February 2016 Athlete of the Month
Introducing the February Athlete of the Month, Ben Veatch, Carmel High School. You can watch Ben receive his award during halftime of the February 10th Pacers-Hornets game on Fox Sports Indiana.
Ben carries a 4.2 GPA, has volunteered at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and mentors younger athletes in Carmel for the Pups Running series. Ben is a two-time Indiana high school cross country individual state champion, four-time cross country All-American, and the defending champion in 3200 meters for track & field. He has been a team member of four state championship teams and two state runner-up teams between cross country and track & field in seven high school seasons thus far. He holds the Carmel High School record in cross country.
Last December, Ben finished 2nd at Nike Cross National Championship in Portland and 3rd in Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego. He ended the year ranked fourth nationwide among cross country runners. Ben is a four-year cross country letter-winner at Carmel and three-year track letter-winner with his senior season approaching this spring.
Ben will attend Indiana University in the fall and aspires to become a doctor in sports medicine. Our heartiest congratulations to Ben on his many outstanding achievements!