Ben Sparkman
Ben Sparkman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Island, Ill.

High School:
Rock Island

Height:
6-1

Event:
Sprints

02/23/2013

Redbird Women in 2nd After Day One of Valley Championships

Eight earn All-Valley honors

01/12/2013

Redbirds Take 2nd in Annual Coughlan-Malloy Cup Series at Indiana State

Rachael Brewer broke the facility record in the 3,000-meter run

12/08/2012

Brittany Smith Breaks School Record to Kick Off the 2012-13 Indoor Season

She holds second furthest throw in the NCAA this season

04/28/2012

Smith Breaks School Record on Final Day of Drake Relays

This was the second runner-up finish of the meet for Smith

02/25/2012

Redbirds Earn Eight Valley Honors; One Valley Title

The women's team heads into day two in first place with 42 points.

2011-12

Indoor: Finished third at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.04 ... ran to a first-place finish in the 55-meter dash at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3), posting a time of 6.53 ... ran a personal-best 22.52 in the 200-meter dash at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) to finish 15th ... finished fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the 60-meter dash, after running a personal-best 6.97 in the preliminary round.

Outdoor: Finished second at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.98 ... ran a season-best 10.90 in the 100-meter dash in the preliminary round at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11), only to follow with a season-best 22.25 in the 200-meter dash prelims.

2010-11

Indoor: Took first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.05 at the Early Bird Open ... ran a career-best 6.97 in the 60-meter dash at the MVC Indoor Championships to finish eighth ... posted back-to-back seventh-place finishes in the 200-meter dash at the Indiana State Dual and Illinois Intercollegiate running 23.06 and 22.97, respectively ... took first as part of the 4X400 relay team at the Redbird Invite.

Outdoor: Placed fourth at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.86 ... took second with a time of 10.87 in the 100-meter dash at the Gateway Classic ... set a personal-best 10.76 at the MVC Outdoor Championships to finish seventh ... took fourth in the 200-meter dash at the Gateway Classic ... took second at the EIU Big Blue Classic as part of the 4X100 relay team ... finished fifth at the MVC Outdoor Championships as part of that same relay team ... took first as part of the 4X400 relay team at the Lee Calhoun Invite.

2009-10

Indoor: Finished 22nd at the EIU Friday Night Special in the 60-meter dash with a mark of 7.17 ... was 28th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.00 at the EIU Friday Night Special.

Outdoor: Finished seventh in the 100-meter dash at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a mark of 11.11 ... ran 10.98 in the 100-meter dash at the Jesse Owens Classic ... finished eighth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.80, which was a season-best time ... took 13th at the EIU Big Blue Classic and the Lenny Lyles Invite in the 200-meter dash ... was fifth at the Redbird Spring Invite in the 200-meter dash with a 22.38 ... took ninth at the MVC Championships with a time of 21.89 ... was a member of the 4X100 relay team that finished fourth at MVC Outdoor Championships.