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Ben Stancombe
Ben Stancombe


Bloomington, Ind.

High School:



57 Hawkeyes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA


Iowa Crowns 12 Champions at Musco Twilight

The Iowa track and field team hosts the 14th annual Musco Twilight


Hawkeyes Set to Host Musco Twilight

The 14th annual Musco Twilight is set to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.


Hawkeye Women Take Invite Title

Women finish first with 212 points, while the men finish second with 170.5


2 School Records Go Down in Tucson

The Hawkeyes finalize competition at the Jim Click Shootout


NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field

NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field Saturday, May 25, 2013


Iowa Invitational

Iowa Invitational Friday, Feb. 15, 2013


adidas Classic

adidas Classic Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Iowa Open

Iowa Open Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


Musco Twilight XIII

Musco Twilight XIII Saturday, April 21, 2012

2013 -- Indoor - placed third in weight throw at Iowa Invite (56-2 1/2 (17.13m), sixth at adidas Classic (54-6 1/2, 16.62m), ninth at Iowa State Classic (55-11 1/4, 17.05m) and 21st at Big Ten Championships (53-11 3/4, 16.45m)... Outdoor - leads team in hammer throw (193-6, 58.98m)... placed third in hammer at Alabama Relays (193-6, 58.98m), fourth at Musco Twilight XIV (193-5, 58.95m), fourth at Jim Click Shootout (192-10, 58.78m), 13th at Big Ten Championships (190-3, 58.00m), 17th at Drake Relays (188-5, 57.43m), fifth at Lee Calhoun Invite (182-1, 55.50m) and 37th at NCAA West Preliminary (181-5, 55.30m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Dean's List.

2012 -- Indoor - posted collegiate-best weight throw (57-4 3/4, 17.49m) at Iowa State Classic... that mark ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... placed fourth in weight throw at Adidas Classic (56-2 3/4, 17.14m), fifth at New Year's Classic (56-4, 17.17m), seventh at Iowa Invite (55-9 1/4, 17.00m) and 17th at Big Ten Championships (57-2 1/4, 17.43m)... placed 10th in shot put at New Year's Classic (47-0 3/4, 14.34m) and 15th at Iowa State Classic (49-1 3/4, 14.98m)... Outdoor - placed second in hammer at Arkansas Spring Invite (191-2, 58.26m), third at Tom Botts Invite (192-5, 58.66m), seventh at LSU Invite (192-4, 58.63m) and 24th at NCAA West Preliminary (191-7, 58.40m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - posted season-bests in shot put (50-0, 15.24m) at Iowa Open and weight throw (56-10, 17.32m) at Iowa Invitational... Outdoor - placed fourth in hammer throw with collegiate-best 197-6 (60.20m) at Sun Angel Classic... that mark ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... placed fifth in hammer throw at Musco Twilight XII (196-1, 59.78m), second at Jim Duncan Invite (192-2, 58.57m), 19th at Drake Relays (189-10, 57.87m), seventh at LSU Invite (185-0, 56.38m) and 38th at NCAA West Regional (182-4, 55.58m)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - redshirted... Outdoor - placed second in hammer throw with a season-beset 185-11 (56.68m) at Iowa Invite... competed in hammer throw at NCAA West Regional (41st, 177-3, 54.04m)... placed second in hammer at Tiger Track Classic (183-8, 55.99)... placed third in hammer at Lee Calhoun Memorial (171-4, 52.22m)... letterwinner.

High School -- two-time Nike All-American, placing sixth in weight throw indoors and fourth in hammer throw outdoors... placed second in shot put (58-0) and sixth in discus (165-8) at state meet senior year... two-time conference shot put champion, earning all-state and all-conference honors twice... team captain as a senior... set school record in shot put (60-4)... other best marks were 178-4 in discus, 218-4 in 12-pound hammer throw, 197-4 in 6-kilogram hammer throw and 67-10 in 25-pound weight throw... lettered four years in track and three in football... named football team captain, earning all-conference honors... academic all-state honorable mention, academic all-conference and National Honor Society member... coached by Larry Williams, Wil Fleming, Ryan Ketchum and Doug Ballard.

Personal -- born March 29, 1990... son of Brian and Beth Stancombe... health and human physiology major.

Stancombe's Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Shot Put (I) 50-0 (15.24m) Iowa Open 1/15/11
Weight Throw (I) 57-4 3/4 (17.49m) at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
Hammer (O) 197-6 (60.20m) at Sun Angel Classic 4/9/11
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