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Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Southampton, England

High School:
Peter Symonds College

Last College:
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Birthdate:
01/29/1980

Experience:
1L

2014 Outdoor Track Season: Competed in 11 races across eight meets ... NCAA qualifier in the 800 ... Made outdoor debut at Victor Lopez Classic, winning the 800 with a time of 1:50.89 ... Broke 1:50 barrier for the first time in his career with a fourth place outing at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Meet, finishing in 1:49.21 ... Runner-up at Southland Championships with a time of 1:51.43 ... Posted a time of 1:49.18 in the first preliminary race at the NCAA West Preliminary to qualify for the second round ... Ended 24th overall ... Season-best time of 1:49.18 was the best in the Southland for the season and ranks third on Lamar's all-time performance list.

2014 Indoor Track Season: Raced nine times at five meets ... Made debut at the Houston Indoor Opener, placing fourth in the mile at 4:25.61 ... Ran first 800 at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational, winning with a time of 1:52.73 ... Also won the Howie Ryan Invitational 800 crown, clocking in at 1:54.24 ... Placed second at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic with a time of 1:52.34, which ranked third in the Southland ... Placed third at the conference meet, ending in 1:52.75 ... Member of Southland-winning distance medley relay team that set school, facility and conference records with a time of 9:54.13.

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Three-time finalist at the indoor and outdoor British University and College Athletics Championships ... Placed first in the 800 meter run at the South of England Indoor Championships and Welsh Indoor Championships ... Placed second in the 800 at UK Indoor U20 Championships ... Also ranked No. 1 in England in the race ... Hampshire County U20 800 record holder ... Has a personal-best time of 1:51.21 in the 800.

Peter Symonds College: Placed third in the 800 meter run at South of England U20 Championships ... Also ran for Southampton Athletic Club.

Personal: Born Aaron Joseph Bennett on January 29, 1992, in Winchester, England ... Son of Todd and Vanessa Bennett ... Father represented Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games, earning a silver medal in the 4x400 meter relay ... He also took bronze in the event at the 1983 World Championships and set a world indoor record in the 400 on the way to earning two European championships.

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