Emma Benner
Emma  Benner

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Forest Lake, Minn.

High School:
Forest Lake

Height:
5-5

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
12/15/1997

05/24/2017

T&F Set to Open NCAA East Prelims

The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky

05/18/2017

T&F Advances 34 Entries to Regionals

The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims

05/12/2017

Loesch Medals on Day 1 at B1Gs

Six Boilermakers advanced to finals on the track Friday

05/11/2017

T&F Heads to Penn State for B1Gs

Rain is in the forecast all three days in Happy Valley

04/15/2017

T&F Competes in 2 Friday Meets

Benner and Broschard had top-10 marks in California

2017 (FRESHMAN)
  • Broke the school record in the indoor 5k by more than two seconds with a time of 16:09.68 at the Iowa State Classic
  • Broke the school record in the outdoor 5k by more than two seconds with a time of 16:17.83 at the Stanford Invite
  • Ran the fourth fastest 10k in school history with a time of 34:19.41 at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Competed in the 10k at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships where the Boilermakers won the team title
  • Finished ninth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 5k
  • Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 5k
  • Finished third in the 3k at the Indiana vs. Purdue Dual with a season-best time of 9:40.29

HIGH SCHOOL
• Won a state championship in the 3200m her senior season
• Was a Junior Olympic Cross Country national champion in 2014, a Nike National Qualifier in 2015 and a three-time USJTF Junior National participant
• Four-year letterwinner and earned all-conference honors all four years 
• All-State selection her junior and senior years, and was also selected as a member of the Academic All-State team her sophomore, junior and senior years
• During her junior year, was part of the school record-breaking 4x800 team and holds the school record for the 3200m

Personal
• Given name is Emma Linnae Benner
• Born Dec. 15, 1997 to parents Joan and Michael
• Has one sister, Anna
• She is from Hugo, Minnesota
• Intends on majoring in pre-occupational therapy

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