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2007-2008 Men's Track Roster


Philip Benavides

Class: SO
Position: Distance
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165 pounds
Previous School: Knoxville Catholic HS
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

2007-08
XC:
Finished in the Top 45 in five of six events ... Placed 39th at Belmont Opener in 16:43.71 (5K) and 38th at UTC Powerade Invitational in 17:08 (5K) ... Finished 43rd at Old Timers Classic in 28:03.71 (5 miles) and 191st at Louisville Classic in 27:14.18 (8K) ... Posted 11th-place showing at FrontRunner Invitational in 16:59 (5K) and placed 33rd at Sun Belt Championships in 27:30.91 (5 miles).
Indoor: Placed sixth in mile run in 4:33.35 and member of eighth-place mile relay (3:45.65) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 17th in mile run in 4:33.49 at Kentucky Invitational ... Placed ninth in 3000-meters in 9:16.45 at Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished 11th in mile run in 4:39.18 at Middle Tennessee Classic and 39th in 3000 in 9:01.95 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished 21st in mile run in 4:43.10 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Member of third-place 4x1500-meter relay (16:51.40) and second-place DMR (10:47.37) at Clemson Relays ... Posted personal-best 4:08.98 in 1500-meters at Tiger Track Classic and set another PR in 1500 the next week (4:07.14) at Boston-Moon Classic ... Member of winning 4x1500 relay (16:23.42) at Sea Ray Relays ... Set PR in 5000-meters (15:38.88) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed 13th in 3000-meter steeplechase (10:39.33) at Sun Belt Championships.

2006-07
XC:
Finished 39th in 17:29 over 5K at UTC Opener and 34th in 30:40.70 over 8K at WKU Old Timers Classic ... Placed 35th in 17:27 over 5K at FrontRunner Invitational ... Came in 53rd at Sun Belt Championships in 28:35.48 over 8K.
Indoor: Did not run.
Outdoor: Placed 30th in 1500-meters in 4:12.19 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished 26th in 1500 in 4:11.91 and member of eighth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:37.38) at Tiger Track Classic ... Posted personal-best 9:08.20, placing 11th in 3000-meters at Boston Moon Classic ... Set another PR in 3000 in 9:03.67 and ran 800-meters in 2:02.62 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed 12th in 5000-meters in 15:40.01 at Stan Lyons Invitational ... Came in 13th in 10000-meters in 36:22.17 at Sun Belt Championships.

High School: Two-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Knoxville Catholic HS ... Region and metro champion and finished third in state for two miles ... Holds school record for two miles ... Also lettered three years in soccer.

Personal: Philip Austin Benavides ... Son of Dolly Young and Phil Benavides ... Born February 21, 1988 ... Majoring in Business Administration.