Jake Benton
Jake Benton
Height: 5-6
Weight: 123
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wentzville, Mo.
High School: Ft. Zumwalt North HS
Position: Distance

2012-13: Indoor: Ran both the 5000 meter at the MIAA Championships where he finished 14th in 15:40.68 and the 3000 meter where he ran 9:08.45...Finished seventh in the mile at the UCM Classic where he ran 4:29.07...Took fifth in the 3000m at the MSSU Lion Invite finishing in 8:51.86...Was the Lions top finisher in the 3000 meter at the MSSU Open Invitational where he took fourth in 8:45.72...Outdoor: Ran both the 5000 & 10,000 meters at the MIAA Championships where he eighth in the 10k in 32:12.79 while running 15:35.93 in the 5k....Finished 9th in the 1500 meter at the Bill Williams/ Bob Laptad Invite running 4:08.20. 

2011-12: Indoor: Took 8th in the 5,000m at the MIAA Championships running a time of 15:19.3 ... took sixth in the 3,000m at the UCM Classic in a time of 8:59.98 ... ran a 4:35.43 in the mile and 9:05.57 in the 3,000m at the Lion Open ... Outdoor: Ran in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the MIAA Outdoor Championships taking 15th in the 5k in a time of 15:55.6 and 9th in the 10k at 32:43.76 ... took 4th in the 5,000m at the PSU Wendy's Invite with a time of 15:25.68 ... took second in the 10,000m at the KU Relays with a time of 31:02.6 ... ran 4:11.22 in the 1500m at the Williams/Laptad Invite, finishing 10th.

2010-11: Indoor: Ran 4:36:51 at the MSSU Radio Shack Open Invite in the mile… Competing at the MIAA Conference Championships crossing at 8:56.79 in the 3,000m run… 15:25.92 in the 5,000m run at Iowa State Classic...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....Outdoor: Ran 16:14.63 in the 5k at the MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships… Finished 31:29.27 at the 2011 Kansas Relays in the 10k.

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.