Amira Joseph - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Amira Joseph


Class Senior
Hometown Portland, Ore.
High School Jesuit

Major: Neuroscience

· 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2014All-Region Team
· 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team
· 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Joseph’s Track Bio: HERE

Top Cross Country Times
4K – 15:10.84 (2011 Belmont-Vanderbilt Opener)
5K – 17:21.06 (2014 Commodore Classic)
6K – 20:15.10 (2014 NCAA Regionals)

Joseph’s Times on

2014 Cross Country: Set a personal best of 20:15.10 and earned a spot on the All-Region team after finishing 14th at the NCAA South Region championships and helping the Commodores win their first-ever Region title. … Made her fourth consecutive apperance at the NCAA Championship, finishing 173rd with a 21.43.30 time over the 6K course. … Set a personal best of 20:15.10 at the NCAA Regionals, placing 14th. … Earned a 22nd place finish at the SEC Championships in 20:45.50. … Took 85th place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 6K with a time of 21:05. … At the Roy Griak Invitational, was the top Commodore to finish the 6K, taking 34th place in 22:10.00. …Finished sixth at the Commodore Classic with a personal-best time of 17:21.06. …Took 13th with a time of 18:09.04 at the Belmont Opener.

2013 Cross Country: Finished 29th at the SEC Championship in a time of 21:29.00… Ran her first 6K of the season at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in a time of 21:38… Started her season late running for the first time at the Greater Louisville Classic in October posting a personal-best 18:05.13 over the 5K course.

2012 Cross Country: Opened the season with a 13th place finish at the Belmont Opener, finishing 13th in 15:12.2 to help Vanderbilt win the meet … Ran the Commodore Classic in 23:27.6 to finish 86th … Finished 19th in the Greater Louisville Classic (blue race), running the 5K in 18:22.0 … Ran in both NCAA meets, finishing 42nd at the South Regional (21:06.6) and helping Vanderbilt finish second to secure an automatic berth in the national meet … Ran the NCAA Championships in 21:45.8.

2012 Track: Ran in the 1500 meters and two steeplechase events during the outdoor season … Posted a 2000 meter steeplechase time of 7:17.69 at the Vanderbilt Invitational and a 3000 meter steelplechase time of 11:06.06 at the Colonial Relays … Posted a 1500 meter time of 4:49.65 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational … Did not compete during indoor season.

2011 Cross Country: Finished seventh for her team at the SEC Championships, setting a personal record with a time of 21:25.51 … Also earned SEC All-Freshman honors as one of the top-seven freshmen in the race (21st overall) … Was the team’s seventh runner at the NCAA Championships … Paced her team at the Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:52 … Clocked a time of 22:32 at the Roy Griak Invitational … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on September 20 … Placed 23rd overall at the Belmont-VU Opener with a time of 15:10.84.

High School (Portland Jesuit): Finished seventh individually at the 2010 Oregon 6A State XC Meet in her first season ever running cross country … She helped her team to the 6A State Championship … Ran as the number two runner on her fourth-place finishing team at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) … Focused primarily on soccer up until her senior year … 4.0 student in high school.

Personal: Daughter of Phillip and Janice Joseph. Sister of Rachael (21), Alex (19), Ava (14), and Elise (12). Amira likes bunnies and jumbo bowls of popcorn.