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Lindsay Benster
Lindsay  Benster


Mercer Island, WA

High School:
Mercer Island HS



Sarah Kapple breaks her own USD steeplechase record

Senior power ignites the track for the Toreros


Hughes & Kapple top two more school records

For the second week in a row, Kapple (800m) and Hughes (3k) set new school records


Toreros rise at the Aztec Invitational

Hughes & Kapple run second and third fastest 1,500m in school history


Toreros rack up personal best times in season debut

Sarah Kapple won her heat with a PR of 17:28.62


Toreros Post Strong Times in 1,500m

Shea Ricketts and Camille Morales post personal best times

Senior (2015-16): Competed in five races in the fall, posting a personal best time of 21:49.2 at the Bronco Invite (6k)... Also competed in the Mark Covert Classic (19:19.07), the Capital Cross Challenge (18:26.9), the WCC Championships (23:06.2), and the NCAA Regionals (22:55.8)... In the spring, competed in three races and had a personal best time of 18:33.38 at the Occidental Distance Carnival... Missed the final three races due to injury.

Junior (2014-15)
: Sat out season with injury.

Sophomore (2013-14): Raced in the Stanford & Bronco Invite, posting a season best time of 23:23 at the Bronco Invite (6k)... Only participated in one race during the spring, the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet, where she had the second best time on the team (10:56).

Freshman (2012-13): Ran her top 5k time of the fall at the Bronco Invite (19:14)... Ran a 23.43 (70th place) at the WCC Championships... Clocked a 23:24 (190th place) at the NCAA Regional Championships... Also competed in the UC Riverside Invitational and Stanford Invite... During the spring, ran the 1500m (5:05.28) at the SDSU Aztec Invite.

High School: Attended Mercer Island High School where she earned four varsity letters in cross country, four in track and one in basketball... Won the Coaches Award as a senior and was team MVP her sophomore and junior years... Took first in KingCo as a junior while her team won back-to-back KingCo championships... Ran a 18:15 5k her sophomore year, which was good for 13th at Borderclash... Named All-State as a sophomore... Took third at State her freshman season while earning All-Puget Sound, All-State and All-KingCo honors... Her team won the state championship her freshman year... Was team captain of her track team and named Best Distance Runner... Came in fourth at State in the 3200m and won KingCo championships in both track and basketball.

Personal: Born October 5, 1993 in Stanford, Calif.... Daughter of Dick Benster and Sandy Efseaff... Chose USD because of the cross country team and the beautiful area... Was also recruited by Brown, Santa Clara, UC San Diego and Yale... Her brother swam for two years at Brown and ran for two year.

Major: Pre-Med

Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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