Emma Benner
Emma  Benner


Forest Lake, Minn.

High School:
Forest Lake





Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


T&F Set for Split Weekend

The Boilermakers have their first major test of the outdoor season


T&F Set to Open NCAA East Prelims

The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky


T&F Advances 34 Entries to Regionals

The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims


Loesch Medals on Day 1 at B1Gs

Six Boilermakers advanced to finals on the track Friday

  • Had a season-best 5k time of 16:42.21 at the Stanford Invite where she was 10th
  • Finished 11th in the 5k at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 16:50.50
  • Was eighth in the mile at the Rod McCravy Invite indoors with a time of 4:57.24


  • 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

• 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

• 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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