Ben Scamihorn
Ben Scamihorn
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marshall, Ill
High School: Marshall HS

CROSS COUNTRY

Personal Bests:
5K: 15:50.8 (8/31/18)
8K: 25:08.7 (10/12/18)
10K: 31:55.1 (10/9/18)

2018: Placed 38th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with 10K PR time of 31:55.1... Took second in the 5K with a PR time of 15:50.8 at the Saluki Invitational... Also recorded a 8K PR (25:08.7) at the Bradley Pink Classic

2017: Did not participate

2016: Broke personal best by more than a minute in the 10K with a 32:21.8 time at the NCAA Regionals in Iowa City, Iowa ... NCAA Regional finish also was the 17th fastest 10K time in school history ... Runner-up to Keith Meyer at the SIUE John Flamer Invitational (25:41.28) ... Took sixth place at the EIU Walt Crawford Opener.

2015: Set personal bests in both the 8K and the 10K as a sophomore... Shattered his previous 8K best by over a minute with a fifth place finish at the SIUE John Flamer Invite Oct 3., finishing in 25:25.7.

2014: Competed in every race for the Cougars as a true freshman... Recorded an 8K PR at the Ohio Valley Conference championships of 26:25.86... posted a top-ten finish on the year of seventh in the SIUE Cross Country Challenge... Performance at NCAA Regionals placed him 19th on the all-time freshmen 10K list with a time of 34:02.2.

Prep: Holds the Marshall High School record in the three-mile run in cross country at 15:47 … Three-time conference award winner in the 3,200-meter run … Claimed a conference title in the 1,600-meter and 5,000-meter race … Produced second fastest 3,200 Class 1A time of 10:00.93 and fifth fastest 1,600-meter time of 4:32.84 … Earned seven letters at Marshall in track and field, cross country, and football … Parents are Jay Jeanice Scamihorn.

TRACK AND FIELD

Personal Bests

Indoor: 
800: 2:02.362 (1/20/17)
Mile: 4:12.36 (2/10/17)
3,000: 8:38.96 (1/18/19)
4x400 Relay: 3:30.78 (1/14/17)
Distance Medley Relay: 10:36.19 (2/24/17) 

Outdoor: 
400: 54.10 (4/29/16)
800: 1:56.26 (3/25/17)
1,500: 3:54.76 (4/22/17)
3,000: 8:46.54 (4/8/17)
5,000: 14:52.84 (4/19/19)
3,000 Steeple: 9:06.70 (3/28/19) - SCHOOL RECORD

Career: Is the school record holder in the 3000m steeplechase... Member of the SIUE DMR team that placed third at hte 2015 Indoor OVC Championships... Third all-time for SIUE in the indoor mile... Fourth all-time for the Cougars in the outdoor 3000m and fifth all-time in the outdoor 1500m

2019 Outdoor: Broke the school record in the 3000m steeplechase (9:06.70) at the Florida Relays 3/28... Placed sixth in the 3000m steeple and eighth in the 5000 at the OVC Championships 5/9... Placed first in the 3000m steeple at both the Joe Walker Classic 4/12 and Tom Botts Invitational 4/19

2019 Indoor: Placed tenth in the 3000m at the OVC Championships... Ran to a PR (8:38.96) in the 3000m at the John Craft Invite 1/18... Took fifth in the mile (4:19.11) at the Marshall Invitational 2/8 

2017 Outdoor: Placed seventh at the OVC Championships in the steeplechase in season-best time of 9:34.50 ... Champion at the Gateway Classic in the 3,000 with a PR of 8:46.54 ... Also turne din new personal bests at 800 (1:56.26) and 1,500 (3:54.76).

2017 Indoor: Earned a personal best in the mile at the Indiana Relays with a time of 4:16.05… Second personal best for the season was recorded in the mile with a time of 4:12.36 at the GVSU Big Meet

2016 Outdoor: Set new personal bests in the 400, 800, 1500, and 3000 Steeplechase... Finished seventh at the OVC Championships in the steeplechase... came in second in the 1500 at the SIUC Dual meet... finished in third in his first time competing in the 400 at the SIUC Dual meet. 

2016 Indoor: Recorded a personal best in the mile at the GVSU Big Meet of 4:20.10... finished first in the mile in both the SIUE-SEMO Dual and the Early Bird Invitational... part of the distance medley team that placed fifth at the OVC Championships. 

2015 Outdoor: Finished 12th in the OVC Championship in the 1,500 meters... finished 11th in the OVC in the 3K Steeplechase... recorded two fourth-place finishes in the 3K Steeplechase at the Red Wolves Open and the SIUE Gateway Invitational.

2015 Indoor: Ran the mile in six meets as a true freshman... took home first place at the Prin Relays and second place at the Gateway Dual... Was a member of the Distance Medley Relay team that took home third in the OVC.