Track & Field

 Ben Reifenberg
Ben  Reifenberg


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
Bishop Dwenger



Cross Country/Track & Field Teams Volunteer at 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

25 Ramblers lent a hand at mile markers throughout the iconic race


Former Ramblers Look to Own Chicago in Bank of America Chicago Marathon

A pack of six former Loyola standouts to run in Sunday's 26.2-mile event


Seventy-One Ramblers Named To Spring Academic Honor Roll

Fourteen Loyola cross country/track & field student-athletes recognized


Ramblers Add Four More Titles On Final Day Of Horizon League Championship

Men and women both finish third as weather cuts meet short


Loyola Sweeps 10K Titles on Opening Day of Horizon League Championship

Josh Stein, Gina Valgoi give Ramblers first titles at League gathering

2011-12: Competed in five of Loyola's six cross country meets, scoring in all but one ... Finished 23rd at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship ... Took 83rd in a field of 171 runners at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet ... Placed fourth at the UIC Home Opener and 20th at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship ... Finished sixth in the 5,000m and 10th in the 3,000m at the Horizon League Indoor Championship ... Moved into sixth on Loyola's all-time list in the 3K after posting time of 8:18.05 at Grand Valley State's Big Meet ... Finished fifth in the open mile at the Gladstein Invite ... Took 10th in the 5K at the Meyo Invite with a personal-best time of 14:35.52 ... Recorded time of 9:22.29 in a two-mile run at Iowa ... Finished third in the 10,000m and sixth in the 5K at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship ... Notched time of 30:30.26 in his first appearance in the 10K at the Stanford Invite ... Posted season-best times of 4:00.17 in the 1,500m at Wake Forest and 15:01.52 in the 5K at the Musco Twilight.

2010-11: Battled injuries for a majority of the year ... Finished sixth in the 5K at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with time of 15:09.41 ... Made first appearance of the season the previous weekend, running a 15:12.07 in the 5K at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Did not compete during the cross country or indoor track seasons.

2009-10: Second Team All-Horizon League honoree after finishing eighth (25:57) at the Horizon League Championship ... Finished sixth out of 408 runners at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational ... Finished fifth at the DePaul Opener, covering the four-mile course in a time of 20:32 ... Took 56th place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Meet with a 10K time of 32:39 ... Did not compete during the track season.

2008-09: Finished ninth in the 3000m (8:32.92) at the Horizon League Championships...took seventh place at the League Cross Country Championships 8K with a time of 25:37...placed fifth at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational, finishing with a time of 25:01...finished second in the DePaul Opener four-mile race (20:50) and the Crusader Invitational 6K (19:35)...finished ninth at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 25:09...took 67th at the NCAA Midwest Regional 8K...took fifth in the 1000m (2:33.55) and eighth in the 3000m (8:51.97) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener...took fourth place in the 3,000m at the Illinois Invitational with a time of 8:41.01...took second place in the 5000m at the Chicagoland Championships with a time of 14:55.84...finished 20th in the 1500m (3:52.93) and 42nd in the 800m (1:56.46) at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

2007-08: Recipient of Loyola's Tom O'Hara Award and Newcomer of the Year Award...placed first (4:17.42) in the indoor mile at the ISU Classic...part of the McCabe-Headrick-Pugliese-Reifenberg indoor distance medley relay team that finished second (10:08.86) at the Horizon League Championships...won the outdoor 5000m (15:02.42) at the Dave Rankin Invitational...led team with a ninth-place finish (4:00.92) in the 1500m at the UNC Invitational...placed fifth (3:56.62) in the outdoor 1500m at the League Championships...earned All-League First Team honors after leading the Ramblers at the League Cross Country Championships, finishing in sixth with a personal-best time of 25:48.

High School: Earned a trio of all-state honors in track and field in the 4x800m relay in 2005, the 4x800m and 4x1600m relays in 2006 and 4x1600m relay in state cross country qualifiers in 2005 and 2006...high school conference champions in 2005 and 2006...posted a personal-best time of 15:35 in the 5K and 1:55 in the 800m...member of the National Honor Society... ranked in the top 20% of his class all four years...four-year letterwinner in wrestling...earned all-state honors in wrestling in 2007...named individual conference champion in wrestling in 2007.

Reifenberg's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
Mile (I)4:16.042008
3,000m (I)8:18.05Grand Valley State2012
5,000m (I)14:35.52Meyo Invitational2012
800m (O)1:56.46Georgia Tech Invitational2009
1,500m (O)3:52.93Georgia Tech Invitational2009
5,000m (O)14:55.84Chicagoland Championship2009
10,000m (O)30:30.26Stanford Invitational2012



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