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

2013: NEWMAC All-Conference … ran in all six meets as a junior … competed at the NCAA Championships (11/23) finishing the 8k course in 28:19.4 … ran the New England Division III Regional Championship race (11/16) in 26:19.67 …finished 6th at the NEWMAC Championships (11/3) in 25:51.47 … ran the NEICAAA Championship course (10/12) in 25:28 … finished 4th at the Purple Valley Invitational (9/28) … started off the season finishing 5th in the 5 mile race at the Southern Maine Invitational (9/21) in a season best time of 25:23.30.

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 … cross country captain … also competes on the MIT indoor and outdoor track and field teams … 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 Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.