Veronica Vazquez
Veronica Vazquez
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Overfelt

AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Placed 9th in the Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 13 with a time of 18:00 ... Placed 6th in the Charles Bowles Invitational on Oct. 4 with a 5k time of 18:13 ... Placed 7th in the West Coast Conference Championships on Nov. 1 with a 6k time of 22:17.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007-08: Placed 11th in San Francisco Invitational on 9/1 with a time of 18:44 in the 5k ... Placed 29th in the Sundodger Invitational with a 6k time of 22:15 on 9/15 ... Placed 43rd in the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 18:44 in the 5k on 9/28 ...

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Placed 102nd in Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on 10/14 with a 5k time of 20:05.0, as unattached...Placed 27th in Shoreline Invitational on 10/21 with a 3.17 mi. time of 19:09.9...Placed 20th in the WCC Championship 6k race with a time of 23:44 on 10/28...Finished the NCAA West Regionals on 11/11 in 133rd place with a time of 24:05.65 in the 6k.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: All-WCC Honorable Mention ... raced in six competitions during the season...Best finish was a 13th place showing at WCC Championships on 10/29 with a 5k time of 18:52...Clocked season-best 5k time of 18:31.17 in 19th place finish at Santa Clara Invitational on 10/15...Finished 71st at NCAA West Regional Championships with a 6k time of 22:10.4, her best at that distance.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Overfelt High School in San Jose, Calif. ... coached by Floyd Hurndon, Cary Terry and Monty Steadman ... named prep cross country team's athlete of the year three times ... was a second-team all-district selection ... registered personal bests of 11:09 in the two-mile, 5:11 in the 1,500-meters and 2:24 in the 800-meters ... the Blossom Valley Athletic League champion in cross country as a senior ... covered the Crystal Springs XC Course in 18:49 ... finished second as a junior with a 19:45 clocking on the same course ... finished sixth in the Central Coast Section at Toro Park in Salinas, Calif. as a senior with a time of 19:00 to qualify for the state meet ... finished 27th at the state championships at Woodward Park in Fresno, Calif. with a time of 19:03 ... finished seventh in the CCS championships in the 1,500-meters with a time of 5:11.57 ... involved in the AP Bio Club and the Photography Club in high school.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Isidro and Maria Vazquez ... has three siblings, an older sister, Angelica, and two younger brothers, Erick and Alex.