A 2012 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View ... Earned the Coach's Award in both cross country (2010) and track and field (2012) ... Was a scholar athlete all four years for the Lancers (2009-12) ... West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) pole vault champion as a sophomore (2010) and WCAL 300-meter hurdles champion as a senior (2012) ... Cleared 12'0" in the pole vault at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championships to take third overall as a senior (2012) ... Ran the 300 hurdles with a personal-best time of 47.94 seconds at the CCS Semi-Finals to place 11th overall (2012) ... At the Los Gatos Frosh/Soph, also finished 11th overall after posting a top mark of 4'6" in the high jump (2010).
Born March 16, 1994 in Mission Viejo ... Parents are Mandy and Marshall Benham, who both graduated from UC San Diego ... Has two older brothers named Tyler and Brett ... Mother Mandy ran both cross country and track and field at UCSD ... Brother Brett pole vaulted for Cal Poly ... Has yet to declare a major at Muir College ... Going to the state meet is her most memorable track & field moment ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Chargers ... Enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and running in her spare time ... Could eat spaghetti for the rest of her life if necessary ... Her family is her greatest influence ... Plans to get a job that she loves after graduating from UCSD.