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Bucknell Women's Track and Field BIO
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 Christine Bendzinski

Career (Entering 2017-18): 17x All-Patriot League Selection ... 4x All-East performer ... 6x Academic All-Patriot League ... 2x Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... 2x CoSIDA All-District ... 2x NCAA qualifier ... 4x Patriot League 4x8 champion ... 3x Patriot League Mile champion ... ECAC 1,500m champion (2016) ... holds the school records in the outdoor 800m (2:08.76), 1,500m (4:19.99), Mile (4:45.36) and 3,000m (9:27.37)

2017-18: [Cross Country]: 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.

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

Personal Record
Indoor
-       1,000m (2:50.68) *ranks third all-time*
-       Mile (4:45.36) *school record*
-       3,000m (9:39.92) *school record*
Outdoor
-       800m (2:11.57) *ranks fifth all-time*
-       1,500m (4:19.99) *school record*
-       5,000m (17:00.24) *ranks fifth all-time*

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