Track & Field



 Mike Banks
Mike Banks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auckland, New Zealand

Last College:
Univ. of Auckland

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance

Experience:
2L


04/13/2013

Track Athletes Achieve Multiple Personal Bests in Nebraska

Solid outing leads to Mt. SAC, most important meet before championship season

02/22/2013

Men in Fourth, Women in Fifth After Day Two of MW Indoors

Personal, school records continue to drop for UW athletes

02/20/2013

Teams to Prove Mettle at MW Indoor Championships

Wyoming looking for strong statement facing league schools

02/02/2013

Douglass Re-Breaks Own UW 60-Meter Hurdles Record

Senior replaces an 8.05 with an 8.02 on Saturday

01/31/2013

Wyoming Student-Athletes Earn League Academic Accolades

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.

Personal Bests:
Indoor:
Mile - 4:25.10 (2013)
3,000 Meters - 8:34.42 (2012)

Outdoor:
1,500 Meters - 4:09.71 (2011)
3,000-Meter Steeplechase - 9:13.97 (2011)
5,000 Meters - 15:15.67 (2013)

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