Aggie coach continues to put pieces in place to keep UC Davis at top of the Big West
UC Davis had 27 spring and four winter all-academic honors
Aggies excel on track and in field during opening day; Men are in seventh place
UC Davis teams combine for seven wins during final home meet of the season
Aggies capture four events while picking up several career- and season-bests
2009: Ran steeplechase three times, including 11:27.0 hand time at Causeway Dual... Conversion of 11:27.24 ranks 8th in school history.
CROSS COUNTRY: Raced five times in 2011 including 40th at Big West Conference Championships... Also took 15th at Hornet Jamboree... Appeared in five meets in 2009, four in 2010, including Big West Conference and NCAA West Region meets each year... Team's top finisher at Bronco Invite, placing 35th overall... Earned Big West Conference All-Academic honors... Competed in three meets in 2008... Crossed as Aggies' No. 3 runner (19th overall) at Doc Adams Invite.
ARROYO HS '08: Lettered in cross country, track & field and soccer... Earned first-team All-Hayward Area Athletic League cross country honors as a junior and senior.... Finished 3rd at both HAAL and North Coast Section meets as a senior, qualifying for CIF state meet... Placed 2nd in 3,200 at NCS Bayshore Area meet in track season, earning trip to NCS Meet of Champions... Earned first-team All-HAAL honors as a soccer midfielder in 2006... Attended Moreau Catholic HS as a freshman before switching to Arroyo.
PERSONAL: Born in Redwood City, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Lisa Benson and Richard Kearney... Career highlights were qualifying for CIF cross country championship and finishing 2nd in the 3,200 at the NCS Bayshore meet.