Spratling sets a new school, facility and meet record in 400M
Top Performances: 3,000M-9:18.07, 5,000M-15:42.41, 8,000M-25:40.72, 10,000M-32:40.81
2012-13 Indoor: Despite being injured most of the year with stress fractures, ran a season best 8:46.77 in the 3,000M run at the Nittany Lion Challenge...placed fifth in the men's 3,000M run at the Tiffin Carnival with a time of 9:03.98...ran at the Penn State National in the men's 5,000M run with a posted time of 15:29.80...competed at the Akron Invitational in the men's 5,000 meter run with a posted time of 15:20.72, a personal best time.
2011-12 Indoor: Finished in the top 15 in the 3,000M (9:18.07) at the Penn State Indoor Relays...competed in the 5,000M at the Spire Invitational. 2011-12 Outdoor: Set a career-best time of 15:42.41 in the 5,000M at the Charlotte 49er Classic...placed sixth and set a career best of 32:40.81 in the 10,000M at the Fred Hardy Invitational...competed in the 10,000M at the Bison Outdoor Classic.
Cross Country: Placed 11th (27:17) at the Duquesne Duals...first Panther to cross the finish line at the Cappy Anderson Invitational finishing fourth (25:40.72)...ran a 26:39.41 at the CMU Invitational to finish 19th...placed 90th (26:31.08) at the Big East Championships...finished 117th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet with a time of 33:24.05.
High School: Ben was a three-time state qualifier for cross country from 2007-09...state qualifier in 4x800M in 2010...school record holder for the 4x800M...cross country captain in 2009...track captain in 2010...four-year letterman in both track and cross country...graduated second in his class...AP scholar with distinction...National Merit Scholar commended.
Personal: Born on September 28, 1991...son of Jim and Angela Kisley...has one sister, Lydia (25) who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Rice University...majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science...currently has a 3.95 GPA while working two jobs...also plays the piano.