Ben Matthies
Ben Matthies

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard South

Event:
Mid-Distances



High School: Earned a trio of varsity letters in track and field and soccer at Glenbard South High School, taking home all-conference honors in the 400-meter dash and 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays all three years.

Placed fourth in 400-meter dash at the 2007 Illinois high school state championships, clocking a time of 47.92. Also earned a fourth-place showing in the 4x400-meter relay.

Ran on the Nike outdoor national championships 4x800-meter relay squad, notching a split of 1:51.9.

Personal: Benjamin Paul Matthies was born Oct. 17, 1988, in Chicago, Ill. ... Is the son of Paul (deceased) and Anne Matthies ... His twin brother, Brandon, also competes for the Purdue cross country and track and field teams ... Intends to major in industrial management.