|Prev. School||Hope Christian HS|
Cross Country Took Eighth place on the team and 28th place overall at the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds
2007-08: Track: Placed seventh in the 5000m at the Rob Upton Invitational Mar. 29. Cross Country: Placed 49th at the Colorado College Invite Sept. 22 with a time of 26:57.66 ... finished 44th at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 8 with a time of 21:46 ... placed 76th at the Fort Hays State Invitational Oct. 6 with a time of 22:32.51 ... finished 79th at the RMAC championships on Oct. 20 with a time of 29:09.87.
2006-07: Track: Was named to the RMAC indoor track all-academic team ... placed 10th in the 3000m at the Don Barrett Invite Jan. 27 ... finished ninth in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational Feb. 3 ... placed seventh in the 5000m at the Rob Upton Invitational Mar. 24. Cross Country: Named academic All-RMAC ... finished 40th at the Wyoming Invitational Sept. 1st ... competed in the Lobo Invitational Sept. 9th ... finished 32nd at the Colorado College Invitational Sept. 23rd ... ran in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30th ... competed in the RMAC Conference Championship Meet Oct. 21st.
2005-06: Track: Finished 22nd in the 3000m at the Joe Davies Invitational ... finished 11th in the 3000m at the Air Force Invitational ... competed in the CSM All-Comers meet ... finished 25th in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Track Championships ... finished eighth in the 3000m at the Potts Invitational Mar. 18th ... finished fifth in the 5000m at the Colorado College Invitational ... finished 17th in the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invitational ... finished 13th in the 5000m at the RMAC Outdoor Track Championships. Cross Country: Competed in the Wyoming Invitational ... ran in the Woody Greeno Invitational ... finished 31st at the Colorado College Cross Country Invitational with a time of 26:12.60 ... finished 52nd at the Boulder Shootout Oct. 1 ... finished 61st at the RMAC Cross Country Championships.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Cross Country District Champion in 2004 at Hope Christian School (Albuquerque, N.M.) ... finished seventh in 2003 and ninth in 2004 at state cross country meet ... finished fourth in the 800m and took third in the 1600m ... was a member of second-place medley relay team ... helped her Hope Christian HS team win the Track State Championship in both 2004 and 2005.
Majoring in Mathematics ... won an Engineering Award ... enjoys listening to music, writing, reading, playing the guitar and running ... has one sister, Shanna ... parents are Carl and Kay Bennett.
Stories featuring Leslie Bennett
|April 26, 2009||UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from Friends||FORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.|
|April 19, 2009||Mountain Lions Compete in Gunnison||The Mountain Lions began their gearing-up process for the Conference Championships as they headed up to rare air to compete at the Mountaineer Open in Gunnison.|
|April 3, 2009||Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in Pueblo||PUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.|
|February 28, 2009||UCCS Closes to Within Point of Clinching Steel & Silver Series at RMAC Meet||CHADRON, Neb. - The second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships drew to a close Saturday evening with the Mountain Lions in sixth place on the men's side and seventh place on the women's side.|
|February 27, 2009||UCCS Men, Women in Sixth After First Day of RMAC Indoor Championships||High jumper Steve Gomez started things off right for the Mountain Lions on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.|
|February 20, 2009||Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight Invitational||GOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.|
|January 31, 2009||UCCS Continues its Tuneup for RMAC Championships at Joe Davies Invite||GOLDEN, Colo. - Friday's Joe Davies Invitational proved to be the opportune time for the Mountain Lions to edit their record books and show that, come the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in less than one month, they too will be a factor.|
|January 24, 2009||Freshmen Steal the Show as UCCSCompetes at CU-Potts Invitational||The younger members of the UCCS track team were the ones to steal the show at the CU-hosted Pott's Invitational.|
|March 29, 2008||Bartlett's Win in the 5,000 Highlights UCCS at Upton Meet||FORT COLLINS -- Branson Bartlett took first place in the men's 5,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field teams competed Saturday at the Rob Upton Invitational at the Hansen Field Event Area.|
|January 14, 2008||2008 Season Preview||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.|
|September 8, 2007||Cross Country: UCCS Men, Women Each Grab Fourth in Season's First Meet||ALBUQUERQUE -- The Mark Misch era at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs began Saturday with both the men's and women's cross country teams earning fourth-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational.|
|April 30, 2007||UCCS Has 10 Women's Track Members Named Academic All-RMAC||Ten members of the UCCS women's track and field team were named to the 2006-07 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's outdoor track and field all-academic team.|
|March 24, 2007||Payne Earns Provisional Time at Fort Collins Meet||Shannon Payne won the 5,000-meter run and earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals Saturday at the Rob Upton Track & Field Meet at Fort Collins.|
|March 17, 2007||Payne Leads UCCS Women in Boulder||Shannon Payne took second place in the 3,000-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the Potts Invitational in Boulder.|
|February 24, 2007||Shepard Leads Mountain Lions in RMAC Indoor Championships||Sarah Shepard earned eight of the fourteen team points by finishing second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 32 minutes, and 23 one-tenths of a second to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in Golden, Colorado.|
|February 2, 2007||Kristen Anderson Place Third in the 3000-Meter Run on Friday at the Air Force Invitational||Kristen Anderson led a small portion of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team Friday during the first of a two day event at the Air Force Invitational at the US Air Force Academy.|
|January 27, 2007||Shepard Shines at Barrett Meet||Sarah Shepard had a second-place finish to lead six University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners in the women's mile run Saturday at the Don Barrett Air Force Open at the US Air Force Academy.|
|January 19, 2007||Hudson Leads Women's Track at Potts Invitational||Jessica Hudson took third place in the women's 400-meter run and fourth in the 800-meter run to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team Friday at the Potts Indoor Invitational at Boulder.|
|September 30, 2006||Boulder Finish Shows UCCS Closing on Big Two||Led by three runners in the top 10, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took third place among non-Division I teams Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder.|
|September 23, 2006||UCCS Women Dominate at Colorado College Invitational||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women swept the first four places as the Mountain Lions scored a dominating win Saturday morning at the Colorado College Invitational.|
|August 30, 2006||Women's Cross Country Preview||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger is not one who drifts towards hyperbole. That's why what he says about the 2006 Mountain Lions women's cross county team should send a tingle down the spine of fans.|
|April 2, 2006||Two Compete in Benich Classic; Lund Provisional Qualifier||Megan Lund provisionally qualified for natonals while teammates Leslie Bennett and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz represented the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley.|
|March 18, 2006||Mountain Lions Kick Off Outdoor Season||After completing the first week of the outdoor season in Boulder, Colo., the Mountain Lions have a lot of corrections to make- to the record books that is.|
|February 25, 2006||RMAC Indoor Championships Conclude||The 3,000-meter run featured 30 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference runners. However, Shannon Payne and Sarah Shepard outpaced and outran the rest of the field en route to fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.|
|October 22, 2005||UCCS Women Take Fourth at RMAC Championships||Shannon Payne finished fourth to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a fourth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championships Saturday at Chatfield State Park in Denver.|
|September 24, 2005||Women Dominate CC Invitational||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored the minimum points possible in dominating the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday at Monument Valley Park.|
|September 17, 2005||UCCS Women Take Third at Woody Greeno Meet||Buoyed by a second-place individual finish by sophomore Shannon Payne, the Mountain Lions took third place at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, defeating six NCAA Division I programs in the process.|
|December 2, 2004||Cross Country Adds Three Recruits||Fresh off its third Top 20 national ranking in the past five years, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team added three outstanding recruits during the NCAA's early signing period.|