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NORMA VEGA
  • Distance
  • Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
  • Haines City, Fla. (Haines City)

CAREER VICTORIES: 3
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Mile: 4:46.74 - Gatorade Classic
3000m: 9:56.19 - 2002 SEC East Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
1,500m: 4:31.58- 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
3,000m: 10:41.72- 2001 Florida Field Event Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 18:19.52 -- 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
800m: 2:17.07 - 2002 FSU Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.

HONORS: All-American DMR

2003 AS A JUNIOR: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor season

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Personal bests in the mile (4:46.74), 3000m (9:56.19) and 800m (2:17.07)... Competed in 12 meets (five outdoor; seven indoor)... Scored a sixth-place finish for UF at the SEC Championships in the 1,500m with a personal bset time of 4:31.58... 18th in the 5,000m... 18th in the 3000m at the Penn Relays...Tenth in the 1500m at the Sea Ray Relays...Won the 1500m competition at the Gatorade Classic...Finished second in the 800m at the FSU Relays...Finished first in the mile at the Fast Times Qualifier...Ninth in the 3000m (10:07.44) and seventh in the mile (4:53.51) at the SEC Championships, her personal best...Placed third in the 3000m at the SEC East Challenge...Finished 11th in the mile run at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Second in the mile and sixth in the 3000m at the Florida Intercollegiates. 2002 Wins (1): (o): Gatorade Classic 1500m (4:34.29); (i): Fast Times Qualifier

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 4:48.69 (1,500m), 5:19.44 (Mile) and 10:41.72 (3,000m)... Competed in seven meets (two indoors, five outdoors)... Earned her first win with a 10:41.72 in the Florida Field Event Classic 3,000m... 16th with a personal best 4:48.69 in the Gator Twi-Light 1,500m... Fifth in the Florida Challenge 1,500m... Ninth at the Florida Relays... Finished 22nd in the mile at the Gator Invitational... Finished 20th in the mile at the Florida Intercollegiates with a time of 5:28.03. 2001 Wins (1): Florida Field Event Classic 3,000m (10:41.72).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Has prep personal bests of 2:16 (800m) and 5:12 (1600m)... Finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman... Three-time runner of the year in cross country and track... Placed third in the state 800 and 1600m in 1998, fourth in 1999... Placed 11th in the state cross country meet in 1997... Two-time county and district champion in cross country...Regional cross country champion in 1998... Rookie of the Year for track and cross country... Led Haines City High to county, district and regional championships in 1998 and 1999... Competed in the Footlocker Cross Country championships... Also played soccer, earning all-defense in 1997... Won Haines City High School's Most Athletic award.

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