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Ben Carruthers
Ben Carruthers

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Dexter, Mich.

High School:
Dexter

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 120

Event:
Distance


05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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

05/17/2014

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.

05/14/2014

MSU Track & Field Travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

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

05/08/2014

Spartan Track & Field Gears Up for GVSU Last Chance Weekend

MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.

04/17/2014

Spartan Track & Field Hits the Road in Weekend Slate

MSU to be represented at Mt. SAC, Larry Ellis and Jesse Owens this weekend.

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

2012-13:
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.

2011-12:
OUTDOOR:
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.
INDOOR:
Did not compete.

2010-11:
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.

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

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