Austin Benoit
Austin  Benoit

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rockford, Mich.

High School:
Rockford

Event:
Distance

Elig. (In/Out):
SO/SO


Last Updated: April 26, 2016

Junior (2016)

Indoor
• Won his heat of the 3000 meter at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 12), setting a new PR of 8:19.10
• Competed in the 1 mile run at the Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 29-30), finishing 18th in a time of 4:11.09
• Ran in the 3000 meter run with a time of 8:26.59 at the Notre Dame Invitational (January 23)
• Finished sixth in the mile race with a personal best time 4:07.92 at the Commodore Invitational (Jan. 15).

Sophomore (I/O) (2015)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), finished 36th in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:05:98)
• Finished 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17), running 9:07.53
• Ran 3:54.63 in the 1,500m race for 14th place at adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (May 1-2)
• Ran 9:18.24 for 22nd place in the 3,000m steeplechase at UVA Challenge (April 17-18)
• Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4), crossing at 8:57.01
• Finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:04.99) at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28)

Indoor
• Made his 5,000m debut at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 14)
• Set a PR when he finished 19th in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7) (8:24.63)
• Finished third in the 3,000m race at the Doug Hansen Open (Jan. 23), finishing in 8:26.23
• Made his Wolverine debut at the EMU Triangular (Jan. 9)

Freshman (2014)

Outdoor
• Redshirted

Indoor
• Redshirted

Prep ... Graduated from Rockford High School (2013) ... National Honor Society ... Cross Country ... Varsity Letter Winner (2009-12) ... Three-time All-Ottawa-Kent Conference (2010, '11, '12) ... All-State (2011-2012) ... All-Region (2012) ... First Team All-Area (2012) ... Track & Field ... Varsity Letter Winner (2009-12) ... All-Region (2013) ... All-State (2012) ... Two-time All-Ottawa-Kent Conference (2012, '13) ... Member of All-State 4x800-meter relay team (2012).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering -- first-year engineering student ... Born May 4, 1995 ... Son of Maurice and Kathi Benoit ... Other Sports Played ... Member of Rockford High School's freshman basketball team (2009-10).

High School Personal Bests
5K -- 15:42 (cross country)
1,600m -- 4:14
800m -- 1:54

Event Time Date
Mile (I) 4:07.92 1-16-16
3,000m (I) 8:19.10 2-12-16
5,000m (I) 15:20.56 2-14-15
1,500m (O) 3:54.62 5-2-15
3,000m Steeplechase (O) 8:57.01 4-4-15

 



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