Stephanie Benko


New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan


Stephanie  Benko


Leopard Men Top Pair of PL Opponents

Serem, Morra, Day help Lafayette to 23rd place showing


Leopard Men, Women Fall to Lehigh in Dual Meet

Benko leads Lafayette runners with second-place finish


Serem Tops Collegiate Runners at Opening XC Meet

Men’s and women’s teams each place second overall


Cross Country’s Journey Towards PL Meet Begins Saturday

Team makes season debut at short course races hosted by Monmouth


Cross Country Celebrates at Annual Banquet

The team handed out team awards at the annual celebration


XC Dual Meet vs. Lehigh

Photos by Rick Smith and Harvey Situ


Lafayette XC Lafayette/Lehigh Dual Meet

Lafayette Cross Country - Lafayette/Lehigh Dual Meet


Lafayette XC Lehigh Invitational

Lafayette Cross Country - Lehigh Invitational

*Currently owns the 3000m Steeplechase school record. Ranks #5 in school history in the Outdoor 5,000m and Indoor 3000m. Ranks #10 in the Outdoor 3,000m

2015-2016: Named a captain for both the cross country and track & field teams.

2014-2015: Named a captain for both the cross country and track & field runner on the cross country team...finished second in the Brown Divison of the Paul Short XC Invite...placed sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Patriot League Championships...won the steeplechase against Lehigh to help team to a win.

2013-2014:  Ran No. 2 on the cross country team...Patriot League Champion in the 3,000m steeplechase...also placed sixth in the 5,000m at the Outdoor Championships...earned All-East Honors with a seventth place finish in the steeplechase at the Outdoor ECAC Championships...broke the school record in the steeplechase multiple times during the outdoor season...anchored the distance medley relay team to a fourth place finish at the Indoor Patriot League Championships.

2012-2013: Ran to a second place finish in the Outdoor Patriot League Championship 3000m steeplechase…earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for Track & Field.  

High School: Placed seventh in the 3200m at the 2012 Connecticut State Open.

Personal Bests:
1500m: 4:44.95
3000m: 10:07.79
5000m: 17:32.63
3000m Steeplechase: 10:33.79
6k Cross Country: 21:30