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PJ Benedictus
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PJ Benedictus 1264807
Position: Long/ Triple Jumps
Height: 6'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Renton, Washington
High School: Renton High
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2013-14): Indoor - Took fifth place in the triple jump at the MPSF Championships with a PR leap of 15.12m/49-7 1/4i (3/1/14, Seattle)…soared to indoor PR in long jump of 7.01m/23-0i came at Cougar Indoor (1/31/14, Pullman)…Outdoor - At WSU-UW Dual reached triple jump distance of 15.09m/49-6 1/4w and PR’d in long jump with leap of 7.09m.23-3 1/4 (5/3/14, Pullman)…finished sixth in triple jump at Pac-12 Championships with leap of 14.92m/48-11 1/2…non-winded PR in triple came at NCAA West Prelims with jump at 15.03m/49-3 3/4 (5/31/14, Fayetteville).
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Indoor - Twice leaped to indoor PR long jump of 6.97m/22-10 1/2i at Bronco Invite (1/19/13, Nampa) and at Cougar Indoor…top triple jump was 14.35m/47-1i…Outdoor - Reached PRs in triple jump of 14.79m/48-6 1/4W at Cougar Invite (4/20/13, Pullman), of 14.64m/48-0 1/2w at Vandal Jamboree (5/4/13, Moscow) and a non-wind-aided leap of 14.28m/46-10 1/4 twice: at Stanford Invite (3/30/13) and at SCC WAR VI...wind-aided PR in long jump of 7.08m/23-2 3/4w at Cougar Invite.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Indoor - Best jumps of season came at Cherry and Silver Invite (1/21/12, Albuquerque)…long jump was 6.90m/22-7 3/4i and triple jump was 14.04m/46-0 1/2i…Outdoor - Best leaps of season came at WSU-UW Dual Meet (4/28/12, Pullman)…long jumped 6.99m/22-11 1/4…triple jumped 13.95m/45-9 1/4w…best non-winded triple jump was 13.29m/43-7 1/4 at UCLA-Tennessee-WSU Duals (3/31/12, Los Angeles).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight varsity letters at Renton High School…four in football as a wide receiver/cornerback for coach Donald Ponds…four letters as a sprinter/jumper for coach Lance Winnill’s track team…helped lead Indians to undefeated season in Seamount League…placed second at state as a team…individually went to state in long jump and 4x400m relay…as a junior went to state in the 4x400m relay and the triple jump…won state in triple jump with a leap of 49-0...member of the Flying AJ’s track club under coach Nate Wilford…placed 17th in the triple jump (44-7) at USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL. Born in March 1993, in Tucson…father Edward works in the Department of Homeland Security…mother Carol works as a bookkeeper…older sister Breann…majoring in social sciences at WSU.
60m - 7.26i (2014)
100m - 11.60 (2014)
Long Jump - 7.09m / 23-3 1/4 (2014); 7.01m / 23-0i (2014)
Triple Jump - 15.09m / 49-6 1/4w (2014); 15.03m / 49-3 3/4 (2014); 15.12m / 49-7 1/4i (2014)
2014       Triple Jump              6th              14.92m / 48-11 1/2
2014       Triple Jump           27th              15.03m / 49-3 3/4
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