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Jordan Benesh
Position: Jumps
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mankato, Minn.
High School: Mankato East
Alma Mater: ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHT=>STUDENT OF BARRETT, THE HONORS COLLEGE

Career Overview: 

  • Named to the 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic first team and owns a 4.0.

  • Competed in the 2013 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships in the long jump and triple jump.

2014 Outdoor: 

  • Placed second in the triple jump at the ASU Invitational (14.62). 

  • Placed third at the Double Dual in the triple jump (14.56). 

2014 Indoor:

  • Finished fourth at the NAU Invitational in the triple jump (14.22). 

Arizona State (2013): 

  • Finished second in the 2013 Baldy Castillo Invitational triple jump (14.63 m).

  • Finished third in the 2013 ASU Invitational triple jump (14.85 m).

  • Finished third in the ASU-UA-NAU Tri-Dual triple jump (14.24 m).

  • Finished fourth in the ASU-UA-NAU Tri-Dual long jump (6.59 m).

  • Competed in the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships in the long jump and triple jump.

2012 Outdoor: 

  • Placed second in the triple jump event at ASU-Arkansas-LSU Tri-Meet with a career high mark of 46-11.75 (14.32m).

  • Had career high jump in the long jump event during the Arizona State Invitational with a mark of 22-8.50 (6.92m).

2012 Indoor: 

  • Had indoor season best mark of 45-7.75 (13.91m) in the triple jump event during the NAU Open.

2011 Outdoor: 

  • Set a career record mark of 46-01.25 (14.05m) in the triple jump at the 2011 Arizona State Invitation.

  • Set his long jump season best of 19-09.75 (6.04m) at the 2011 Baldy Castillo Invitational.

  • Placed sixth with a 45-11.25 (14.00m) triple jump at the 32nd Sun Angel Track Classic.

2011 Indoor: 

  • Took third place at the Lumberjack Invitational in the triple jump with a 45-7.00 (13.89m) jump.

High School:

  • A 2010 graduate of Mankato East High School (Mankato, Minn.).

  • Lettered four times in track & field and three times each in football and basketball.

  • Captained each team during his senior seasons.

  • Helped his team to the 2010 state title.

  • Earned all-conference honors in track & field in each of his last three seasons and was an Academic All-State honoree for track & field all four years.

  • Ranks second all-time in school history in the long jump and triple jump and is tied for seventh all-time in the high jump.

  • Earned all-city in football as a junior and senior and added honorable mention all-conference those same seasons.

  • Academic All-State for football as a senior.

  • Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in accounting ... Parents are Virgil and Marilyn Benesh ... Has two siblings: brother Jeff and sister Andrea ... Born December 3, 1991, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ... Hobbies include watching movies, reading, blogging, hiking and spending time with family and friends ... Full name is Jordan Michael Benesh.

Personal Bests • Long Jump: 6.92m (22-8.50) • Triple Jump: 14.85m (48-8.75)

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