2017-18 Women's Track & Field
Cheri'A Adams Sprints/Jumps
Amanda Anderson Distance
Courtney Anderson Distance
Genavieve Baklund Thrower
Jada Barker Sprints
Christa Benson Multi/Hurdles
Libby Christenson Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles
Carissa Decko Distance
Analise Fabre Sprints/Jumps
Regan Grube Thrower
Ashley Herdering Distance
Brittny Hillstrom Distance
Autumn Huju Distance
Kelsey Hurley Sprints/Jumps
Madison Kealy Distance
Ashley Kinnard Mid-Distance/Distance
Molly O'Neil Thrower
Savanah Olson Thrower
Sarone Paulzine Distance
Ellen Peterson Mid-Distance/Distance
Kristen Petron Sprinter
Anna Scapanski Sprints/Jumps
Becky Schroeder HJ/Sprints
Venice Stewart Sprints
Allyna Storms Mid-Distance/Distance
Ellen Teiken Mid-Distance/Distance
Samara Tobeck Thrower
Aneesa Tucker Mid-Distance/Jumps
Samantha Velde Thrower
Sharnea Witt Distance
Cassidy Ziegler Jumps/Sprints
Full Roster
2017-18
Roster
Christa Benson

Christa Benson

YEAR Jr.
EVENTS Multi/Hurdles
HOMETOWN Mankato, Minn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Mankato West HS

2017-18 (Jr): Set personal record marks in the 600m (1:43.03), 800m (2:26.84), 60m hurdles (9.36), 200m hurdles (29.23), high jump (5-01.75), long jump (15-8.75), shot put (28-11.75) and pentathlon (3,182)... Time in the 200m hurdles set the BSU indoor program record at the Twin Ports Invite on Jan. 20, 2018... Part of 4x400m relay team that set the BSU indoor program record (on a 300m oversized track) with a time of 3:59.18 at the UND Tune-Up... Finished sixth in the pentathlon at the NSIC Indoor Multi-Event Championship... Ended with 19 top-five finishes during the indoor season... Set personal record marks in the 200m (26.27), 400m (1:00.30), 800m (2:24.68), 100m hurdles (15.22), 400m hurdles (1:04.99), high jump (5-02.25), long jump (16-04.25), shot put (27-11.5), javelin (79-02) and heptathlon (4,329) during the outdoor season... Finished ninth in the NSIC Outdoor Multi-Event Championship and set the 10th highest mark in the high jump among NSIC participants... Took three event wins and six top-five finishes.

2016-17 (So):
Set indoor personal records in the 600M (1:44.08 at SDSU Indoor Challenge), high jump (4-9.50 at Twin Ports Invite), long jump (15-5.5 at NSIC Multis), shot put (27-6.75 at MSU Multis) and pentathlon (2,737 at NSIC Multi Championships)... Set outdoor personal record in the 400H (1:05.01 at Masanz Classic)... Finished first place in four indoor events including 800M (The Opener in Duluth, Minn.), 600M (Super 8 Open in Bemidji, Minn.), 4x200 relay (Twin Ports Invite in Superior, Wisc.) and 4x400 relay (Beaver Twilight in Bemidji, Minn.)... Finished second in three outdoor events including 400H (Drake Alternatives in St. Peter, Minn.), 4x100 relay (Masanz Classic in Moorhead, Minn.) and 400H (Masanz Classic in Moorhead, Minn.)... Named to 2016-17 Winter NSIC All-Academic Team and 2017 Spring NSIC All-Academic.

2015-16 (Fr):
Appeared in eight indoor meets... Competed in events such as the 800-meter run, 60-meter hurdles, 4x400-meter relay, distance medley relay and the pentathlon.

Prior to BSU: A 2015 graduate of Mankato West High School... competed in cross country and track and field for the Scarlets... Holds school records in the 60-meter and 300-meter hurdles.

Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Lisa Benson... Born Feb. 8, 1997... Christa plans to major in art and desing at BSU.

Indoor Career Bests:
400M:
1:03.94 at Beaver Twilight (2/19/16)
600M:
1:43.03 at SDSU Classic (2/9/18)
800M: 2:26.84 at NSIC Multi Championships (2/11/18)
60H:
 9.36 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/18)
200H: 29.23 at Twin Ports Invite (1/20/18)
High Jump: 5-01.75 at NSIC Multi Championships (2/11/18)
Long Jump: 15-8.75 at NSIC Multi Championships (2/11/18)
Shot Put: 28-11.75 at SDSU Holiday Open and Multi (12/1/17)
Pentathlon: 3,182 at NSIC Multi Championships (2/11/18)

Outdoor Career Bests:
200M:
26.27 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/29/18)
400M:
1:00.30 at Beach Invitational (4/21/18)
800M: 2:24.68 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/30/18)
100H:
15.22 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/29/18)
400H:
1:04.99 at Bryan Clay Invitational (4/20/18)
High Jump: 5-02.25 at Dutch Invitational (3/30/18)
Long Jump: 16-4.25 at Cobber Twilight (4/26/18)
Shot Put: 27-11.5 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/29/18)
Javelin: 79-2 at NSIC Multi Championship (4/30/18)
Heptathlon: 4,329 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/30/18)

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