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Ben Wynsma
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Junior
Hometown: Suttons Bay, Mich.
High School: Suttons Bay HS
Major: Entrepreneurship
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Ben Wynsma
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 10/29/2012

2014 (Outdoor Track and Field): Placed eleventh in the 1500m run with a mark of 3:58.62 at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/13). 

2014 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished fourth in the one mile run (4:22.09) at the CMU Jack Skoog Open (1/17) ... finished the one mile run with a mark of 4:24.91 at the GVSU Tune-Up (2/22)

2013 (Outdoor Track and Field): Won the 1500m race (3:56.67) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/29) ... ran a career best 9:02.82 for a 12th place finish at the Penn Relays (4/26).

2013 (Indoor Track and Field): Ran a leg of the second place DMR that place second at the MAC Indoor Championships. Placed third in the mile at the MAC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:13.06. Earned second team All-MAC.

2012 (Cross Country): Finished 15th (20:10) at the 6K Badger Opener (9/7) ... finished with a time of 26:15 at the MSU Spartan Invitational (9/14) ... finished with a time of 26:14.9 at the Roy Griak Invitational -8K (9/29) ... finished with a season-best 25:27.6 at the Pre-National meet-8k (10/13) ... finished 34th (26:01.5) at the 8K MAC Championship Meet (10/27).

2012 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished 3rd in the 1,500m run (3:57.67) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... finished 15th in section 3 of the 3,000m steeplechase (9:13.23) at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) ... finished 12th in the 1,500m run in a career-best 3:55.39 at the Polytan Invitational (4/21) ... finished 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:32.38) at the Penn Relays (4/26) ... finished 5th in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:29.22) at the MAC Championships (5/10-5/12).

2012 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished runner-up in the mile (4:25.75) at the Chip Invite (1/13) ... finished 10th in the 3000m run in a career-best 8:51.22 at the Jack Harvey Invitational (1/21) ... finished 14th in the mile run in a career-best 4:14.31 at the Meyo Invitational (2/4) ... finished 13th in the 3,000m in a career-best time of 8:34.99 at the GVSU Big Meet (2/11) ... finished 4th (1:58.04) in the 800m run at the Jack Skoog Meet (2/17) ... finished 9th in the mile run (4:16.47) at the MAC Championships (2/25).

2011 (Cross Country): Finished ninth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (16:15.23) ... finished 50th at the 8K Spartan Invitational with a time of 25:47, his first collegiate 8K (9/16) ... finished 88th (26:47) at the 8K Notre Dame Invitational (9/30) ... ran (26:54) at the 8K Pre-Nationals (10/16) ... ran a personal best 25:25.2 at the 8K MAC Championship Meet (10/29) ... finished 98th in 32:24.1 at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet, his first collegiate 10K (11/12).

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

High School: Qualified for the state meet all four years, winning a state title in the 800m in 2010 … finished runner-up in the 1600m at the state meet in 2009 … made three trips to the state meet in cross country, finishing as high as third in 2009 … earned all-state honors four times in track and field and three times in cross country … set school records in the 800m, 1600m and 5K … lettered four times in track and field, three times in cross country and twice in soccer.

Career Bests: Cross Country 5K (15:48.2); Cross Country 8K (25:25.2); Cross Country 10K (32:24.1); 800m (1:55.60); 1,500m run (3:55.39); 1600m (4:14.31); 3000m (8:34.99); 3200m (9:55); 3,000m steeplechase (9:02.82); discus (174-00); shotput (53-0); hammer (164-01)