Bria Bennis - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Bria Bennis


Class Freshman
Hometown Elmhurst, Ill.
High School Elmhurst (York)
Major Undeclared

Career Results

Student-Athlete Highlights
• Bronze medalist in the 3,000m at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships
• Three program all-time top 10 marks

In the Record Books
• Second in Vanderbilt history in the outdoor 5,000 meters (16:05.11)
• Second in Vanderbilt history in the indoor 5,000 meters (16.17.40)
• Fifth in Vanderbilt history in the 10,000 meters  (34:11.28)

As a Freshman (2023-24)
• 2023-24 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Track & Field
• Third in the 3,000 meters (9:43.80) at the USATF U20 Championships
• Fourth in the 10,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (34:11.28)
• 11th overall, third freshman in heat 3 of the 5,000 meters (16:05.11) at the Bryan Clay Invitational
• 10th in the 5,000 meters (16:17.40) at the SEC Indoor Championships

Cross Country
• Did not compete

The Bennis File
Bria Bennis prepped at Elmhurst (York) and owns prep-best times of 4:58.47 in the 1,600 meters, 10:24.34.08 in the 3,200 meters, 16:56.4 in the three miles (XC) and 17:32.2 in the 5K (XC). She is a six-time all-state selection and an 11-time all-conference honoree in track and field and cross country. Twice, Bennis was a regional cross country champion, and in 2022, she was a sectional cross country champion. She was third at the state cross country championships and in the 3,200 meters at the state track and field championships. A member of the National Honor Society and of her school’s high honor roll, Bennis received the John Newton Award of Excellence and IHSA All-Academic Athletic honorable mention. In 2022, she was named the West Suburban Conference Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year.