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Benjamin Klemmeck

Class: R-Junior Position: Height: 5-11 Previous School: Liberty Bell High School Hometown: Twisp, Wash.

Cross Country Personal Bests
8K: 24:35
Sept. 28, 2018 - Queen City Invite
Charlotte, N.C.

10K: 32:14.6
Nov. 9, 2018 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Rock Hill, S.C.

ASUN Cross Country Championship (8K)
2018 (Bronx, N.Y.): 8th place, 25:36.8 (2nd Team All-Conference)

Big South Cross Country Championship (8K)
2017 (Lynchburg, Va.): 13th place, 26:27.7

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K)
2018 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 101st place, 32:14.6

Top Track Times at Liberty
1,500: 4:01.23
Mile: 4:35.73
3K: 8:43.39
5K: 14:42.01
10K: 32:09.56

2019 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Scored points in the ASUN 5K and 10K finals, placing sixth in both events
• Season-best 15:00.33 performance netted second place in the Gamecock Invitational 5K
• Ran a personal-best 4:01.23 1,500 for seventh place at the season-opening Jim Settle Spring Break Invitational

2019 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Season-best time of 15:14.98 placed eighth in the ASUN 5K final
• Came in sixth in the Liberty Flames Invite 3K in 8:43.39

2018 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Second team All-ASUN runner, placing eighth overall (No. 3 for the Flames) at the conference meet
• Came in 101st in his NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship debut
• Posted an 8K personal-best time of 24:35 to wrap up a 1-2-3-4 Liberty sweep at the Queen City Invite with a fourth-place finish

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Posted a big breakthrough 5K time of 14:42.01 at the Virginia Challenge
• His other 5K (15:03.41) earned key team points at the FSU Relays
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty
• Top unattached effort was a personal-best 8:49.47 3K at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational

2017 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• Finished 13th overall (No. 6 Liberty runner) in his Big South debut
• Clocked an 8K personal-best time of 25:07 for 146th place at the Paul Short Run
• Posted a 10th-place finish at the Liberty Big South Preview, his first race as a Flame

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Contested the 5K distance five times, improving from a 16:02.44 at the VertKlasse Meeting to a personal-best 15:15.67 in his season finale at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted
• Competing unattached, ran an 8:53.62 3K at the Liberty Elite Invitational

2016 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

Prep
• Graduated from Liberty Bell High School
• Placed fourth at the Washington 1B/2B state cross country meet as both a junior and senior, after coming in seventh as a sophomore
• Top cross country 5K time was 15:46
• Best state finishes on the track were a third place in the 3,200 and a fifth in the 1,600 as a sophomore in 2014
• Clocked track personal bests of 4:32.16 in the 1,600 and 9:51.36 in the 3,200
• Also a part of the basketball team

Personal
• Son of Thomas and Rebecca Klemmeck
• Birthday is Nov. 11
• Criminal justice major