2008 OUTDOOR: Threw a personal best and school record in the shot put with a mark of 60'-3" ... qualified for the NCAA Championships finishing ninth ... finished first at the Red Raider Open with a mark of 57'-.25 ... placed first in the Oklahoma Invitational with a mark of 56'-7.25" ... won the UTEP Invite with a mark of 55'-11.25".
2008 INDOOR: Earned all-conference honors at the Big 12 Championships throwing the shot put at a mark of 57'-04.75" ... Finished first at two Texas Tech Invitational events with a mark of 54'-09.25" and 54'08.00" and finished second at another with a mark of 53'01.75".
2006 OUTDOOR: Earned first outdoor all-conference honors... competed in seven meets for the Red Raiders, hitting the regional-qualifying mark each time... took first in four competitions: Wes Kittley Open, UTEP Invitational, TCU Invitational, and Mean Green Twilight... threw a personal best in first competition of the spring, the Wes Kittley Open, with a distance of 58'-7.5"... tossed 58'-1.25" at the Mean Green Twilight... Earned All-Big 12 honors after finishing eighth at the Big 12 Championships with a distance of 58'-1.25".
2006 INDOOR: Threw the shot put in six meets this season ... opened by throwing a personal-best of 57'-0" at the Wes Kittley AllComers ... ended the season by marking a NCAA provisional throw of 59'-6.25" at the Big 12 Championships placing fourth, which was a personal best, a new school record and good for all-conference honors.
2005 OUTDOOR: Won the shot put at the UTEP Invitational with a personal-best and regional-qualifying toss of 57'-3" ... set a regional qualifying mark of 56'-1.25" in a second-place finish of the collegiate division of the Texas Relays ... had another regional qualifying throw of 56'-2.25" and finished third at the ASU Relays ... set a personal best in the discus at the UTEP Invitational with a throw of 150'-11".
2005 INDOOR: Threw a career-best 54'-3.75" in the shot put at the Tyson Invite ... marked a 52'-9.25" at the Wes Kittley All-Comers ... marked a toss of 52'-1.25" at the Big 12 Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: 5A shot put state champion ... won the shot put at the Golden West Invitational ... all-district, all-state and All-American at Humble high school ... holds the high school and district record in the shot put ... ranked third in the Nation in the shot put with his mark of 66'-2.5" at the Great Southwest Meet.
PERSONAL: Born 2-25-86 in Houston, Texas, to parents Harold and Susan Benjamin ... parents attended North Carolina A&T State ... has siblings Misti, Kareem and Kieshawn ... enrolled in the college of Arts and Sciences.
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