Men's Track

    Ben Stephen  
    Ben Stephen


    Liberty, Ind.

    High School:
    Union County


    2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Posted the second-best throw of his career to win the collegiate title in the shot put at the Tyson Invitational ... drew huge cheers with his career-best toss of 18.18m (59-7.75) to win at the Indiana Open, and his mark is the eighth best in IU lore ... recorded a heave of 17.14m at the Indiana Open, the seventh-best throw in school history.Outdoor: Improved his regional mark to 17.37m (57-0) for eighth place at Big Tens ... recorded a career best of 44.59m in the discus at Big Tens.

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted indoor and outdoor ... competed at the USA Junior Nationals, finishing fifth in the shot put with a mark of 18.73m.

    PREP: Recorded a personal-best mark of 65-8.00 in the shot put and another in the discus (178-5.00) ... is the Union County shot put record holder ... was a four-year letterwinner in track and field ... owns the freshman and junior class shot put records in the state of Indiana ... placed sixth in the shot put at the Junior Olympics as a sophomore ... was the runner up in the shot put and took third in the discus at the Nike Indoor Nationals during his junior year ... was the Nike Outdoor Nationals champion in the shot put as a junior and the Junior Olympic champion ... placed fourth at junior nationals in the same event ... won the state title in the shot put as a senior and was the runner-up in the discus ... was also a letterwinner in football and wrestling.

    PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1989 ... majoring in mathematics ... is the younger brother of Hoosier track and field standout Martin Stephen II.

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