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NIKI BENJAMIN
  • Sprints
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Junior
  • Cocoa, Fla. (Rockledge)

CAREER VICTORIES: 6
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

55m: 6.89- 2001 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
60m: 7.30- 2001 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
200m: 23.73- 2001 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 55.48b - 2001 SEC Quad, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
100m: 11.44- 2001 Florida Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 23.31w- 2001 SEC Championships, Columbia, S.C.

HONORS: (Five-time NCAA All-American) 2001 Outdoor NCAA All-American - 4x100m Relay; 2001 Outdoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m relay, 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - 60m; 2003 Indoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m relay; 2003 Outdoor All-American - 4x400m Relay

2003 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 6.94 (55m), 7:50 (60m), 11.50 (100m), 24.74 (200m)...Competed in 11 meets (seven indoors, four outdoors)...Earned All-American honors as a member of the fifth-place 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Member of the SEC Champion 4x400m relay team and third-place 4x100m relay team at the SEC meet...Scored points at the SEC meet with a seventh-place finish in the 100m dash (11.50)...On the winning 4x100m and 4x400m relays teams at Florida Women's Track and Field Classic...Member of the winning 4x100m relay team at Penn Relays...On the winning 4x400m relay team at Florida Relays...Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the sixth-place 4x400m relay team...Won the 60m dash (7.50) at the Golden Flash Gala. 2003 Wins (5): (i) Golden Flash Gala 60m dash (7.52); (o) SEC Championship 4x400m relay (3:32.58), Florida Women's Track and Field Classic 4x100m relay (44.50), Florida Women's Track and Field Classic 4x400m relay (3:41.05), Penn Relays 4x100m relay (44.51)

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 4 meets (all indoor, redshirted outdoors)... Ran on the 4x400 team at the NCAA Championships... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 6.90 in the 55m at Fast Times... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay team that automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships during the SEC Championships... Fifth in the 55m with a 6.95 at the SEC East Challenge.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 6.89 (55m), 7.30 (60m), 11.44 (100m), 23.31w (200m) and 55.84b (400m)... Competed in 14 meets (six indoors, eight outdoors)... Earned All-America status with both the 4x100 and 4x400m relay teams at the NCAA Championships ... Qualified for the 100m at the NCAA Championships, false started in the trials... Sixth in the SEC Championships 100m... Ran a personal best 23.31w in the preliminaries of the 200m at the SEC Championships, scratched in the finals... Ran the anchor leg of the Penn Relays winning and automatic qualifying 4x100m relay team (1ith A. Robinson, Shotwell and Soley), 43.43, second all-time at Florida, third all-time at the Penn Relays... Ran the second leg of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Penn Relays (with A. Robinson, Allen and Rein)... Second in the 100m at the Gator Twi-Light (11.46)... Second to teammate Ebony Shotwell at the UTEP Invitational 100m... Provisionally qualified for the 200m (23.54) and the 100m with her first career win (11.44) at the Florida Challenge... Ran the second leg of the automatic qualifying 4x400m relay team at the Florida Relays (with A. Robinson, Allen and Rein), 3:32.74... Finished second in the finals of the 60m dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships after running a personal best 7.30 in the preliminaries... Ran a personal best in the 60m preliminaries (7.31) and the 200m preliminaries (23.73) at the SEC Championships... Third in the finals of the 60m and fifth in the finals of the 200m... Improved her qualifying status in the 60m with a 7.37 in the preliminaries at the Tyson Invitational, third in the finals... Achieved a provisional qualifying time in the 55m dash with at the Gator Invitational, fourth in the finals... Ran the leadoff leg of the provisional qualifying 4x400m relay team (with Thompson, A. Robinson and Rein) at the Gator Invitational... Finished second in the 400m of at the SEC Quad in Arkansas... Ran the leadoff leg of the winning 4x400m relay team a the SEC Quad (with Thompson, A. Robinson and Rein)... Ran 6.89 in her preliminary heat of the 55m at the Florida Intercollegiates provisionally qualifying her for the NCAA championships, finished third in the finals... fourth in the 200 meters at the Florida Intercollegiates. 2001 Win: (o) Florida Challenge 100m (11.44).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Has prep personal bests of 11.79 in the 100m and 54.43 in the 400m, both accomplished during her senior year... Lists breaking the nine-year old Florida 400m record as her most memorable athletic achievement... Was awarded Rockledge High's Leadership award and was an honor roll student... Won the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Award and the Dairy Farms Award for 2A track and field.

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