Women's Track

Claire Benjamin -


Richmond, VA

High School:
Midlothian HS



Claire  Benjamin


Good day for Goodale at SEC Championships

Freshman sets two PRs on meet's first day


No speed limits at Invitational

Record-setting times highlight final day of Vanderbilt meet


VU posts best SEC score since 2005

Kristen Findley's fourth-place finish in the 1,500 gave Commodores 16 points for meet.


Steeple, high jump score on day three

Kristen Findley and Lily Williams through to 1,500 meter finals.


Track set for SEC Championships

Meet opens Friday, May 9, with heptathlon and runs through Sunday, May 12.


2013 Music City Challenge

December 8, 2013

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Benjamin's TFRRS page: HERE

Benjamin's XC Bio: HERE

2015 Outdoor Season: SEC Championships: Finished 13th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 36.48.33. … Tennessee Challenge Finished 12th in the 3000 with a time of 10:14.04. … Stanford Invitational: Shattered her previous best by 35 seconds in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:29.07 … Black & Gold Invitational: Finished fifth in the 3000 with a time of 9:46.46; Was 17th in the 1500 with a time of 4:44.84.

2014-15 Indoor Season:
SEC Championships: Set a nine-second personal record in the 5000-meter run and earned 10th place with a time of 16:44.34, which ranked as the fourth-best mark on VU's all-time performer's list. ... Tyson Invitational: Set a new PR in the 3K with a time of 9:49.29. ... Meyo Invitational: Took ninth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:57.19. ... Vanderbilt Invitational: Took first place in the 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 16:53.34 and set the fourth-best time on VU's all-time list. ... Commodore Invitational: Finished second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:51.84.

2014 Outdoor Season:
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. ... Took 15th at the SEC Championships in the 10k with a time of 36:23.99. ... 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 Season: Posted the ninth-best time (17:19.48)on VU's all-time performance list in the 5000-meter run. ... 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 Season: 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 Season: 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.

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).

Personal: 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.

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