2021 graduate of The Woodlands Christian Academy … Coached by Tom Earle as well as Dan Green during his senior season … TAPPS state cross country champion as a junior and senior while team claimed four consecutive state team titles … Triple TAPPS state champion at 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m in 2021 … During 2019 season, finished as runner-up in those three events at TAPPS state meet … In 2021, won the 1,600m in a PR of 4:08.68 at Texas Distance Festival … Runner-up in mile with a PR of 4:07.40 at RunningLane Track Championships … Also, runner-up in 2 Mile with a PR of 8:48.90 at NSAF USA Meet of Champions … Among 2021 national high school list, ranked fifth in 3,000m, 10th in two-mile and 14th in mile.
HS best marks: 1:53.88 (800m), 4:08.58 (1,600m), 4:07.40 (Mile), 9:06.20 (3,200m), 8:48.90 (2 Mile)
Indoor: 4:19.05 (Mile)
XC: 14:39.6 (5k)
Benjamin David Shearer was born December 15, 2002, in The Woodlands, Texas … Son of Lance and Leah Shearer … Has four older siblings, Luke, Logan, Hannah, and Josh, who is a member of the Arkansas track and field team … Father played baseball at Concordia University in Austin, Texas … Majoring in Mechanical Engineering with career plans to become an engineer … Favorite athlete is Craig Engels … Person most admires is his father … Can make a good cheesecake … Chose Arkansas since it has an amazing program, team, and facilities.