Solid outing leads to Mt. SAC, most important meet before championship season
Personal, school records continue to drop for UW athletes
Wyoming looking for strong statement facing league schools
Senior replaces an 8.05 with an 8.02 on Saturday
Forty-seven UW students honored for hard work in classroom
2012-13: Posted two personal best times during the season...ran 4:25 in the mile at the Force Team Challenge during the indoor season..notched a 15:15 in the 5,000 meters at the MW Outdoor Championships to finish 13th...also placed eighth in the steeplechase in 9:26 at the event...won the steeplechase at the Nebraska Quad in 9:30...also competed at in the MW Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters and on the distance medley relay...named Academic All-MW.
2011-12: Had a strong indoor season as a member of the distance medley relay that placed sixth in the MW Championships and also competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Husker Invite where he placed 11th ... his outdoor season was highlighted by a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Air Force Relays and a seventh-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Azusa Pacific meet ... came in first in the 3,000-meter steeple at the Jack Christiansen meet.
2010-11: Banks improved nearly every time he set foot on the track, setting five personal records and earning six top-five finishes ... his best finish of the season came at the CSU-Pueblo Invite in which he won the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... he earned Wyoming points in the steeplechase in the MW Outdoor Championships, finishing seventh with a personal-best mark of 9:13.97.
Before Wyoming: Banks gained experience representing his country in international competition in cross country and in mountain running ... was the U-19 New Zealand cross country champion, as well as placing second in 2008 and third in 2007.
Personal: Banks was born Oct. 9 in Auckland, New Zealand ... son of Greg and Joan Banks ... majoring in marketing.