Chris Benard

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Chris Benard
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Personal information
NationalityUnited States
Born (1990-04-04) April 4, 1990 (age 28)
Tustin, California
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Triple jump
College teamArizona State Sun Devils
Riverside College
Turned pro2013
Coached byJeremy Fischer
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Triple jump: 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in)

Chris Benard (born April 4, 1990) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump. He holds a personal record of 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in), set in 2016. He was a finalist at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Professional[edit]

Benard made his international debut for his country at the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics. There, he took the silver medal behind fellow American Chris Phipps.[1]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2012 NACAC U23 Championships Irapuato, Mexico 2nd Triple jump 15.90 m (52 ft 1 34 in)
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16th (q) Triple jump 16.55 m (54 ft 3 12 in)
World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 11th Triple jump 16.15 m (52 ft 11 34 in)
2017 World Championships London, Great Britain 6th Triple jump 17.16 m (56 ft 3 12 in)
2018 NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd Triple jump 16.73 m (54 ft 10 12 in)

Personal records[edit]

Outdoor
  • Triple jump – 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in)(Wind: -0.0 m/s) (2017)
  • Long jump – 7.81 m (25 ft 7 14 in)(Wind: +1.0 m/s) (2014)
  • Long jump – 7.95 m (26 ft 34 in)(Wind: +2.1 m/s) (2014)
Indoor
  • Triple jump – 16.99 m (55 ft 8 34 in) (2014)
  • Long jump – 8.10 m (26 ft 6 34 in) (2014)
  • 60-meter dash – 7.05 seconds (2015)

All information from IAAF[2]

US Track and field Championships[edit]

At the 2018 IAAF Diamond League Final Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, Belgium Chris Benard placed fifth in the Triple jump after jumping 16.81 m (55 ft 1 34 in).

At the 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Chris Benard placed second in the Triple jump turned into a tough competition with winner Donald Scott (triple jumper) who won on his last jump.

At the 2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Chris Benard moved from 7th to 4th in the last jump of the Triple jump.

At the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Chris Benard was again in the top three of the Triple jump.

At the start of 2016 he took third at the USA Indoor Championships.[3] This earned Benard his global debut for the United States, as he was entered into the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships and finished eleventh.[4] He repeated his same position nationally at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, achieving a personal record of 17.21 m (56 ft 5 12 in) to earn his first selection for the United States Olympic team.

At the 2015 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships he was again in the top three of both horizontal jumps.[5] He was short of seventeen metres at the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships and beaten into fourth place (Marquis Dendy took the final spot on the team for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics).[6]

Bernard took second place in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which included a long jump lifetime best of 8.10 m (26 ft 6 34 in) in qualifying.[7] At the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships he set another best, this time in the triple jump with a mark of 17.10 m (56 ft 1 in) – his first beyond seventeen metres. That brought him third place behind the top two at the last Olympics, Christian Taylor and Will Claye.[8]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 2nd Triple jump 17.32 m (56 ft 10 in)
(Wind: -0.9 m/s)[9]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 4th Triple jump 16.93 m (55 ft 7 in)[10]
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 2nd Triple jump 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in)
(Wind: -0.0 m/s)[11]
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 3rd Triple jump 17.21 m (56 ft 6 in)
(Wind: -0.9 m/s)[12]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 3rd Triple jump 16.93 m (55 ft 7 in)[13]
2015 US Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 4th Triple jump 16.95 m (55 ft 7 in)
(Wind: +1.0 m/s)[14]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Boston, Massachusetts 2nd Triple jump 16.57 m (54 ft 4 in)[15]
3rd Long jump 7.48 m (24 ft 6 in)[16]
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships California State University, Sacramento 3rd Triple jump 17.10 m (56 ft 1 in)[17]
10th Long jump 7.60 m (24 ft 11 in)
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 2nd Triple jump 16.99 m (55 ft 9 in)[18]
2nd Long jump 8.08 m (26 ft 6 in)
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 7th Triple jump 16.77 m (55 ft 0 in)
(Wind: +2.1 m/s)[19]
2012 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 11th Triple jump 16.00 m (52 ft 6 in)
(Wind: -0.2 m/s)[20]

Personal Biography[edit]

Born to Fay and Thomas Benard in Tustin, California, he grew up in nearby Corona and attended Santiago High School.

NCAA[edit]

Benard earned his place among America's top triple jumpers after graduation from Arizona State. Bernard earned eight All-American as a college student-athlete. He gained an athletic scholarship to attended Arizona State University and competed for the Arizona State Sun Devils track team.

In his last appearance at NCAA level, Chris Benard placed tenth overall at the 2013 NCAA Indoor meet.[21]

Chris Benard competed well at NCAA taking the runner-up spot at the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Chris Benard competed well at NCAA level, coming 19th in his debut at the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Competing for Riverside City College,[22] Bernard earned two All-American awards in 2010 from National Junior College Athletic Association.

Benard won the 2009 community college edition Mt SAC Relays as a freshman in a then personal best in the triple jump with a jump of 14.95 m (49 ft 1 in) to place first.

Arizona State Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Indoor track and field
NCAA
Indoor track and field
Pac-12 Conference
Outdoor Track and Field
NCAA
Outdoor Track and Field
R-Senior 12-13 Long Jump:
7.63 m (25 ft 0 in) 2nd
Triple Jump:
16.14 m (52 ft 11 in) 1st
Triple Jump:15.76 m (51 ft 8 in) 10th
R-Junior 11-12 Long Jump:
7.64 m (25 ft 1 in) 1st
Long Jump:
7.62 m (25 ft 0 in) 7th
Long Jump:
7.39 m (24 ft 3 in) 16th
Triple Jump:
16.43 m (53 ft 11 in) 2nd
Triple Jump:
16.50 m (54 ft 2 in) 2nd
Triple Jump:
16.42 m (53 ft 10 in) 1st
Triple Jump:
16.36 m (53 ft 8 in) 7th
R-Sophomore 10-11 Long Jump:
7.20 m (23 ft 7 in) 8th
Long Jump:
7.43 m (24 ft 5 in) 4th
DNS
Triple Jump:
15.63 m (51 ft 3 in) 4th
Triple Jump:
15.39 m (50 ft 6 in) 19th
Riverside Indoor track and field CCCAA
Indoor track and field
Orange Empire Conference
Outdoor Track and Field
CCCAA
Outdoor Track and Field
Sophomore 09-10 Long Jump:
7.35 m (24 ft 1 in) 5th
Long Jump:
7.77 m (25 ft 6 in) 1st
Triple Jump:
15.49 m (50 ft 10 in) 1st
Triple Jump:
16.21 m (53 ft 2 in) 1st
Freshman 08-09 Triple Jump:
14.01 m (46 ft 0 in) 9th

[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships. Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo. Retrieved on July 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Chris Benard. IAAF. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Day 1 Results. USA Track & Field. Retrieved on July 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Chris Benard. IAAF. Retrieved on July 16, 2016.
  5. ^ 2015 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Results. USA Track and Field. Retrieved on March 2, 2015.
  6. ^ USATF Championships - 6/25/2015 to 6/28/2015 Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore. Results. USATF. Retrieved on July 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Last Week' Men's Top 5 Performers - Event by Event. WatchAthletics (April 17, 2014). Retrieved on 2016-07-16.
  8. ^ Complete Results 2014 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/25/2014 to 6/29/2014 Hornet Stadium - Sacramento, California. USATF. Retrieved on July 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field - Results - FULL USATF Championships Results - 6/22/2018 to 6/25/2018 Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa". usatf.org. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field - Results - FULL USATF Championships Results - 2/16/2018 to 2/18/2018 Albuquerque, New Mexico". usatf.org. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "2017 USA Track & Field - Results - FULL USATF Championships - 6/22/2017 to 6/25/2017 Hornets Stadium, Sacramento Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "2016 United States Indoor (track and field) Championships Day Two Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "2015 US Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "2015 United States Indoor (track and field) Championships Men's Triple Jump Results". FlashResults via usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  16. ^ "2015 United States Indoor (track and field) Championships Men's Long Jump Results". FlashResults via usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "2014 United States Outdoor (track and field) Championships Men's Triple Jump Results from Friday 18:10 PST June 27, 2014". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  18. ^ "2014 United States Indoor (track and field) Championships Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  19. ^ "2013 United States Outdoor (track and field) Championships Complete Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  20. ^ "2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Men's Triple Jump Results". usatf.org. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  21. ^ Chris Benard. Team USA. Retrieved on July 16, 2016.
  22. ^ http://cccaasports.org/sports/mtrack/2017-18/releases/Riverside_track_World_Championships
  23. ^ "2013 Arizona State University (track and field) Men's Chris Benard profile". Arizona State Sun Devils. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  24. ^ "2013 Arizona State University (track and field) Men's Chris Benard Results". Track and Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) Arizona State Sun Devils. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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