Ben Wynsma
Ben  Wynsma

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suttons Bay, Mich.

High School:
Suttons Bay HS

Position:
Distance/XC

Major:
Entrepreneurship


2014 (Cross Country): Ran a 16:01.4 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (8/29) ... finished with a time of 26:39 at the 2014 Spartan Invitational (9/12) ... marked a time of 27:06 at the Roy Griak Invite (9/27) ... ran a 26:06.5 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invite (10/18).

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)

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