Whiteland junior dashes toward trip to state finals


Whiteland's Brandon Benson and Brandon Patterson compete in the 100m dash during the 2014 IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectional at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Ind. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal

Like many young and impressionable sprinters, Brandon Benson idolizes Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest human who, at 6-foot-5, possesses a stride that makes gazelles envious.

Benson, however, has spent the past couple of months demonstrating there’s more than one way to break a tape.

Standing 5-8, the Whiteland Community High School junior is anything but an imposing presence when lowering himself into a starter’s block.

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