Benji Xie
Benji Xie
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge
Position: Distance
Major: Computer Science

2014:  NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (Outdoor): finished 14th at the IC4A Championships (5/16) in the 10000m crossing the line in 31:24.81 … claimed fifth place at the NEWMAC Championships (4/26) in the 5000m with a time of 15:17.39 … won the 10000m at Bates College (4/12) finishing in 32:20.19 … (Indoor): season best time in the 5000m of 14:40.42 at the David Hemery Invitational (2/8) …wrapped up indoor season with fifth place finish the 5000m in 14:47.96 at the Tufts Last Chance Qualifier (3/6) … crossed fifth at the New England Division II Championships (2/22)  in the 5000m in a time of 15:04.46 … recorded a season best time in the 3000m run at the Tufts Stampede Invite crossing in 8:46.36.

2013: (Indoor): came fifth in the 3000m at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) with a time of 8:38.21 … finished third in the 5000m with a 14:59.78 at the New England Division III Championships (2/16) … was fourth in the 5000m at NEICAAAs (2/23) in 14:35.68 … (outdoor): was third in the 5000m at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) with a time of 15:28.93 … came in fourth place in the 10,000m with a 31:25.62 and third in the 5000m in 14:52.07 at the New England Division III Championships (5/04).

2012: Finished fourth in the 5000m (15:24.22) at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championships (outdoor) ... had a sixth-place finish in the 10,000 (31:34.91) at the New England Division III championships (outdoor) ... Division III All-New England in 10,000m.

Off the Track: Majoring in computer science with a concentration in education … also part of the MIT men’s cross country team … track and field group leader … All-New England for outdoor track in the 10,000m … technical intern for eBay Marketplaces … exchange participant at Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University, U.K. …  web and mobile development at Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) Lab … Student Ambassador … committee member for Undergraduate Association (UA) Committee on Public Relations … Associate Advisor to the class of 2016 … MIT Lindy Hop Society … assistant housing manager of Phi Beta Epsilon … MIT First Year Experience.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School … cross country league champion … cross country all-state and all-America in 2006 … Delta River League runner of the year … cross country team MVP … cross country team captain … National Honors Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.