Ben Flanagan
Ben  Flanagan


Kitchener, Ontario

High School:
St. Mary's


Elig. (In/Out):

Last Updated: May 6, 2016

At Michigan
• Academic All-Big Ten (2015)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2014-15)

Junior (2016)
• Ran 14:06.85 for an outdoor PR in the 5K at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 1)
• Made 10,000 meter debut in the Invitational section at the Mount Sac Relays (April 14), finishing eighth in 29:13.72
• Finished third in the 3,000 meter run at Battle of the Blues (March 31) with a time of 8:12.07
• Opened season finishing 11th in the 1500 meter run at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invite (March 26) with a time of 3:50.67
• Competed in both the 3,000 (8:07.89) and 5,000 (14:23.35) meter runs at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27)
• Ran the 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 12), finishing sixth in his heat in a new PR of 14:02.91
• Finished sixth in the 3000 meter run at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6) with a new PR of 8:04.12
• Scored for U-M in the 3000 meter run finishing fifth in a PR of 8:09.24 at the Notre Dame Invitational (January 23
• Ran a personal best 4:07.05 in the mile race at the Commodore Invitational (Jan. 15) for fifth place.

Redshirt Freshman (2015)

• Medaled with a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) in the 5,000m race, running 14:23.36
• Finished third in the 5,000m race, running 14:18.36 for a new personal-best at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (May 1-2)
• Ran 14:21.50 for a near-40 second PR at the time and 15th place in the 5,000m race at UVA Challenge (April 17-18)
• Finished 11th in the 3,000m race at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4)
• Made his outdoor debut at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28), finishing 14th in the 5,000m race

• Made his Wolverine debut in the 3,000m race at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7), finishing in 8:40.51

Freshman (2014)

• Redshirted

• Redshirted

• Graduated from St. Mary's High School (2013)
• Four-year Honor Roll student
• Earned St. Mary's Academic Excellence Award (2010, '11)

Cross Country
• Two-time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 7K champion (2010, '12)
• Placed third at the OFSAA meet in 2009
• Three-year member of Canadian Junior National Team, finishing third at the 2012 NACAC Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad
• Placed second at Junior Canadian Cross Country Championships in 2012 and seventh in 2011
• Competed at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships, placing 34th
• Four-time St. Mary's MVP

Track & Field
• Finished third at the 2012 OFSAA Championships in the 3,000-meter run
• Took second in 1,500- and 3,000-meter run at the 2011 OFSAA meet and third in the 3,000-meter run in 2010
• Placed 16th in the 1,500-meter run at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France
• Finished runner up in the 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Canadian Youth Nationals and second in the 2,000-meter run at 2010 event
• Four-time St. Mary's MVP

• Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology
• Majoring in Movement Science
• Born January 11, 1995
• Son of Ron and Michelle Flanagan

Other Sports Played
• Member of St. Mary's swim and junior hockey teams

High School Personal Bests:
8K -- 24:34 (cross country)
1,500m -- 3:51.77 (outdoor)
3,000m -- 8:17.79 (outdoor)


Event Time Date
3,000m (I) 8:04.12 2-6-16
5,000m (I) 14:02.91 2-12-16
3,000m (O) 8:09.24 1-16-16
5,000m (O) 14:08.85 5-1-16
10,000m (O) 29:13.72 4-14-16