Ben Butler

Position Distance
Height 5'10''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School SkyView Academy


Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team


2019 INDOOR (Jr.)
Posted a second place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) with a time of 8:30.14 … Recorded a personal-best time in the 3,000-meter run at the Power Five Invitational (2/1-2/2), finishing in fifth place with a time of 8:22.99 … Ran a new personal-best in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9), finishing with a time of 8:17.79 … Posted a personal-best in the 5K at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20), finishing second with a time of 14:17.13.

Finished fourth overall and third for the Jayhawks at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with a time of 19:38.8 in the men’s 6K race … Placed fifth overall at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) as KU’s third finisher in the men’s 8K with a time of 24:43.5 … One of three Jayhawks to finish in the top-100 in the men’s 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13), placing 96th with a time of 25:01.43 … Finished second for the Jayhawks and 12th overall at the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 24:14.8 … KU’s second finisher and 34th overall finisher in the 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) with a time of 31:46.9.

2018 OUTDOOR (At Oklahoma State)
Did not compete.

2018 INDOOR (At Oklahoma State)
Placed eighth in the 3,000-meter run at the Corky Classic (1/13) with a time of 8:50.74 … Placed 19th at the Razorback Invitational (1/26-27) in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:34.92 … Ran a career-best time of 8:26.87 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/9-10) … Placed 27th in the 3,000 meters a the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) and 15th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:55.56.

2017 CROSS COUNTRY (At Oklahoma State)
Ran in one meet, the Penn State National Open (10/13), where he finished 67th overall in the 8.4K race with a time of 26:45.6.

2017 OUTDOOR (At Oklahoma State)
Utilized redshirt season.

2017 INDOOR (At Oklahoma State)
Utilized redshirt season.

2016 CROSS COUNTRY (At Oklahoma State)
Utilized redshirt season.

Three-time cross country class 3A state champion as well as a two-time 3A 3,200-meter champion for head coach Randy Scherer at SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colorado … Earned All-State track honors four times and All-State cross country honors three times … Finished third at the 2016 USA Cross Country Championships … Team captain for the track & field squad at SkyView for all four years … National Honor Society president during the 2015-16 school year and graduated as the valedictorian of his class … Named as the Physics Scholar of the Year in 2015 and won the 2016 Honorable Leader Award.

Son of Patrick and Kelly Butler … Brother to three younger siblings; Ryan, Paige and Joe … Both parents attended KU … Brother, Ryan, also runs at Kansas … Majoring in business and Spanish.