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Ben Fox
Ben  Fox

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Cheyenne Mountain HS

Height:
6-0

Experience:
2V

09/01/2015

Heath Wins Season-Opening Men's Cross Country Race

Pepperdine's men defeated Cal State Northridge in a head-to-head matchup in Alumni Park.

08/30/2015

Cross Country 2015 Season Preview

A veteran group of Waves will look to outperform expectations in the West Coast Conference.

12/04/2014

Eight Cross Country Runners Earn WCC All-Academic Status

Lisa Santroch and Ben Fox claimed spots on the first team.

11/14/2014

Cross Country Ends Season at NCAA West Regional

Katie Engel led the women for the fifth time in six races this year.

11/01/2014

Engel, Maeda Lead Way Again at WCC Championships

Pepperdine next runs at the NCAA West Regional in two weeks.

11/02/2013

Cross Country Hosts WCC Championships (11/2/2013)

Photos of the Waves' runners in action in Alumni Park in Malibu at the conference meet.

09/14/2013

Cross Country Pepperdine Invitational (9/14/2013)

Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named to the WCC All-Academic first team as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014: Ran at the final four meets of the season as a sophomore ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the 10k NCAA West Regional (32:32.0) ... His best 8k time was 26:23 at the Stanford Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at six meets as a freshman ... Finished first among the Waves at the first two meets of the season, including the Pepperdine Invitational ... Best 8k time came at the Bronco Invitational (25:59.5).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Competed at seven meets as a freshman ... Ran the 1,500 and 5,000 meters multiple times ... Had bests of 4:16.20 in the 1,500 (Pomona-Pitzer, 4/12) and 16:12.54 in the 5,000 (UC Irvine, 3/21) ... Also ran the 800 once (2:13.14 at Cal Poly, 3/29) and the mile once (4:22.57 at Riverside CC, 3/8).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2013 ... Ran two years of varsity cross country and two years of varsity track ... Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... Team won state championships in cross country and track in 2010 ... Was an AP Scholar with honors and president of the National Honor Society.

CLUB: Was an AAU All-American his junior year.

PERSONAL: Born in Spokane, Wash. ... Son of Stephen and Debra Fox ... Has two brothers, Jacob and Matthew ... His brother Jacob ran cross country and track at Middlebury College ... Majoring in biochemistry ... Chose Pepperdine because "it's a lovely, small school in the perfect location with the necessary academics, and I will be happy there."

FAVORITES: Enjoys mountain biking, swimming, snowboarding, reading, rock climbing and camping ... Favorites include Galen Rupp (pro athlete), the Denver Broncos (pro sports team), Miracle in the Andes (book), movie (Inception), The Office (TV show), Coldplay (musical artist) and basketball (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "nearly anyone can do it, if they are willing to put in the time and mileage to succeed."

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