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 Benjamin Ritz

2015 Ivy League Champion, 4x800m Relay

2015-16: Advanced to the final in the 1,500m run at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships ... Crossed the line in a career best matching 3:46.31 at the Battle Road Twilight Meet.

2014-15: Part of the winning 4x800m relay at the Outdoor Ivy League Championships ... Ran in Columbia's winning 4,000m distance medley relay at the IC4A/ECAC Championships ... Clocked a season best 3:46.31 in the 1,500m run at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet.

2013-14: Finished the 8K at the Princeton XC Invitational in 24:51 for a season best.

High School: Ritz was named first team all-state in cross country in both 2011 and 2012 seasons. He is also a two-time first team INTER-AC League honoree in outdoor track and was named first team All-INTER-AC in Cross Country in 2011. Ritz finished as the runner-up in the 3200m at the PAISSA State Championships in 3200m and the runner-up at the Cross country PAISSA State Championships.

Career Bests

800m - 1:56.34
Sam Howell Invitational - April 3, 2015
1,000m - 2:25.98
Yale Tri-Meet - Jan. 24, 2015
1,500m - 3:46.31 (Twice)
Battle Road Twilight Meet - May 14, 2016 (most recent)
1 Mile - 4:06.84
Armory Track Invitational - Jan. 30, 2015
3,000m - 9:00.79
Fastrack National Invite - Feb. 12, 2016
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jenkintown, Pa.
High School: Germantown Academy
College: CC
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