Jake Benton
Jake Benton
Height: 5-6
Weight: 123
Year: So.
Hometown: Wentzville, Mo.
High School: Ft. Zumwalt North HS
Position: Distance
Personal Records: 8K (XC): 25:40.62  10/02/10
                             10K (XC): 32:59.70  11/20/10
                             1 Mile (I): 4:36.51    02/19/11
                           3000m (I): 8:56.79    02/27/11
                           5000m (I): 15:22.72  02/11/11

2010-11: Cross Country: Was a top runner for the Lions in his freshman season... At the UCM Mule Run was the top runner for the Lions with a 10th place finish in 21:53.96 for the 6.4k run... Ran a season best 8k in 25:40.62 at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic... Helped the Lions to a runner-up finish at the MIAA Championships, placing 18th... Was the second finisher for the Lions and the top freshman finisher at the South Central Regional Championships, placing 19th, covering the 10k course in 32:59.70; Indoor: Competed in the mile, 3k, and 5k runs... Had a season best performance in the 5k at the Iowa State Classic, placing 15th with a time of 15:22.72... Ran the 3k and 5k at the MIAA Championships with a 11th and 5th place finish, respectively.

In High School - a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track for coach Matt Steinhoff at Ft. Zumwalt North High School. He was the conference and district champion in cross country his senior year, as well as a conference champion in the mile, two-mile, and the 4x800m relay team. He was also the district champion in two mile and 4x800m. He holds the school record in the two mile and the 4x800m relay.

Personal - a health promotions and wellness major...born March 26, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo...son of Mike and Tammie Benton...has one younger sibling, Jordan.