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Nicole Benson
Nicole Benson


Peoria, Ill.

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Schrulle Finishes 3rd at NCAA Midwest Regional

Hawkeye women finish 6th, men 13th at NCAA Midwest Regional


Hawkeyes Gear Up for Midwest Regional

The NCAA Midwest Regional begins Friday at 12 p.m.


Schrulle Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships

Both UI teams earn 10th place finishes.


Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

The Big Ten Cross Country Championships is set to begin Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (ET).


Schrulle, Ranegar Record Personal Bests in Wisconsin

Hawkeye women compete at Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

2013 -- Track - did not compete.

2012 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - placed fifth in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 10:22.98 at Musco Twilight XIII... posted collegiate bests in 1,500 meters (4:40.70) at Arkansas Spring Invite and 5,000 meters (17:41.95) at Stanford Invite... Cross Country - posted collegiate best times at Toledo Bubble Buster (4,000 meters-13:52), Bradley Open (3 miles-17:14) and Big Ten Championships (6,000 meters-21:29)... the 4,000-meter time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed 42nd at NCAA Midwest Regional (6,000 meters-21:49)... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - won mile at Iowa Invite with a collegiate-best 5:01.84... ran season-best 3,000 meters (10:10.23) at Razorback Invite... placed 23rd in 5,000 meters (17:40.19) at Big Ten Championships... Outdoor - did not compete... Cross Country - placed fifth at Iowa Invite (3,000 meters-10:39) and Iowa Open (4,000 meters-14:56)... placed 20th at Loyola Lakefront Invitational (5,000 meters-18:05)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2008-2010 -- ran cross country and track at Bradley University... earned all-conference honors in cross country and track... named Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week three times as a redshirt freshman... led Bradley in all seven cross country races she competed in during 2009 season... runner-up at 2009 MVC Championships and placed 24th at NCAA Regional, matching highest finishes for a Bradley individual runner at those races since 2002... her best 5,000-meter (17:37) and 6,000-meter (21:34.40) times rank second and third, respectively, all-time at Bradley... won individual cross country titles at Western Illinois Early Bird and Border War meets... two-time A.D. honor roll student.

High School -- earned four varsity letters, and finished first at the 2007 state meet... earned three all-state honors finished second in 1,600 meters in 2008... coached by Clint LaFary.

Personal -- born August 21, 1990... daughter of Bill and Connie Benson... art major.

Benson's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:40.70 at Arkansas Spring Invitational 3/31/12
Mile (I) 5:01.84 Iowa Invitational 2/18/11
3,000 Meters (I) 10:10.23 at Razorback Invitational 1/29/11
3,000 Meters (O) 10:22.98 Musco Twilight XIII 4/21/12
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:39 Iowa Invitational 9/16/11
4,000 Meters (CC) 13:52 at Toledo Bubble Buster 9/21/12
Three Miles (CC) 17:14 at Bradley Open 9/7/12
5,000 Meters (I) 17:40.19 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
5,000 Meters (O) 17:41.95 at Stanford Invitational 4/6/12
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:37 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/2/09
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:29 at Big Ten Championships 10/28/12
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