Mary Bennion Athlete Profile

Mary Bennion

Mary Bennion
Positions: Mid Distance, Hurdles Height: 5-9 Roster Years: 2003-2004 | 2007-2008 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Highland High School

Personal

  • Born in Mountain View, California
  • Parents are John and Sondra Bennion
  • Sister Julie Bennion Murdock is a former BYU track athlete
  • Majoring in finance

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in track and two years in soccer at Highland HS
  • Named Academic All-State in 2002
  • As a sophomore placed second at state championships in the 400m
  • As a junior placed second in the 100m and 200m and third in the 400m at state championships
  • As a senior placed second in the 100m and first in the 200m at the state championships
  • Best times were 200m-25.74; 400m-57.75

Stats

Best Marks: 400m - 54.93, 200m - 25.02

2003 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished first in both the 4x100m relay and the DMR at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Placed second in the 4x400m relay, fourth in the 4x100m relay and seventh in the 400m at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Finished seventh in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Regionals Meet

2004 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the 400m (57.03) at Montana State
  • Finished eighth with a time of 56.51 in the 400m at the MWC Indoor Championships 

Outdoor: 

  • Took seventh in the 200m (25.34) at the Hornet Invitational
  • Placed first in the 400m with a time of 55:02 and third in the 200m (25:13) at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational
  • Captured fifth in the 400m with a time of 54.93 and took fourth in the 4x100m relay and second in the 4x400m relay at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2007 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Redshirted indoor

Outdoor: 

  • Placed sixth in the 400 meters and ran with the second place 4x400-meter relay team at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University
  • Ran a season-best time of 57.36 in the 400 meters at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet 
  • Placed sixth in the 400 meters and ran a season-best time in the 200 meters (25.72 seconds) at the Robison Invitational   
  • Placed fourth in the 400 meters at the Weber Twilight meet