Kali Benavides
Kali Benavides
Height: 5-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Killian
Position: Distance
Major: Chemical Engineering

2013: (Indoor): Finished 48th in the 5000m at the Terrier Classic (1/25) … came sixth in the 3000m at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) in 10:41.78 … was seventh in the 5000m at the New England Division III Championships (2/16), improving her time from earlier in the season to an 18:13.76.

Off the Track: Majoring in chemical engineering … also part of the MIT cross country team ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … Florida International University Physics internship, where she was a Department of Energy research assistant in the Applied Research Center … research assistant in the Hatton Lab working to sequester carbon dioxide.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology … all-county as a senior … qualified for state championship meet for four consecutive years … three-time cross country team MVP … owns school record in 5k … FACA cross country senior all-star … FACA third team all-state … Miami-Dade public schools scholar athlete … National Honor Society … secretary of Science Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit commendation … Rensselaer Medal for exemplary performance in math and science … valedictorian.

Personal: Daughter of Nicola and Daniel Benavides … father was a student-athlete at FSU.