2016-17 Women's Track & Field
Amanda Anderson Distance
Courtney Anderson Distance
Jane Austin Distance
Genavieve Baklund Thrower
Jada Barker Sprinter
Christa Benson Multi/Hurdles
Kaitlyn Christianson Thrower
Alexandria Coleman High Jump
Regan Grube Thrower
Autumn Huju Distance
Madison Kealy Distance
Vanessa Rae Lopez Distance
Marissa Morgenstern Hurdles
Savanah Olson Thrower
Sarone Paulzine Distance
Kristen Petron Sprinter
Samara Tobeck Thrower
Samantha Velde Thrower
Julia Welciek Distance
Terris Williams Jumper
Sharnea Witt Distance
Full Roster
Christa Benson

Christa Benson

YEAR Sophomore
EVENTS Multi/Hurdles
HOMETOWN Mankato, Minn.

2018-19 (Sr)
NSIC Outdoor Championship All-Conference Performer in Heptathlon
NSIC Outdoor Championship All-Conference Performer in 400m Hurdles
NSIC Winter All-Academic Team
NSIC Spring All-Academic Team
Finished in the top 10 in 34 events and in the top 3 in 15 events in the indoor season... Set new personal bests in the 600 (1:41.22) and pentathlon (3516)... Finished second in the pentathlon at the NSIC Track and Field Indoor Championship... Helped set a new BSU Track and Field Record for the 4x 400 relay at the North Dakota Indoor Open... Finished in first and set a new BSU Indoor Record in 200m hurtles (29.11) at the Twin ports Invite... Competed in 30 events during the outdoor season and finished in the top-10 in 27 events... Set personal records in the 200m (25.82), 800m (2:20.26), 100m Hurdles (14.78), 400m Hurdles (1:03.50), long jump (17-06.00), shot put (33-01.75), Javelin (94-01) and heptathlon (4,689) during the season... Finished second in the heptathlon, breaking the BSU record and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships with a mark of 4,689 and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a school record time of 1:01.97 at the NSIC Outdoor Championships to earn All-NSIC honors... She also took sixth in the high jump, setting a new PR in the event (5-03.00) and ran a leg of BSU's 4x400-meter relay team, which finished eighth (4:00.2).

2017-18 (Jr)
NSIC WinterAll-Academic Team
NSIC Spring All-Academic Team
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)
NSIC Winter All-Academic Team
NSIC Spring All-Academic Team
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.).

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... Majoring in graphic design.

Indoor Career Bests:
1:03.94 at Beaver Twilight (2/19/16)
1:41.22 at SDSU Classic (2/9/19)
800m: 2:24.18 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/19)
4x400m: 3:58.30 at UND Indoor Open (1/26/19) *BSU Record (300m oversized track)
9.08 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/19)
200H: 29.11 at Twin Ports Invite (1/19/19) *BSU Record
High Jump: 1.63m/5-04.25 at Bison Open (2/1/19)
Long Jump: 5.41m/17-09.00 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/19)
Shot Put: 9.78m/32-01.00 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/19)
Pentathlon: 3,516 at NSIC Indoor Championships (2/23/19)

Outdoor Career Bests:
25.82 at Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18/19)
1:00.30 at Beach Invitational (4/21/18)
800m: 2:20.26 at Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18/19)
14.78w at NSIC Multi Championships (4/28/19)
1:01.97 at NSIC Outdoor Championships (5/11/19)
High Jump: 1.60m/5-03.00 at NSIC Outdoor Championships (5/11/19)
Long Jump: 5.33mw/17-06 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/28/19)
Shot Put: 10.10m/33-01.75 at Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18/19)
Javelin: 28.67m/94-01 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/29/19)
Heptathlon: 4,689 at NSIC Multi Championships (4/29/19) *BSU Record
4x400m: 4:00.02 at NSIC Outdoor Championships (5/11/19)