Leyton runner heading to Nebraska-Omaha for track and cross country

Senior Axi Benish to continue her career out in Omaha.
NBC Nebraska News at 6
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 8:11 PM CST
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DALTON, Neb. (KNEP) - Leyton senior Axi Benish is taking her talents to the college level. Benish is signing to become a student athlete at the University of Nebraska Omaha where she will also run cross country and track for the Mavericks.

Benish has a been a key figure for both the Warrriors in cross country and track. Qualifying for state in both sports including last season earning Class D state medals in track for the 1600 and 3200 and this past season earning a trip to state in cross country.

Benish is expected contend for state gold in Class D in both track events this coming season. She will major in psychology with hopes of becoming a sports psychologist.