team for three seasons... placed fourth to earn All-Ohio honors in cross country (2004)... also earned the all-state honors on the track after placing third in the 3,200m run (2005)... captured regional and district championships in the 1,600m (2006) and 3,200m (2006) runs... won the 800m (2006), 1,600m (2006) and 3,200m (2006) events at the Ohio Capital Conference meets... named 2004 Central District Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Personal: Majoring in bio-chemistry and psychology (double major)... parents are René and Rachel Engelhardt... has two sisters: Marie and Heidi... father René competed for the cross country and track & field program at Iowa State... born February 23, 1988, in Westerville, Ohio... hobbies include hackey-sack and disc golf... full name is Ben Thomas Engelhardt.
Personal Bests 1500: 3:50.77 3000: 8:05.75 3000SC: 9:03.52 5000: 14:24.54
In NCAA Championship Meets
2009 XC - 10,000m Course - 31:57.00 - 201st
2007 XC - 10,000m Course - 31:39.00 - 163rd
* Indicates All-America honors attained