Benita Kurtz
blank Benita Kurtz
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Augusta, Ga.

High School:
Cross Creek

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints

2013: Outdoor - Finished the 100 with a season-best time of 12.49 for 21st place at the Spec Towns Invite...Also finished the 200 in 26.20 to take 27th at the Spec Towns meet.

2012: Outdoor - Finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.30) at the Georgia Relays.

2012: Indoor - Ran her first 60-meter dash of the season and finished 44th in the prelims with a time of 8.03 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

2011: Outdoor - Earned runner-up honors in the 400 (12.38) at the Georgia-Missouri dual meet.

2011: Indoor - Clocked a personal-best 8.13 in the 60-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invite.

High School: Earned the High Point Award and Leadership Award in track as a junior in 2008...Also the High Point Award winner as a sophomore...Named Best on the Track as a senior...Personal-best times of 11.9 in the 100-meter dash and 25.02 in the 200...Named the AAU Athlete of the Year in 2007...Also played basketball at Cross Creek, receiving the Coca-Cola Outstanding Academic Athlete Performance Award in 2008 and 2009 and being named the Most Improved Player in 2006...An Honors graduate who graduated third out of 280 classmates...Member of National Honor Society and Beta Club.

Personal: Born March 2, 1991...Daughter of Kelvin and Sonja Ruffin...Father, Kelvin, played basketball for the Army...Majoring in Psychology.

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