Ben Carruthers
Ben Carruthers

RS Senior

Dexter, Mich.

High School:


Spartan Cross Country Teams Kick Off Season August 29

MSU women set to defend Big Ten title


2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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


Women's Cross Country Finishes Third, Men Place Fifth at NCAA Regionals

Rhynard earns automatic individual bid to Nationals with fourth-place overall finish.


MSU Women's Cross Country Wins 2013 Big Ten Championship

Leah O'Connor's runner-up finish leads the Spartans to their third title in four years.


Cross Country Set To Compete At Big Ten Championships

Women look to win back title in West LaFayette, Ind. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

*Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree

Recorded a time of 30:54 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, good for 31st place overall ... Finished 32nd with a personal-best 8K time of 24:21.90 at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed seventh while running a time of 24:38.60 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational... Ran to a sixth place finish at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 25:42.00... Ran a time of 25:33.30 to place 25th at the Roy Griak Invitational... Posted a time of 24:48.00 at the Wisconsin Invitational

Competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and finished with a 10k time of 31:14, 28th overall ... Ran a 10k time of 25:12.50 at the Big Ten Champions, finishing 35th overall... Recorded a season best 8k at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, finishing 105th overall with a time of 24:23... Finished fifth overall at the Spartan Invitational with an 8k time of 24:43... Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing 43rd overall with a time of 25:11... Academic All-Big Ten.

Competed at the Spartan Invitational, placing 10th with a time of 25:10...Finished 44th at the Louisville Classic with a time of 24:37.78...Ran at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:50 to place 211th overall...Placed 33rd at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 24:34.70...Competed at the Great Lake Regional to place 47th with a time of 32:16...Ran a career-best 10K at the NCAA Championships with a time of 31:36.40 to place 195th...Academic All-Big Ten.

Finished second at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 15:42.63 ... Placed 25th at the Spartan Invitational, posting a time of 25:08 ... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing in a time of 25:42.40 ... Ran the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 26:37.6 ... Placed 71st at the Big Ten Championships, recording a time of 25:33 ... Finished 82nd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 32:07.5 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Ran unattached in the Jeff Drenth Memorial, finishing with a time of 16:15.4 ... Also competed unattached in the Spartan Invitational with a time of 26:11 ... Placed sixth in the EMU Fall Classic with a time of 15:39.8.

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 ... Son of Vern and Cindy Carruthers ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.