AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Participated in the pole vault at CCAA Championships for the Tritons, clearing a distance of 12’0.5” with a third place finish overall … Her best mark of 12’0.5” was an NCAA B cut and the third best in school history for UCSD … She 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 ... Has yet to declare a major at Muir College ... Her hobby is photography ... Competing and placing at conference is her most memorable track and field moment ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Chargers ... Listens to Disclosure ... Up! is her favorite film ... Her family is her greatest influence.