Alysha Valencia
Alysha Valencia

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lawrence, Kansas

High School:
Free State

Event:
Distance


Senior/Junior (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.
Outdoor
Recorded a season-best time of 10:17.92 in the 3,000-meter run at the Hillsdale Relays (April 24).

Indoor
Ran the 3,000 meters (10:49.98) at the Akron Opener (Jan. 8).

Junior (2009)
Outdoor
Finished 21st in the 1,500-meter run (4:53.68) at the Spartan Invitational (April 4).

Sophomore (2008)
Outdoor
Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run (9:56.65) at the Spring Break Collegiate Invitational (March 20)

Indoor
Took 11th in the 3,000-meter run (10:05.25) at the Big Ten Championships (March 1) ... Ran the mile in 5:17.36 at the Meyo Invite (Feb. 9) ... Came in 15th in the mile run at the Akron Quad (5:24.02) (Jan. 18) ... Came in 21st in the mile run at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 5:14.23 (Jan. 11-12).

Freshman (2007)
Outdoor
Did not see action

Indoor
Took fifth place in the mile run (5:22.45) on day-two of the Michigan Intercollegiate (Jan. 27) ... Placed eighth in the 3,000m run with a career-best time of 9:49.22 at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 13) ... Finished fourth in the mile with a personal-best (5:10.68) at the Michigan Women's Open (Jan. 6).

Prep
Free State High School (2006) ... Four-time regional champion (2002-05) ... Two-time league champion (2002, '04) ... Finished fifth in the state twice in cross country (2004-05) ... Finished sixth in the state in cross country (2002) ... 3200m state champion (2004) ... Finished fourth in the state in the 3200m ... Three-time 3200m regional champion (2003-05) ... Two-time 3200m league champion (2004-05) ... Finished second (2004) and sixth (2003) place in the state in the 1600m ... Three-time 1600m regional champion (2003-05) ... Two-time 1600m league champion (2004-05) ... Finished fifth in the state in the 800m (2004) ... Three-time 800m regional champion (2003-05) ... Two-time 800m league champion (2004-05) ... 2-mile regional champion (2002) ... Finished sixth in the state 1-mile (2002) ... 1-mile regional champion (2002) ... Three-time 4x800m regional champion (2003-05) ... Two-time 4x800m league champion (2004-05) ... Could not participate in 2005 track & field state championships because of achilles problem ... Earned Principal's Mark of Excellence four times ... Four-year honor roll ... National Honor Society.

Personal
Enrolled in School of Kinesiology ... Majoring in movement science.

Personal Bests

Event Time Date
Mile (I) 5:14.23 1-12-08
3,000m (I) 10:05.25 2-28-09
1,500m (O) 4:53.68 3-4-09
3,000m (O) 9:56.65 3-20-09
   

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