Ben Carruthers
Ben  Carruthers

RS Senior

Dexter, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 120



2015 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Announced

One-hundred and seven Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


USTFCCCA Announces Division I All-Academic Student-Athletes

Coaches association recognizes 13 track & field athletes.


2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Otwell Wins Bronze on Day One of Big Ten Championships

Julia Otwell races to a bronze-medal win in the 10,000-meter on Friday night at Purdue.


MSU Track & Field Travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.

Collegiate Bests
• 1,500m - 3:54.34
• Mile - 4:17.41
• 3,000m - 8:34.26
• 5,000m - 14:19.43
• 10,000m - 29:30.99


INDOOR: Ran a time of 14:34.32 in the 5,000m at the SPIRE Invitational, finishing eighth overall
OUTDOOR: Finished 11th in the 10,000m run with a time of 26:36.90 at the Raleigh Relays on Mar. 27

Academic All-Big Ten
Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 10k where he ran a time of 30:33.56... Finished 11th at the Big Ten Championships in the 10k in a time of 29:31.09... Ran his season-best time in the 10k of 29:30.99 at the Raleigh Relays and finished seventh.
INDOOR: Ran 14:27.76 in the 5,000m run at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished third in the 5k at the SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational in a time of 14:26.24... Ran the 3,000m run at the Hillsdale Wide-Track Classic (2/8) and finished fourth in a time of 8:34.26.

Academic All-Big Ten

OUTDOOR: Recorded a season-best 4:10.52 in the 1,500m at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the EMU Twilight meet with a season-best 8:50.30 ... Earned a season-best mark of 14:46.28 in the 5,000 at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

Ran a personal-best 3:54.34 in the 1,500m for a fifth-place finish at the MSU Spartan Invite ... Achieved a personal-best 14:19.43 in the 5,000m to finish 11th at the GINA Relays.
Did not compete.

OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
Was a four-year letterwinner at Dexter High School for David Testa in both cross country and track & field ... Individually, turned in a seventh-place time of 15:58 at the state meet to earn all-state honors ... Was 14th in 2008 at the state cross country meet with a time of 15:55 to earn all-state recognition ... Received all-conference and all-region honors for cross country in 2008 and 2009 ... Team finished first at the 2006 Division II state cross country meet and was runner-up in 2007 and 2009 ... Earned all-region honors for track & field in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Placed third in the 3,200m in 2010 and seventh in 2009 to earn all-state distinction ... Posted a career-best time of 9:18 in the 3,200m and 4:28 in the 1,600m his senior year ... Member of the National Honors Society.

Born July 14, 1992 in New York, N.Y.... Son of Vern and Cindy Carruthers ... Plans on majoring in engineering.