Shante Benion
Shante  Benion

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
McDonough 35

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
1L

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 championship 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.

Getting Acquainted: 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.

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