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

2013: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (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 … (outdoor): finished in third in the 5000m at the Westmont Collegiate Classic (3/30) with a time of 18:41.49 … was fourth in the 10,000m in 40:15.24 at the NEWMAC Championships (4/27) … improved her time in the event to 38:48.20 to take 13th at the New England Division III Championships (5/04).

Off the Track: Majoring in chemical engineering … also competes on the MIT women’s cross country team … 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 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.