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Cross Country Preps for NCAA West Regional Action Friday
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OREGON STATE CROSS COUNTRY
2011: Redshirted during the cross country season.
2010: Competed in a team-high five cross country events ... Finished in the top-three for Oregon State in every meet ... Best finish was 21st at the Bill Dellinger when she posted a season-best time of 21:07.60 in the 6,000-meter run.
2009: Opened cross country season with the top finish of unattached runners at Pre's Trail ... Finished third on the team, 16th overall, to help team to second-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... Competed at the Bill Dellinger Invite with a team top-four finish ... Posted second-best team finish at Pre-Nationals ... At the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA West Regional, one of the team's top three runners.
OREGON STATE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
2012: Competed five times during the outdoor season ... Ran her fastest time in the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Relays, placing third with a time of 4:43.26 ... Competed in the 5,000 meters three times during the season with her fastest time coming at the Pacific Twilight, placing fourth with a time of 17:16.92. 2011: Redshirted during track season.
2010: Set the school record in the 10,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 35:27.82 ... Competed three times in the 10,000-meter run ... Best finish in the 10,000-meter run was second at the Linfield Icebreaker ... Competed at the NCAA West Regional in the 5,000-meter run ... Competed four times in the 5,000-meter run and best time was 16:47.67 at the Stanford invitational ... Competed once in the 3,000 meters at the Oregon Preview.
DAVIS HS: Lettered four years in cross country and track under head coach Jose Garcia ... Team captain as a junior ... Most Inspirational ... Athlete of the Year ... Female Athlete of the Valley ... Student of the Month.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Rita Lopez ... Family includes Mrella and Jose ... Education major ... Chose Oregon State because "it's close to home, I like the team a lot and love Corvallis."