Ben Wynsma
Ben  Wynsma

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suttons Bay, Mich.

High School:
Suttons Bay HS

Event:
Distance/XC

Major:
Entrepreneurship


2015 (Outdoor Track and Field): Took first at the Alma College Charlie Gray Inviational in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:58.74 (4/3) ... Took second at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic in the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:19.44) (4/11) ... Placed third at the Indiana State Gibson Invitational in the 5000 meter run (14:57.91) (4/16-18).

2015 (Indoor Track and Field):
The senior won the 3000 meter run at the CMU Jack Skoog Dual with a time of 8:50.22 (1/16) ... Won the mile at the SVSU Doug Hansen Open with a time of 4:12.29 (1/23) ... Won the DMR at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational with a time of 9:56.08 (2/6-7) ... At the MAC Championships, finished second in the DMR with a time of 10:09.90 and finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:16.34 (2/27-28).

2014 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Placed 11th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:58.62 at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic (4/13) ... finished the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:08.78 at the Al Owens Classic (4/19) ... placed 11th in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:30.29 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays (4/26) ... finished in the top 20 in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:57.96 at the Indiana Billy Hayes Invite (5/3) ... placed seventh in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:19.05 at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/15).

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 time of 4:24.91 at the GVSU Tune-Up (2/22)

2013 (Outdoor Track and Field): Won the 1500 meter 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 placed 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 Wisconsin 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 Minnesota 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 third in the 1500 meter run (3:57.67) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... finished 15th in section three of the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:13.23) at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) ... finished 12th in the 1500 meter run in a career-best 3:55.39 at the Indiana Polytan Invitational (4/21) ... finished 13th in the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:32.38) at the Penn Relays (4/26) ... finished fifth in the 3000 meter 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 3000 meter run in a career-best 8:51.22 at the Michigan Jack Harvey Invitational (1/21) ... finished 14th in the mile run in a career-best 4:14.31 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (2/4) ... finished 13th in the 3000 meter in a career-best time of 8:34.99 at the GVSU Big Meet (2/11) ... finished fourth (1:58.04) in the 800 meter run at the Jack Skoog Meet (2/17) ... finished ninth 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 MSU 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 800 meter in 2010 ... finished runner-up in the 1600 meter 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 800 meter, 1600 meter 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); 800 meter (1:54.45); 1500 meter (3:51.73); One mile (4:11.60); 1600 meter (4:14.31); 3000 meter (8:34.88); 3200 meter (9:55); 3000 meter steeplechase (9:02.84)

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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