Saint Louis Track & Field BIO
Ben Naeger
Player Profile:
Ben Naeger 3101643
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
High School: Ste. Genevieve
Major: Psychology

Naeger's Performance List (TFRRS)

2018-19 • Sophomore
Cross Country
• Competed in five meets.
• Was the Billikens' top finisher at the NCAA Regionals, where he ran the 10K in 31:55.8 to place 39th overall.
• Had a PR over five miles at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 10th with a time of 24:52.4.

Indoor Track and Field
• Did not compete.

Outdoor Track and Field
• Won the silver medal at the A-10 Championships in the 10,000 meters, posting a PR of 30:17.04.
• A-10 Academic All-Conference selection.
• Placed first in the 5,000 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a PR of 14:32.20.
• Was the runner-up in the 10,000 meters at the Wash U Invitational and at the Billiken Invitational in the 5,000 meters.

2017-18 • Freshman
Cross Country
• A-10 All-Freshman team.
• Collected a school-record three A-10 Freshman Performer of the Week honors.
• Placed second in his first collegiate meet, the Forest Park XC Festival, where he finished the 7.5K in 24:52.5.
• Turned in top 20 finishes at the National Catholic Invitational and the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational.
• Placed 53rd overall at the A-10 Championships with an 8K time of 26:46.5.

Indoor Track and Field
• Ran the 3,000 and 5,000 meters for the Billikens.
• Had a PR in the 3,000 meters of 8:35.00 at the A-10 Championships, good for ninth overall.
• Also ran the 5,000 at the A-10s and finished in 10th place.
• PR'd in the 5,000 meters at the Thundering Herd Invitational, crossing the finish in 14:46.69.

Outdoor Track and Field
• Ran the 5,000 meters four times and the 10,000 meters once.
• His top 5,000-meter time of 14:49.50 came at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
• Turned in a 13th-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the A-10 Championships, crossing the line in 31:48.58.
• Finished 14th in the 5,000 meters at the A-10 meet.

Missouri Class 4 State Champion in the 3,200 meters in 2016.
• Missouri Class 4 District and Sectional Champion in the 3,200 meters in 2017.
• Missouri Class 3 Cross Country State Champion in 2015.
• 2015 Gatorade Missouri Cross Country Runner of the Year.

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