Vanessa Valentine - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Vanessa Valentine Season 2015-16


Class Senior
Hometown Melbourne, Fla.
High School Melbourne

Major: Engineering science with a minor in engineering management

– 2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2015 All-South Region
– 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Valentine’s Track Bio: HEREÂ

Valentine’s Times on

2015 Cross Country: Was the second Commodore across the line, and finished 105th overall, at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:51.90. … Captured All-Region honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA South Regional, posting a time of 20:31.51 to help VU win its second consecutive region title. … Finished 26th overall and third for Vanderbilt at the SEC Championships with a time of 20:42.10. … Took 27th place with a PR of 17:09.4 at the tradition-steeped Notre Dame Invitational. … Was VU’s No. 3 finisher and took 23rd overall with a time of 17:40 at the Commodore Classic. … Finished second for VU and 11th overall with a time of 18:00.0 at the Belmont Opener.

2014 Cross Country: At the NCAA Nationals, finished 233rd with a 22:38.30 time. … Placed 41st and set a career-best time of 20:44.60 at the NCAA Regionals. … Ran a 20:57.70 6K at the SEC Championship, finishing 30th. …Finished 59th at the Roy Griak Invitational, running a 22:31 6K. …Took 11th place and set a new PR with a time of 17:27.16 at the Commodore Classic. …Took seventh place with a time of 18:02.58 at the Belmont Opener.

2013 Cross Country:
Posted a personal-best in the 6K with a time of 21:29 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational… Ran 22:23.20 in the first 6K of the season at the Roy Griak Invitational… Ran a personal-best at the Commodore Classic with a time of 17:43.82 on the 5K course… Led the Commodores in the season’s first race, running a team-best 18:25.20 to finish eighth overall at the Belmont Opener’s 5K course at Percy Warner Park.

2012 Cross Country: Placed ninth in her collegiate debut at the Belmont Opener, finishing the 4K in 14:52.0 to help Vanderbilt capture the team title … Placed 35th at the Commodore Classic, finishing in 22:26.4 (6K) … Ran the Greater Louisville Classic 5K circuit in 18:22.8 to finish 20th in the blue race.

High School (Melbourne): Finished seventh at the Florida 3A State Cross Country Championships, one of the nation’s most competitive fields.