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Nicole Benson
Nicole Benson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Limestone

Last College:
Bradley

11/09/2012

Schrulle Finishes 3rd at NCAA Midwest Regional

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

11/07/2012

Hawkeyes Gear Up for Midwest Regional

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

10/28/2012

Schrulle Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships

Both UI teams earn 10th place finishes.

10/24/2012

Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

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

10/12/2012

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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