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Danielle  Benson

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Mentor, Ohio

High School:


Danielle Benson

A member of both the track and cross country teams.

2008: OUTDOOR SEASON: Competed in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 Meter events for the Bobcats... Posted a season best time of 2:24.62 in the 800 at the MAC Championships on May 15 where she placed 20th... Best time in the 1,500 was 4:59.33 which she ran at the All-Ohio Championships on April 18... Also helped the 4 x 800 Meter Relay to a seventh place finish at the Hillsdale Relays (4/26)... INDOOR SEASON: Competed primarily in the 800 meters for the Bobcats during the 2008 indoor season but also ran in the 4x400 relay team once ... Season-best time of 2:25.38 to take ninth in the 800 meters at the Zips Invite on Feb. 22 ... Time at the Zips Invite was the fourth fastest 800 meters for the Bobcats during the indoor season ... Highest place was third in the 800 meters at the Capital Invitational on Jan. 25.

2007: OUTDOOR SEASON: Recorded times in the 800 and 1,500 meters ... Top 800m time was 2:30.69 at the Hillsdale Relays ... Best 1.5k time was 5:21.95 at the Ohio Open ... INDOOR SEASON: Did not compete in the indoor season ... CROSS COUNTRY: Finished 28th at the Green and White Invitational with a time of 23:21.70.

2006: OUTDOOR SEASON: Recorded a season-best 5:20.00 in the 1500-meter race at the Bobcat Invitational, finishing fifth ... Took seventh at the Southern Ohio Cup in the 800 meters with a season-best 2:30.49 ... CROSS COUNTRY: During the `05 cross country season, took 30th at the Ohio Invitational (21:47).

PERSONAL: Majoring in forensic chemistry... Daughter of Richard and Christine Benson.