Siena Benavides
Year: Junior
Hometown: Arvin, CA
High School: Arvin HS
Events: Sprints/Jumps
Major: Mathematics Education

UC Santa Cruz Success:

  • 2016-17: Track - Made her much anticipated UCSC debut at the Hornet Invitational running a leg on the 4x400m relay, running the open 400m, and Long Jumping 5.16m (16’11.25) for a new UCSC School Record...Improved her School Record in the Long Jump reaching 5.35m (17’6.75) as well as setting a new School Record in the 200m running 27.14 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...Had an incredible conclusion to her season jumping 5.42m (17’9.5) in the Long Jump as well as smashing her previous lifetime best in the 100m running 12.54 for new school records in both events at the West Coast Last Chance Invitational.

High School/Club Success:

  • Competed in Track & Field for the Arvin High School Bears.

  • Arvin High School Record Holder in the 100m, 100h, 300h, and Long Jump.

  • 2016 Arvin High School Athlete of the Year.

  • Team Captain 2015, 2016.

  • 9 Individual League Championships.

Personal:

  • Crown College

  • Born 11/18/1998

  • Daughter of Charity and Elio.  Has two sisters Alyssa and Aida and a Brother Antonio.

  • Favorite thing about UCSC: Different social and aesthetic environment compared to hometown.

  • Graduation Goals: Become a Math Teacher or Creator of a Non-Profit for Mental health Awareness.

  • Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady

  • Favorite Superhero: Superman/Naruto

  • Favorite Color: Cerulean

  • Hobbies: Playing Video games, Pokemon, Watching Anime, Making Music, Making Memes.