Austin Benoit
Austin  Benoit

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Rockford, Mich.

High School:
Rockford


Last Updated: September 10, 2016

Senior/Junior (2016) Scored for U-M at the 8,000-meter Sycamore Invitational (Sept. 10), placing seventh overall in 25:37.3
• Competed at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Sept. 2), finishing in fifth place in 15:24.1

Junior/Sophomore (2015)
• Placed 22nd with a time of 15:51.3 at the EMU Classic (Oct. 23) in the 5,000-meter event
• Finished in 26:02.9 to claim 52nd and help U-M win the open race at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 16)
• Ran to a 65th-place finish at the 8,000-meter Spartan Invitational (Sept. 18), clocking 26:39
• Finished 28th at Penn State's 5.2-mile Harry Grove Spiked Shoe Invitational (Sept. 11) in 26:47, equivalent to a career-best 25:45.2 at 8K pace
• Crossed at 15:29.1 in the 5,000-meter event finishing 14th at the EMU Celebration (Sept. 5).

Sophomore (2014)
• Ran in the B race at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 17) with a time of 27:55
• Helped U-M to a first place team finish at the 8,000-meter Big Ten Preview (Sep. 20) with a time of 25:49.62
• Finished sixth at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Aug. 29) with a time of 15:27.5.

Freshman (2013)
• Redshirted
• Competed unattached at the 8,000-meter Hoosier Invitational (Nov. 8), finishing 22nd in 26:16.1.

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


 



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