Track & Field


Ben Bonhurst

Ben Bonhurst
Ben  Bonhurst

Hometown:
Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown West

Last College:
Florida State

Event:
Throws

I/O:
Sr./Sr.


2017 SEC Bronze Medalist (Shot Put)
2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2017
Indoors: Competed four times in the regular season in the shot put, never finishing outside of the top-five... had a top finish of second place at the Armory Invitational, and threw a season-best 60-2 in a third-place result at the Tiger Paw Invitational... scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, when he finished eighth.
Outdoors: Won his shot put season-opener at the Hurricane Invitational with a mark of 61-3 that led the nation for a week... tossed a PR, 61-7, to finish fourth at the Florida Relays... that mark ranks fifth in Carolina history... earned a bronze medal at the SEC Championships, finishing third... qualified for the NCAA East Regional and finished 13th, the last student-athlete not to qualify for Nationals, with a throw of 60-4... also competed in the discus, setting a PR of 160-7 at the Gamecock Invitational.

Previous School
Competed for two seasons at Florida State... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the shot put in 2015.

High School
Was a three-time state champion in shot put while also winning a discus state title at Smithtown West HS... Also won indoor and outdoor national championships in the shot put.

Personal
Son of John and Haidee Bonhurst... Plans to major in sociology at South Carolina... Chose the Gamecocks because they give him the opportunity to be his best.

Indoor Personal Records
Shot Put
19.05m | 62-6 (2/6/15 Doc Hale VT Elite)
Outdoor Personal Records
Shot Put
18.77m | 61-7 (4/1/17 Florida Relays)
Discus
48.94m (4/15/17 Gamecock Invitational)
 

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