Cougars claim five event titles in final day of competition
2013-14 (Senior) Indoor: Competed in seven meets for the Cougars... Threw a personal best of 18.19m (59'-8.25") in the weight throw to place third at the Howie Ryan Invitational... Finished sixth at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships with a throw of 18.05m (59'-2.75").
2012-13 (Junior) Indoor: Placed fifth weight throw at the season opener with a distance of 16.57m (54-4.5)... Threw 12.57m (41-3) to place fourth in the shot put at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational... Also, placed third in the weight throw at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational after throwing 16.75m (54-11.5)... Threw a season best of 17.79m (58-4.5) at the Conference USA Championships to place ninth in the weight throw... Also competed in the shot put the conference championships
2011-12 (Sophomore) Indoor: Finished sixth in the shot put at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational with a throw of 12.21m... Improved to 13.86m as she finished 10th in the shot put at the Conference USA Championships...Took home a fourth place finish in the weight throw at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational with a throw of 15.20m...Placed fifth (15.43m) at the Leonard Hilton Invitational... Threw a season best of 16.17m to place 12th at the Conference USA Championships.
Outdoor: Opened the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw (48.97m) and a fourth-place finish in the discus (47.38m)... Placed second in the discus at the Texas Invitational with a throw of 45.28m... Threw a season best of 48.57m to place second in the discus at the Texas State Bobcat Invitational... Placed in the top-3 in all of her events at the Texas Longhorn Invitational (SP: 12.65m; DT: 48.15m; HT: 49.22m)... Finished the season with an 11th-place finish in the discus at the Conference USA Championship.
Outdoor: Placed sixth in the discus at the Victor Lopez Classic with a throw of 43.68m...Took the top prize in the discus with a 44.82m performance at the Shirley Crowe Invite...Had two third place finishes in the hammer throw and discus at the Texas State Invite...Conference USA Championships qualifier in the shot put, discus, and hammer throw.
HIGH SCHOOL Region discus champion her senior year... Three-time district champion in the shotput...Two-time district champion in discus... Holds the school record for both events.
PERSONAL Born Dec. 2, 1991 in Houston... Daughter of Lisa and Kerry Benton... Youngest sister of Drew, Amy and Jordan... Graduated at the top of her high school class... Received the Leadership Award as a senior along with academic awards in english and math... Career ambition is to become a nutritionist.