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Duke Track & Field BIO
 Brian Benesch

2013-14: Indoors, opened his college career by clocking a converted 800 time of 1:59.07 at the Tar Heel Open (1/25), placing 14th in the process...Outdoors, competed three times...clocked a season-best 1,500 time of 4:07.33 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4)...ran a near identical 1,500 time of 4:07.34 at the Raleigh Relays (3/28) to begin his outdoor season...concluded his freshman campaign with a 25th-place showing in the mile at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12), running a time of 4:23.66.  

Prior to Duke: Four year letterwinner in cross country and track & field under Ken Hendler at Oceanside Senior  High School…competed at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship…twice named to All-County Cross Country team (2011, 2012)…received All-Long Island honors in the 4x800 as a junior...raced at the New Balance Indoor Nationals…National AP Scholar…Vice-President of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of John and Jean Benesch…born May 18, 1995…has one older brother, Jeffrey Benesch, who competed for Sacred Hearth University.

Cross Country PR
5K- 15:55 (High School)

Indoor PR
800m- 1:56 (High School)
1000m- 2:35 (High School)

Outdoor PR
Mile- 4:23 (High School)
Position: Distance
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oceanside, N.Y.
High School: Oceanside
Experience: High School
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