Kali Benavides
Kali Benavides
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Killian
Major: Chemical Engineering

2013: All-New England … competed in five races as a junior … finished 53rd at the NCAA Championships (11/23) in a time of 22:14.3 … came in 21st at the New England Division III Regional Championships (11/16) in 21:55.03 … completed the NEICAAA Championships 5k course (10/12) in 18:52 … finished 4th at the Purple Valley Classic (9/28) with a time of 22:43.4 … ran a season best 5k time of 18:25.08 at the Southern Maine Invitational (9/21) placing 6th.

2012: Competed in five events as a sophomore … came 15th at the Keene State Alumni Invitational (9/01) in 12:16 … finished third in the sub-varsity 5k at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational (9/15) in 18:58 … placed 39th at the Purple Valley Classic (9/22) with a time of 23:35 … came fourth in the sub-varsity 8k race at NEICAAAs (10/07) in 18:20.17 … placed 12th with a time of 19:09.75 at NEWMACs (10/27) … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference.

2011: Did not compete as a freshman.

Off the Cross Country Trail: Majoring in chemical engineering … also competes on the MIT indoor and outdoor track and field teams … researched in the Hatton Lab and the Prather Lab at MIT … completed a Florida International University Physics internship … John M. Campbell Scholarship … Orville B Denison Class of 1911 Scholarship … recruitment chair of AICHE.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology … all-county … qualified for state championship meet for four consecutive years … captain … three-time cross country team MVP … school record holder in 5k … FACA cross country senior all-star … FACA third team all-state … National Merit commendation … National AP Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Hispanic Scholar … Miami Herald Scholar Athlete of the Year … Rensselaer Medal Award for Exemplary Performance in Math and Science … Wellesley Book Award for academic achievement … Miami-Dade Public Schools Scholar Athlete Award … Junior Orange Bowl Committee Scholarship recipient … valedictorian … secretary of Science Honor Society.