Emma Benner
Emma  Benner


Forest Lake, Minn.

High School:
Forest Lake




MXC Tops 6 Ranked Foes at Wisconsin

Emma Benner and Jaret Carpenter led the way for the women and men


Nuttycombe Invite Next for XC

The Boilermakers compete in their final big meet before Big Tens


MXC 7th, WXC 15th at Louisville Meet

The Boilermakers faced the nation's best on both sides


XC Heads to Greater Louisville Classic

Saturday's meet is at the same site as the NCAA Championships


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

  • Competed in 6 events including Big 10 championships, NCAA Regionals, and NCAA Championships
  • Ran a 5K time of 17:39.3 at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships to finish 1st
  • Ran a 6K time of 20:14.7 to finish 7th 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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