- Valeria Rodriguez
- Miami, Fla.
- Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Major: Animal Science
Track Events: 800m and 1,500m
SEC Freshman Honor Roll – 2005
SEC Honor Roll - 2006
Personal best of 18:44.69 (5K), 21:41.57 (6K), 2:13.63 (i800m), 4:55.65 (iMile), 4:35.96 (o1,500m).
2005: Competed in all six races, scoring in the Southeastern Conference Championship and the NCAA South Regional … Improved 5K top time to 18:44.69 at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Improved 6K collegiate best by nearly two minutes to 21:41.57 at the SEC Championship.
2004: Set a personal collegiate best 5K collegiate time of 18:48.28 at the Disney Classic … Personal best 6K time of 23:36.80 came at the Pre-NCAA Invitational … Competed at the SEC Championships.
Prep: Earned cross country all-state honors all four years of high school … Named the Miami Herald Runner of the Year her senior season … Our Lady of Lourdes team was state champion three years in a row in cross country … Florida 800m champion on the track two years … Two-time state runner up in the 1,600m … Also a member of the twice state runner-up 4x800m relay team … Won districts and regionals in the 800m and the 1,600m three years … Holds Our Lady of Lourdes records in the 800m and 1,600m as well as the 4x800m, 4x1600m and distance medley relays … The only female Dade County runner to win back-to-back state titles.