Freshman sets two PRs on meet's first day
Record-setting times highlight final day of Vanderbilt meet
Kristen Findley's fourth-place finish in the 1,500 gave Commodores 16 points for meet.
Kristen Findley and Lily Williams through to 1,500 meter finals.
Meet opens Friday, May 9, with heptathlon and runs through Sunday, May 12.
December 8, 2013
Major: Mechanical Engineering.
Daughter of David and Jana Benjamin. Sister to Evan (18). Claire enjoys finding new places to hike, drawing and painting, and unexpected thrift shop discoveries.
Benjamin's TFRRS page: Here
2014 Outdoor Highlights: Posted the fourth-best time (35:30.76) on VU's all-time list in the 10k at the Mt. SAC Relays. It ranked at the time as the 12th best mark on the SEC's Outdoor Performance list this season.
2014 Outdoor Quick Recap: Took 15th at the SEC Championships in the 10k with a time of 36:23.99. ... Recorded a time of 35:30.76 in the 10k at the Mt. SAC Relays. ... Posted a season's best time of 17:15 in the 5k at the Stanford Invitational. ... Finished eighth in the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:59.55 at the Black & Gold meet. ... Posted a time of 10:03 in the 3K at the Tennessee Challenge.
2013 Indoor Highlights: Posted the ninth-best time (17:19.48)on VU's all-time performance list in the 5000-meter run.
2013 Indoor Quick Recap: Took ninth place with a time of 17:24.69 in the 5000-meter run at the Vanderbilt Invitational. ... Took 11th in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:59.19 at the Auburn Indoor Invitational.
2013 Outdoor Recap:Finished 38th in the 5K at the SEC Championships with a time of 17:34.87. ... Took eighth place in the 1,500 with a time of 4:45.50 at the Bob Pollock Invitational. ... Finished 10th in the 5k with a time of 17:06.20 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. ... Posted a PR time of 10:08.33 in the 3,000-meter run to earn a 10th-place finish at the Black & Gold meet..
2012 Indoor Recap:Took fourth in the 5000 open division with a time of 17:53.09. ... Finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:07.96 at the Samford Invitational. ... Finished 14th in the 3,000 with a time of 10:35.26 at the Kentucky Invitational.
2012 Track: Competed in the 3K event at the Kentucky Track & Field Opener, Rod McCravy Invitational, Vulcan Invitational and SEC Track & Field Indoor Championships ... Best time was 10:18.59, set at the Vulcan Invite on 2/10/12.
2011 Cross Country:Ran a 15:24.57 in her first race on the 4K course at the Belmont-VU Opener.
HS: Personal best of 10:57.15 in the 3200, placing fifth at the 2011 Virginia State AAA Indoor Championships ...Finished tenth at the Virginia AAA State XC meet, leading her Medlothian team to the State Championship team title ... Has a 5K cross country personal best of 18:24, set at the Great American in Cary, NC (2010)
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