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2013-14 Men's Cross Country
Charles Bengtson
Charles Bengtson
Charles Bengtson

HT.5-10
YR.Fr.
HOMETOWNWest Palm Beach, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLJohn I. Leonard HS

As A Freshman (2013) 
Competed in six of seven races during his rookie season ... placed seventh overall at the Westminster Academy Collegiate Invite 5k (Aug. 31) with a career-best 16:01.24 … placed 83rd overall at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational 8k (Sept. 14)  with a time of 26:52.92 … placed 18th overall at the FSU Seminole Invitational (Oct. 11) 8k with a career-best 26:31.49 … placed 22nd overall and at the UCF Black & Gold Invitational (Oct. 18) 8k with a 27:33.55 … placed 38th overall at Atlantic Sun Championships (Nov. 2) with a time of 26:58.92 … placed 120th overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 10k (Nov. 15)  with a career-best 32:58.60. 

High School
Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain of his cross country team coached by Al Jordan … also was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain in track … as a senior he finished sixth in the state in the 1,600 meter in track … 2013 U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … All-Palm Beach County First Team for cross country for two years and a second-team member for two years … was also an All-Palm Beach County First Team selection for track and second-team pick in another year … also lettered in swimming for four years and was an All-Palm Beach County First Team member two years.

Personal
Born on Feb. 10, 1995 … undecided major … son of Deborah and Carl Bengtson … lists his favorite athlete as LeBron James, favorite sport to watch as basketball and favorite sports movie as Remember the Titans … had three former teammates who have gone on to run cross country in college … chose FGCU because of the terrific atmosphere.