Emma Benner
Emma  Benner


Forest Lake, Minn.

High School:
Forest Lake




60 Earn Academic All-B1G Accolades

Benner, Carpenter, Evans, Ezechukwu, Korolas, Sheridan and Sindelar headline the list


Benner Finishes 120th at NCAAXC

The meet wrapped up the cross country season for the Boilermakers


Benner to Compete Saturday at NCAAXC

The sophomore looks to improve on her 104th place finish from last year


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Benner Qualifies for NCAAXC

The sophomore advances for the second year in a row

  • NCAA Championships qualifier for the second year in a row
  • Finished 120th at the NCAA Championships with a 6k time of 20:52.4
  • Second team All-Big Ten after placing 14th at the Big Ten Championships with a 6k time of 20:46.4
  • Finished 14th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 20:54.8
  • Won the Indiana Intercollegiates
  • Had a 5k time of 17:00.0 at the Louisville Classic to take 17th


  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after placing seventh and finishing as the top freshman at the meet
  • Competed in six events including Big Ten championships, NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships
  • Ran a 5K time of 17:39.3 at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships to finish first
  • Ran a 6K time of 20:14.7 to finish seventh at NCAA Regionals
  • Ran a season best 16:41.9 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational
High School
• She won a state championship in the 3200 M her senior season.
• Emma 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 letter winner, 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, she was part of the school record breaking 4x800 team and she holds the school record for the 3200 M.

• 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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