Personal bests: 8K XC – 26:00 (NCAA '10); 1500 - 3:52.97, Steeple - 9:17.86, 5000 - 15:31.37
2011: Finished 4th for the Stags at NCAA Championships
2010: Second Team All-SCIAC (14th)...Finished 4th for the Stags at NCAA Championships
Bennett Naden, son of Elizabeth Saar and Gregory Naden, hails from Middleton, WI, Money Magazine's 2009 'Best Place to Live in America." His high school personal bests were 2:00 (800), 4:28 (16:00), 9:37 (3200) and 16:43 (5K). He was a three-time MVP for cross country at Middleton, an individual Division I State qualifier and earned Big 8 All-Conference honors. His idea of the perfect run is going along the California coast barefoot, and dashing into the breakers at the end. His favorite post-race meal is chocolate milk and a Chipotle burrito. While at CMS he hopes to continue to improve and take his running to the next level. Bennett is a senior at Harvey Mudd, where he’s majoring in Engineering.
Athletic Awards Earned: 2nd Team All SCIAC XC 2010, 2nd Team All SCIAC Steeple 2011, All Academic Track 2011, SCIAC Champion 1500 2012
Pre-game Rituals: Before stepping up to the line, I think of something funny, and laugh about it a little.
Favorite Athlete: Andrew Wheating.
Favorite Activity Outside of Cross Country: Piano.