LMU prepares for the WCC Championships with a successful run at Fullerton
Briefly... Phillip Benavides is in his third season with LMU Cross Country...
At LMU... 2010-11... ran five races for the Lions... had personal best 25:50 at Stanford Invitational... posted 33:23.94 at NCAA West Regionals... in track, posted season best time in 1500m at Cal/Nevada Track & Field Championships (4:06.49) ... recorded season best 9:14.26 in 3000m at Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers...
At LMU... 2009-10... used red shirt season...
At LMU... 2008-09... garnered first team All-West Coast Conference as a freshman... ran the three-mile course at the Malibu Oceanside Open in 16:00... had his best 8,000 meter time at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 26:00... ran a 31:15.1 on a 10,000 meter course at the Chile Pepper Invitational on Oct.18... helped the Lions to a second-place finish at the WCC Championships... tied the freshman school record in that race, placing seventh overall in 26:24 and earning First-team All Conference honors... placed 92nd overall, and third for the Lions, at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 31:53... in track, ran a 4:01.69 in the 1,500 meters...clocked an 8:48.23 in the 3,000 meters and a 15:01.83 in the 5,000...
High School... a 2008 graduate of Alhambra High School in Alhambra, CA... participated in cross country and track... ran under Coach Steve Morales... Four-year varsity letter winner in cross-country... All-League, All-City, All-Area, recognition as a sophomore, junior, and senior... All-CIF his senior year... Team MVP all four years... San Gabriel Valley Runner of the Year... In track, three time league MVP ... named to San Gabriel All-Area team... All-City and All-Area as a junior and senior... ran personal bests of 4:20 in the 1600m and 9:22 in the 3200
Personal... Phillip Joseph Benavides was born August 22, 1990, in Alhambra, CA... son of Irma Murillo and Phillip Benavides... is an only child... a Marketing and Film Production major.
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