Ruben Banks - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Ruben Banks

Fr/Fr | 6-4 | Throws | Binfield, England | IMG Academy

High School
2020 graduate of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida … Coached by Kibwe Johnson, 2012 Olympic finalist in hammer … Also competes in rugby and polo … Produced school records in hammer and weight throw with marks of 207-9 (63.33) and 76-8 ½ (23.38) … For 2020 indoor season, ranked fifth in nation among U.S. preps in weight throw with 76-8 ½ … Ranked 12th in hammer among U.S. high school throwers in 2019 and was fourth best in junior class with his 207-9 … Won shot put and placed third in discus at 2019 Golden South Classic … During 2019 indoor season had a season best of 70-3 ¾ (21.43) in weight throw … In 2018, season best marks were 199-5 (60.80) in hammer, which ranked him fifth among U17 age group in England, and 59-7 ½ (18.17) in weight … Competed with track club Windsor Eaton Slough & Hounslow in Eton, Berkshire.

Best marks: 76-8 ½ | 23.38 (Weight), 207-9 | 63.33 (Hammer), 55-9 |16.99 (SP), 161-0 | 49.09 (DT)

Personal
Ruben Earl Banks was born November 17, 2001 in London, England … Hometown is Binfield, England … Son of Moirah van Niekirk … Has four siblings, Chloe, Robert, Ryan, and Aaliyah … Brother Robert plays basketball and competed for England … Majoring in Business … Ambition is to be great at whatever he does … Favorite athletes are Kibwe Johnson and Sergey Litvinov, a three-time finalist in hammer at IAAF World Championships … Person he most admires is his mother … Can play the tuba … Chose Arkansas because it’s a great opportunity with great coaches and a great history.