Ben Demaree
Ben Demaree
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jesuit

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-2012): (XC) All WCC … Earned a personal-best in the 4mile Hornet Jamboree in 19:45 … Ran the 8k at the Stanford Invitational in 24:28 … Raced a personal-best in the 8k in 24:17.3, earning 14th place at the Bronco Invite … Competed at the WCC Championships in the 8k and finished in 13th place with a time of 24:48 … Ran in the NCAA DI West Regional Championships and earned 30:51, a personal-best in the 10k. (TRACK) Did Not Compete.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-2011): (XC) Placed 19th in the USF Invitational with a time of 25:37… Finished 59th at the Riverside Invitational, finishing with a 25:23… Ran to a 59th place finish again at the Stanford Invitational, registering a time of 25:03… Ran a career best in the 8k with a 24:44 while placing 34th in the Bronco Invitational… Placed 11th at the West Coast Conference championships… finished 132nd with a time of 32:25 at the NCAA West Regional. (TRACK) Completed his first steeplechase, a 3000m distance and barriers in 9:44:00 @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11… Ran 9th in the 3000m steeplechase and finished 9:26:14@ San Francisco State 3/25/11… This time was 18 seconds faster than his previous PR and ranked 3rd all-time at SCU and created a SCU freshman record…Earned a seasonal best of 4:02:18 in the 1500m and finished the 800m in 2:04:05 @ San Francisco State 4/2/11…Won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:33:65 and ran 4:11:82 in the 1500m @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Raced the 2nd best time of his career in the 3000m steeplechase in 9:27:67 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country: 19:45 in the 4mile (2011 - Hornet Jamboree); 24:17.3 in the 8k (2011 - SCU Bronco Invite); 30:51 in the 10k (2011 - NCAA West Regionals Championship)
Track: 2:04:05 in the 800m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 4:02:18 in the 1500m (2011 - Johnny Mathis Invite); 15:33:89 in the 5k (2011 - WCC Championship); 9:26:14 in the 3k Steeplechase (2011 - SF State Distance Carnival)

High School Coach: Tom Rothenberger
Best Marks XC: Portland Meadows 5k-15:05, Jesuit HS 5k-15:49
Best Marks Track: 1500m 4:01.19, 3000m 8:45.32
Top Finishes: 1st place Nike-Pre Nationals, 4th Place OR 6A XC State meet, 11th place Nike WA/OR Border Clash (1st Oregonian)
Intended Major: Bio-Engineering

Coach Montoro commented on Demaree
"Ben has been extremely well coached by Tom Rothenberger at Jesuit and will be well prepared for Division 1 competition and training. He has some of the best HS marks of any previous recruit here at SCU both on the trails and in the class room, so it will be exciting to follow his development."