Wednesday, State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Manfield) presented a resolution to Denise Benson, the Lexington High School cross country coach, honoring her the the 2015 U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association High School Coach of the Year for Boys Cross Country for the State of Ohio.

“Coach Benson strives to use her passion as a gift in helping her athletes become life-time runners,” Romanchuk said. “It is an honor to recognize her today with this well-deserved resolution.”

Coach Benson just completed her 18th year as the varsity boys and girls cross country coach as well as coach of the distance runners for the track team. Since 1999, Coach Benson has led the Minutemen to ten Ohio Cardinal Conference Championships, 8 district championships and has advanced four teams to the state finals. 

She was also voted the OCC Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year three times, OCC Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year twice and Girls and Boys District Coach of the Year. Most Recently, Coach Benson guided Lexington Cross-Country to the 2015 Boys’ and Girls’ OHSAA State Championship Titles.

Coach Benson was presented with the resolution honoring her achievement during Wednesday’s Ohio House session.


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