Ben Boerma | Distance
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.
Previous School: Wade Hampton High School
Won the men’s 3000 meter run at North Carolina’s Joe Hilton Open in a time of 9:27.01 … Captured 11th in the seeded 3000 meter run at Clemson’s Bob Pollock Invitational in a time of 9:49.60 … Took 11th place in the finals of the 5000 meter run in a time of 15:22.60 at ETSU’s Buccaneer Open … Captured 20th place in the men’s 5000 meter run in a time of 16:56.80 at UCS Invitational … Placed 18th in the men’s 3000 meter run in a time of 9:20.40 at Coastal Carolina Invitational … Finished 23rd in the finals of the seeded 5000 meter run in a time of 16:07.53 at Emory Classic … Crossed the line in 23rd in a time of 4:16.32 in the men’s 1500 meters at the Cumberlands Invitational … Finished 20th in the 5000 meter run at the SAC Championships.
Claimed the fifth spot in the 3000 meter run at ETSU’s Niswonger’s Invitational in a time of 9:20.79 … Earned third in the men’s seeded 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:04.92 at Clemson’s Bob Pollock Invitational … Placed third in the 3000 meter run in a time of 9:12.80 at the Gamecock Invitational … Finished 11th in the 5000 meter run at the Terrier Relays in a time of 15:49.24 … Placed 10th in a time of 4:18.79 in the 1500 meters at the Chanticleer Classic … Claimed ninth in the 3000 meter run at the Chanticleer Classic in a time of 9:50.32 … Member of the 4x100 relay team “B” that captured third at the Chanticleer Classic … Finished 12th in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:15.24 at the South Atlantic Conference Championships … Also competed on the men’s cross country team.
Claimed seventh individually at the 2012 South Carolina High School Class 4A State Cross-Country Championships … Placed second individually at the 2011 Class 3A SCHSL Cross Country State Championships … Member of the 2011 SCHSL Class 3A State Runner-Up Cross-Country team.
Personal Best Times – High School
• 1,600 Meter Run 4:30.64
• 3,200 Meter Run 10:16.80
• 5,000 Meter Run 16:00.07
Born on March 26, 1995 … Son of Richard and Iva Boerma … Majoring in Graphic Design.