Columbia Track and Field BIO
 Benjamin Ritz

Personal Records:

Event Season Distance Meet Date Class
800m Outdoor 1:56.34 Sam Howell Invitational 4/3/15 Sophomore
1,000m Indoor 2:25.98 Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia 1/24/15 Sophomore
1,500m Outdoor 3:46.31 Sam Howell Invitational 4/3/15 Sophomore
One Mile Indoor 4:06.84 Armory Track Invitational 2/14/15 Sophomore


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.

Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jenkintown, Pa.
High School: Germantown Academy
College: CC
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