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     Ben Harvel  
    Ben

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Lee's Summit, MO

    High School:
    Blue Springs South

    Position:
    Hurdles


    AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in seven meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... ran the 400m hurdles at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... placed sixth at the Polytan Invitational in the 400m hurdles with best time of the season (55.21) ... competed in the 400m hurdles at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... ran the 500m and 400m at Meyo Invitational ... competed in the 400m at the Notre Dame Invitational and the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... placed fifth in the 500m at the Blue & Gold Invitational and helped the 4x400m relay team take first with a time of 3:14.50.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Blue Springs South High School in the spring of 2012 ... earned four varsity letters in track & field and three in football ... finished second in state as a junior in the 300m hurdles (37.55) ... also won a conference and district title and was named second team all-metro in the event ... named all-conference in the long jump and the 4x400m relay ... won conference championship in the 4x100m relay ... finished in sixth place in the 300m hurdles as a sophomore and was named all-metro honorable mention in the event ... was an all-conference wide receiver and corner as a senior on the football field as he helped the team to a class 6A MSHAA state football title ... participated in speech and debate, mock trial, Jaguar Ambassadors and National Honor Society ... won a conference championship in policy debate in 2011 ... conference runner-up in foreign extemporaneous speaking in 2011 ... was a state qualifier in policy debate in 2012 ... lead prosecutor for mock trial in 2011 and 2012 ... born in Kansas City, Mo., to Michael and Kathryn Harvel ... has a younger brother, Jack ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... undecided on major but will minor in science, technology and values.

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