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 Christine Bendzinski

CHRISTINE BENDZINSKI PERSONAL BESTS/CAREER RESULTS

Career: [Totals]: Third Team Academic All-American ... 14-time Patriot League champion (9 individual, 5 relay) ... 23-time All-Patriot League (17 individual, 6 relay) ... four-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in cross country and track and field ... nine-time Academic All-Patriot League ... two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District (2016, 2017) ... Christy Mathewson Award as Bucknell's top senior female athlete ... graduated with eight program-record times (5 individual, 3 relay), two league-meet record times (1 individual, 1 relay), and the Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium record in the 1,500m (4:16.54) ... one-time ECAC champion ... one-time USTFCCCA All-Academic (2016) ... eight-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... [Cross Country]: One-time national qualifier (2018) ... one-time First Team All-Region (2018) ... two-time Patriot League champion (2017, 2018) ... three-time First Team All-Patriot League (2016, 2017, 2018) ... one-time Patriot League Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2017) ... four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... [Indoor]: 10-time Patriot League champion (6 individual, 4 relay) ... 12-time All-Patriot League (8 individual, 4 relay) ... won four titles in the mile, four with the 4x800 relay team, one in the 1,000m, and one in the 3,000m ... totaled 76 points over four Patriot League Championships ... two-time Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... three-time Academic All-Patriot League ... graduated with the Patriot League Championships record in the 3,000m (9:27.37) and as part of the 4x800 relay (8:50.58) ... 2015 Patriot League Rookie of the Meet ... graduated with Bucknell records in the mile (4:43.12), 3,000m (9:27.37), 4x800 relay (8:50.58), and the distance medley relay (11:27.11) ... also had the third-fastest time in the 1,000m (2:50.68) and the ninth-fastest 800m (2:13.82) ... seven top-10 relay times, including the two records ... [Outdoor]: Two-time Patriot League champion (1 individual, 1 relay) ... won the 1,500m (2018) and the 4x800 (2017) ... eight-time All-Patriot League (6 individual, 2 relay) ... totaled 50 points over four Patriot League Championships ... one-time Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2017) ... three-time Academic All-Patriot League ... graduated with Bucknell records in the 800m (2:08.76), 1,500m (4:16.54), 5,000m (16:17.66), and the distance medley relay (11:38.54) ... also had the second-fastest time in the 4x800 (8:47.89) ... had three total top-10 relay times ... competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round three times ... one-time ECAC champion in the 1,500m (2016) ... one-time USTFCCCA All-Academic (2016) ... four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2017-18: [Cross Country]: Qualified for the NCAA Championships, where she finished 143rd out of 255 runners ... First Team All-Region ... First Team All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Patriot League champion, taking first out of 109 runners at the league meet ... earned first NCAA berth with a fourth-place finish out of 193 runners at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... three-time Patriot League Runner of the Week (9/6, 9/12, 9/25) ... earned the award after winning the season-opening Bison Open in a field of 67 runners ... named the Patriot League Runner of the Week again the following week after taking seventh out of 82 runners at Penn State's Spiked Shoe Invitational, which featured two nationally-ranked teams ... received the award for the third straight race after finishing ninth out of 98 runners at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational ... took 12th out of 177 at the Penn State National Open. {Indoor}: Three-time All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Academic All-Patriot League ... scored 18 points at the Patriot League Championships with a first-place finish in the mile and a second-place finish in the 3,000m ... also on the first-place 4x800 relay ...  one-time Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week ... [Outdoor]: Third Team Academic All-American ... Two-time All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... scored 18 points at the Patriot League Championships with a first-place finish in the 1,500m and a second-place finish in the 5,000m ... was also on the fourth-place 4x800 relay team ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, where she placed 14th in the 5,000m and 24th in the 1,500m ... broke both the school record and Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium record in the 1,500m at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/15/18) ... broke the 5,000m school record at the Raleigh Relays (3/30/18) and placed 12th ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17: [Cross Country]: First Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Became the fourth Bucknell runner and the first since 2006 to win the individual race at the PL Championships ...  finished third out of 54 Division I runners at the Detroit Titan Invite with a time of 18:21 ... finished 16th in a field of 126 runners at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational ... took 16th of 223 at the Penn State Nationals ... [Indoor]: First Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Patriot League champion in the mile and 3,000m races ... helped a 4x8 relay team set the school and Patriot League record at the Patriot League Indoor Championships ... All-East honoree in the 3,000m ...  won the 3,000m at the Gulden Invitational ... set the school record in the mile at the Penn State National Open ... helped a DMR team set the program record in the event at the Meyo Invitational ... [Outdoor]: Earned two All-Patriot League citations ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... CoSIDA All-District 2 Team selection ... helped a DMR team set the school record at the Colonial Relays with a time of 11:38.54 ... won the 5k at the Colonial Relays ... set the school record in the 800m in a first-place effort at the Mason Spring Invitational ... won the 1,500m at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... led a 4x8 relay team to the gold medal at the PL Outdoor Championships while finishing second in the 1,500m ... placed 35th at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16 (Sophomore): [Cross-Country]: First Team All-Patriot League … Academic All-Patriot League Team selection … placed third out of 219 at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational … took third in the 6k at the Patriot League championships … [Indoor]: All-Patriot League selection … Patriot League champion in the mile and 4x800 relay races … Academic All-PL selection … won the 3,000m at the Penn State Relays to earn PL Track Athlete of the Week honors … won the 1,000m title at the Gulden Invitational … captured the 3,000m title at the Youngstown St. National Invite … earned All-East status in the 3,000m at the ECAC Championships …  [Outdoor]: NCAA qualifier … All-Patriot League in the 4x800 and 1,500m events … Academic All-Patriot League and CoSida All-District Team selection … selected to USATFCCA All-Academic Team ... won the 800m at the Bucknell Team Challenge … set the school record in the 1,500m at the Bison Outdoor Classic to earn Patriot League Athlete of the Week honors … won the 1,500m at the ECAC Championships, becoming one of three Bison to win an individual title at the meet … finished 27thin the 1,500m at the NCAA East Preliminary Meet … earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2014-15 (Freshman): [Cross Country] Competed at six events, including the conference and regional meet ... finished 15th and was the second fastest freshman at the Patriot League Championships ... was 27th of 207 at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championships ... was the runner-up in a field of 265 runners at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational ... finished eighth of 360 at the Paul Short Invitational ... earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors twice ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... [Indoors] Competed at five events ... voted the Patriot League Rookie of the Year after winning the 1,000-meter run, the mile and the 4x800 relay at the conference championships ... time of 2:52.13 in the 1,000 set a meet record ... finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.62 at the Bucknell Tune-Up and earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors ... qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 800, 1,000 and mile ... [Outdoors] Competed at six events ... earned two All-Patriot League honors with runner-up finishes in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs at the conference championships ... also took fifth in the 4x800 relay ... earned All-East honors with a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the line in 4:28.60 at the ECAC Championships ... won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:18.47 at the Monmouth Season Opener ... competed at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, where she took fourth in the 1,500-meter run.

Major: Cell biology/biochemistry

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hebron, Conn.
High School: RHAM
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