Emma Benner
Emma  Benner

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Forest Lake, Minn.

High School:
Forest Lake

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
12/15/1997

12/06/2017

60 Earn Academic All-B1G Accolades

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

11/18/2017

Benner Finishes 120th at NCAAXC

The meet wrapped up the cross country season for the Boilermakers

11/17/2017

Benner to Compete Saturday at NCAAXC

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

11/17/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

11/11/2017

Benner Qualifies for NCAAXC

The sophomore advances for the second year in a row

2017 (SOPHOMORE)
  • 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

2016 (FRESHMAN)

  • 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.

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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