Shante Benion

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
McDonough 35

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints, Hurdles

Birthdate:
03/19/1980

Experience:
2L

Major:
Biology

Shante Benion

05/13/2011

2011 WAC Outdoor Championships - Day Three

2011 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

05/15/2010

2010 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships - Day Four

Photos from the final day of the 2010 WAC Track and Field Championships in Ruston, La.

02/27/2010

2010 WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day Three

Photos from the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boise, Idaho.

2008 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2009 Indoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:43.07)
2009 Indoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2010 Indoor Second Team All-WAC (400m)
2010 Outdoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:40.02)
2010 First Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay)
2010 NCAA Semifinalist (4x400m Relay)
2011 Outdoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:40.68)
2011 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2011 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles)

Top Marks Indoors Outdoors
60m 8.06 (1/19/2008, Baton Rouge, La.) -
100m - 12.72 (3/31/2008)
200m 25.14 (2/2/2008, Bloomington, Ind.) 25.20 (5/1/2010, Natchitoches, La.)
400m 56.82 (2/27/2010, Boise, Idaho) 55.47 (5/16/2009, Logan, Utah)
400m Hurdles - 59.91 (4/21/2010, Des Moines, Iowa)

2011:Finished eighth in the 400m at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (1/14) with a time of 58.90 while running the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fourht with a time of 3:56.38 ... Ran 58.17 in the 400m at the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22) and ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:54.87 and placed third ... Ran the 400m in 57.58 to finish 65th and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that palced 22nd with a time of 3:46.47 at the Tyson Invitational (2/11-12) ... Ran 58.05 to finish 19th in the 400m at the WAC Championships (2/24-26) ... Opened the outdoor season at the LSU Relays (3/25-26) where she ran 1:03.98 in the 400m hurdles finals to place sixth after running 1:04.48 in the prelims while also running the third leg of the 4x400m relay that placed fifth with a time of 3:46.50 ... Won the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) with a time of 1:01.35 ... Finished 33rd in the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) with a time of 1:03.65 ... Ran 1:04.69 to finish fourth in the 400m hurdles and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that placed fifth with a time of 3:48.15 at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) that finished ninth with a time of 3:47.35 ... Finished 19th in the 400m hurdles at the 102nd Drake Relays (4/29-30) with a time fo 1:01.40 while also running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that finished 14th with a time of 3:43.26 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that won a gold medal with a time of 3:40.68 while finishing sixth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.64 after running 1:00.19 to garner second team all-WAC honors at the WAC Championships (5/10-13).

2010: Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/15) as the team finished fourth with a time of 3:57.00... Finished 16th in the 400m at the Texas A&M Invitational (1/16) before running the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 4:04.88 and placed 17th... Finished 34th in the 400m at the Razorback Invitational (1/22-23), running 58.90 before running the second leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team that finished ninth with a time of 3:52.28... Also at the Razorback Invitational (1/22-23), ran 26.34 in the 200m to place 49th... Ran a season-best 58.88 in the 400m at the Tyson Invitational (2/12-13) while also running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:54.09... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/25-27), advanced to the 400m finals with a prelime time of 57.13 before garnering second team all-conference honors with a personal record time of 56.82 in the finals to finish fifth... Opened the outdoor season with a second-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20) while running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that ran 3:56.60 to win the race... Opened the outdoor season by finishing second in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20), running 1:03.19... At the LSU Relays (3/26-27), ran 1:02.01 in the 400m prelims before running a personal best time of 1:01.91 in the finals to finish second while also running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed second with a time of 3:45.52... At the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefiefld Texas Relays (3/31-4/3), ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed 13th with a time of 3:45.09... Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/10), running a personal best time of 1:00.46... At the LSU Alumni Gold (4/17), ran 1:00.99 to finish ninth in the 400m hurdles and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:36.20 to finish fourth... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that ran a season-best time of 3:38.52 at the Drake Relays (4/23-25) to place sixth... Ran 25.20 to finish 19th in the 200m at the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1) and won the 100m hurdles with a time of 1:03.14... At the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15), garnered two first team all-conference honors after running the anchor leg of the winning 4x400m relay that ran 3:40.02 and placing third in the 400m hurdles with a season best time of 1:00.46... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29) as the relay team advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene with a time of 3:36.97 and placed 10th while placing 45th in the opening round of the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.39.

2009: Opened indoor season with a 10th place finish in the 200m, running 26.24 at the Lincoln Hilton Memorial (1/16)... Improved upon that at the Razorback Invitational (1/23) with a time of 25.98 while also running the 400m in 58.30 at that meet... At the Texas A&M Invitational (2/13), ran the 200m in 25.88 and posted a time of 57.87 in the 400m... Earned All-Conference honors at the WAC Championships (2/27) as she ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the WAC title with a time of 3:43.07... Opened the outdoor season as the runner up in the 400m with a time of 57.23 at the LA Tech-hosted Jim Mize Invitational (3/28)... Ran 57.13 in the 400m at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/11), placing 18th... Ran her second-best time of the season in the 400m at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18) with a time of 56.51, placing 15th... Finished third at the Cole-Lancon Twi-Light (4/30) at Louisiana-Lafayette, running 57.58... Finished seventh in her preliminary heat of the 400m at the WAC Championships (5/14) with a personal-best time of 55.47, advancing to the finals... Ran 57.28 in the 400m finals at the WAC Championships to finish eighth.

2008: Earned All-WAC honors for the outdoor season as a member of the 4X400 relay team... Top 400 time for the outdoor season came at the WAC championships at 56.43 seconds... Top indoor 200 time of 25.64 at the Indiana Relays... Best 60m time for indoor season 8.06 at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational... Finished seventh in the 400 at the WAC outdoor championship with a time of 57.17, but her best time of the outdoor season came in the prelims with a time of 56.43 seconds... Top 200 time for outdoor, 25.64 at the John McDonnell Invitational... Top 100m time of the outdoor season came at the Bulldog Invitational with a time of 12.72 seconds.

High School: Lettered three years under head coach Chanel Paten for McDonough 35 College Prep Senior High... Elected team captain her senior season... Named team MVP and District 9-4A girls' best performer... Earned state and regional championships in the 400M in class 4A... Finished as district champion in 100M in 9-4A... Helped McDonough 35 to 2005 and 2007 district championships... Also lettered in volleyball... Elected to National Honors Society... Graduated seventh out of 235 students.

Personal: Daughter of Peggy and the late Stanley Benion... Has one brother, Stanley... Has seven sisters: Latasha, Natasha, Nicole, Stacey, Kristi, Angelia and Jacquel... Majoring in biology... Born March 19, 1989 in New Orleans, La.