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

2012: Competed in five meets as a sophomore … finished in second place in the 5k at the Keene State Alumni Invitational (9/01) with a time of 15:49 … came eighth in the 8k at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational (9/15) in 25:11 … placed 59th in the 8k at the NEICAAA Championship (10/07) with a time of 25:29.03 … finished 13th in the 8k at NEWMACs (10/27) in 26:30.34 … came 73rd at the New England Division III Regional Championships (11/10) with a time of 26:28.76 … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference.

2011: Competed in one event as a freshman … finished 29th in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 25:52.21 (9/17).

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in computer science with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Society … also competes on the MIT indoor and outdoor track and field teams … All-New England for outdoor track in the 10,000m … web and mobile development at Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) Lab where he was working on Project TaleBlazer, a “smartphone location-based augmented reality (AR) game” … Student Ambassador … committee member for Undergraduate Association (UA) Committee on Public Relations … Associate Advisor to the class of 2016 … MIT Lindy Hop Society … MIT Ballroom Dance Club.

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 Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.

Personal: Son of Louisa Louie and Roger Bath … his cousin, Patrick Foster, was on the water polo and swimming teams at the University of California and is in the Davis Hall of Fame.