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2008 Women's Track & Field Roster

Valeria Rodriguez

Miami, Fla. (Our Lady of Lourdes Academy)


800m: 2:14.03, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Mile: 4:56.25, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.

1,500m: 4:35.96, 2006 Mt. SAC Relays – Walnut, Calif.
3,000m Steeplechase: 11:48.68, 2007 SEC Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
5,000m: 17:53.76, 2007 Florida State Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.

2006-07 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (1): (i) Diet Pepsi Invitational distance medley relay (12:01.66) … Bests of 5:04.67 (mile), 4:42.52 (1,500m), 11:48.68 (3,000m Steeplechase) and 17:53.76 (5,000m) … Competed in nine meets (four indoor, five outdoor) … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Elected to Student Senate in spring of 2007 … Ran 3,000m steeplechase at SEC Outdoor Championships in personal-best 11:48.68, ninth-best in UF history, to finish 14th … Ran 1,500m in 4:54.15 at Sun Angel Classic to finish 13th … Competed in 3,000m steeplechase for first time in career at Mesa Classic and took second in 11:51.80 … Ran 1,500m in 4:42.52 to finish 14th and ran anchor leg of 4x800m that took second in 9:04.23 at Pepsi Florida Relays … Sixth in 5,000m at Florida State Relays (17:53.76) … Took 13th in mile at SEC Indoor Championships (5:04.67) … Ran mile in 5:06.11 at Diet Pepsi Invitational to finish fifth … Also ran third leg of first-place DMR (12:01.66) … Sixth in mile (5:06.25) at Florida Intercollegiate.

2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 2:14.03 (800m), 4:56.25 (mile) and 4:35.96 (1,500m) … Competed in 10 meets (six indoor, four outdoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Finished outdoor season with clocking of 4:38.94 in 1,500m prelims at SEC Outdoor Championships to take 15th … Finished 11th in 1,500m at Mt. SAC Relays with personal-best time of 4:35.96 … Finished ninth at Diet Pepsi Classic in 1,500m (4:37.91) … Wrapped up indoor season with fourth-place time of 4:56.52 at Florida Fast Times … Set PR in mile with time of 4:56.25 to take 12th at SEC Indoor Championships … Ninth at Tyson Invitational in 4:56.52 in mile … Made Florida debut with fifth-place showing in the mile at the Florida Intercollegiate in 5:07.67.

2005 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 2:14.23 in 800m and 5:02.86 in 1,600m … Four-time cross country all-state selection … Named Miami Herald Runner of the Year as a senior … Our Lady of Lourdes team won three-consecutive Class 3A state cross country championships … 2004 Class 3A 800m state champion (2:14.23) … Two-time Class 3A state runner-up in 1,600m … Also member of two-time Class 3A state runner-up 4x800m relay team … Won 2004 district and regional in 800m (2:14.23) and 1,600m (5:02.86) … Set Our Lady of Lourdes records in 800m (2:14.23) and 1,600m (5:02.86) … Became first Dade County runner to win back-to-back state titles.

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