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Bennett Mercil
Position: Multiple Events
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dilworth, Minn.
High School: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School

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One Career Win
-Pole Vault: 13 feet, 9.25 inches (1/18/2013 Jack Johnson Classic)

2013-14
Mercil represented the Jackrabbits in the heptathlon competition at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships ... in the heptathlon at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships, Mercil placed eighth in the 60-meter dash (7.57 seconds), clocked in for an indoor season-best time of 2:57.31 in the 1,000-meter run (fourth-place), ran an indoor season-best time of 8.83 in the 60-meter hurdles (second-place), cleared an indoor season-best height of 5-9.25 in the high jump (fourth-place), tallied a distance of 19-3.50 in the long jump (eighth-place), tied an indoor season-best height of 13-11.25 in the pole vault event (fourth-place), took second in the shot put (41-7), overall he placed fourth with a total of 4,654 points (3/1) ... recorded an indoor season-best time of 7.56 in the 60-meter dash at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/24) ... tallied an indoor season-best mark of 20-9.25 in the long jump event at the USD Twilight (2/21) ... recorded an indoor season-best distance of 42-2 in the shot put at the Dakota Duals (12/6) ... Mercil competed in the decathlon competition at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... in the decathlon competition at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Mercil tied his outdoor season-best time of 11.88 in the 100-meter dash (eighth-place), posted a time of 55.07 in the 400-meter dash (seventh-place), ran an overall time of 5:05.68 in the 1,500-meter run (fourth-place), clocked in at 16.02 in the 110-meter hurdles (fourth-place), cleared an outdoor season-best height of 5-9.75 in the high jump (fourth-place), jumped an outdoor season-best mark of 21-1.50 in the long jump (third-place), cleared a height of 13-0.75 in the pole vault (fourth-place), recorded an outdoor season-best distance of 101-6 the discus throw (sixth-place) and tallied an outdoor season-best mark of 142-5 in the javelin throw (fifth-place) (5/17) ... finished fifth overall in the decathlon event at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a final score of 5,944 points (5/17) ... recorded an outdoor season-best time of 54.06 in the 400-meter dash (decathlon) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... posted an outdoor season-best time of 4:46.82 in the 1,500-meter run (decathlon) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... ran an outdoor season-best time of 11.88 in the 100-meter dash (decathlon) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... clocked in at 15.94 in the 110-meter hurdles for a seventh-place finish at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships (5/17) ... cleared an outdoor season-best height of 13-9.25 in the pole vault (decathlon) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... posted an outdoor season-best mark of 39-4 in the shot put (decathlon) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... recorded an outdoor season-best point total of 6,005 in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17)

2012-13
Competed in the heptathlon for Jackrabbits during the indoor season ... posted an indoor season-best score of 4,627 points to finish fifth in the heptathlon at The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/24) ... ran an indoor season-best time of 7.47 in the 60-meter dash and won the pole vault with his indoor season-best mark of 13’ 9.25 at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/18) ... at The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships, Mercil posted indoor season-bests performances in the 1,000-meter run (2:52.98), 60-meter hurdles (8.66), long jump (20’ 2.25”) (5/9) ... posted an indoor season-best height in the high jump (5’ 8.00”) at the Thundering Herd Classic (2/1) ... at the MSU Preseason Open, Mercil recorded an indoor season-best distance of 38’ 10.50” in the shot put (12/8) ... at The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Mercil recorded outdoor season-bests in the 100-meter dash (11.85), 400-meter dash (53.57), 1,500-meter run (5:03.04), 110-meter hurdles (17.19), high jump (5’ 5.75”), pole vault (13’ 3.50”), long jump (20’ 9.75”), shot put (38’ 11.75”), discus (82’ 10.00”), javelin (122’ 9.00”) and decathlon (5,673 points) (5/9) ... placed fifth at the 2014 conference meet in the decathlon (5/9)

2011-12

Finished the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.16 seconds at the Bill Hillenbrand (2/2) ... posted a height of 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump at the Bison Open (2/10) ... at the MSU Preseason Open, Mercil completed a distance of 20 feet, 7.75 inches in the long jump competition (12/3) ... finished the 1000 meters in 3:01.62 at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/20) ... completed the 60 meter hurdles in 7.60 seconds at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/20) ... best indoor season pole vault came at the Bill Hillenbrand Invite with a height of 14 feet, 1.25 inches (2/2) ... recorded an indoor shot put of 35 feet, 5.75 inches at the Bison Open (2/10) ... earnded a mark of 4,105 in the heptathlon at the Bison Open (2/10) ... recorded a distance of 19 feet, 2.50 inches in the long jump at the Dakota Duals (4/6) ... named to The Summit League Academic Honor Roll

Before SDSU

Varsity team member in track (six years) and captain (three years) ... Football (four years) and captain ... Wrestling (three years) ... School record in Pole Vault (13'9") ... Most Valuable Athlete (2010, 2011) ... Conference champion in Pole Vault (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Triple Jump champion (2010, 2011) ... All-Conference in Long Jump (2010, 2011) ... Section champion in Pole Vault (2010, 2011) ... All-Conference and All-Section (2009, 2010, 2011) ... State participant in Pole Vault (2010) ... Placed sixth at state in Pole Vault (2011) ... True Team section champions (2011) ... DGF Outstanding Athlete (2010, 2011) ... Football All-Conference (2010, 2011) ... Outstanding Back ... Mr. Offense ... Hardest Worker ... Second highest single-season rushing total in school history ... All-Section (2011) ... Highest single-season rushing total in section with 1,228 yards (2011) ... Section runners-up (2010, 2011)