AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
USTFCCCA All-Region (pole vault) ... Tied for second in the pole vault while competing at the CCAA Championships (5/3) with a mark of 12'2", earning her an NCAA provisional qualifying mark ... Improved her previous 12'0.5" mark from 2013 to better her No. 3 mark in school history.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Participated in the pole vault at the CCAA Championships, clearing a height of 12’0.5” with a third-place finish ... Her best mark of 12’0.5” was an NCAA B cut, and the third best in program history ... Also competed in the 100 hurdles with a personal-best time of 17.07 seconds.
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 in the CCS semifinals 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 Marshall and Mandy Benham, who both graduated from UCSD ... Mother ran both cross country and track and field at UCSD ... Has two older brothers named Tyler and Brett ... Brett competed in pole vault for Cal Poly ... A structural engineering major at Muir College ... Hobbies include snowboarding and wakeboarding ... Competing and placing at conference in her first two years is her most memorable track and field moment ... Roots for the San Diego Padres, San Jose Sharks and San Diego Chargers ... Joe Dirt is her favorite film ... Her family is her greatest influence ... Favorite type of food is Italian ... Favorite athlete is Jamie Anderson.