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Ryan Bender
Ryan Bender

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indiana, PA

High School:
Indiana

Event:
Distance



Four-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference honoree in cross country ... holds school records in the 5000 meter run and the 10,000 meter run

Senior: Placed fourth at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship ... won the Duquesne Invitational ... placed second at Duquesne Duals ... finished 15th of 322 runners at the Penn State National Open ... finished eighth of 177 individuals at IC4A's ... named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week on Sept. 7

Junior: Placed second at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship ... won the La Salle Invitational and the Duquesne Invitational ... finished second at the Duquesne Duals ... finished seventh of 184 harriers at the Spike Shoe Invitational ... placed fifth of 141 runners at IC4A's ... named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week on Sept. 8 ... set the school record in the 5,000 meter run with a 14:54.11 at the Bucknell Classic ... set the DU record in the 10,000 meter run with a 30:43.07 at the IC4A Championships

Sophomore: Finished 10th of 108 runners at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship ... placed 21st of 148 runners at IC4A's ... finished first for Duquesne in seven of eight races ... named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7

Freshman: Was named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 8 ... finished first among Duquesne runners in four out of seven races, including the Atlantic 10 Championship and the IC4A/ECAC Championship ... placed 10th of 105 harriers at A-10's ... finished third of 106 runners at Duquesne Invitational ... named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 10 ... had DU's top 5,000 meter time of the year

High School: Placed ninth at the 2000 PIAA AAA State Championships ... finished second in the 1600 and third in the 3200 at the WPIAL AAA Track Championships ... placed eighth in the 1600 at the PIAA AAA Track Championships

Personal: 2003-04 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team ... 2002-03 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team ... 2003-04 and 2002-03 CoSIDA Academic All-District ... 2004 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year ... 2003 and 2004 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Academic All-Conference ... 2003 and 2004 Atlantic 10 Track & Field Academic All-Conference ... member of the Dean's List, Director of Athletics Honor Roll and Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... pharmacy major.

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