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    Valerie Siqueira  
    Valerie Siqueira

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mishawaka, Ind.

    High School:
    St. Joesph

    Height:
    5-2

    Birthdate:
    09/22/1978


    AS A JUNIOR: Ran in four cross country races, including the BIG EAST championships, to earn a monogram in ?98 ... 24th at the season-opening Wolf & Kettle Invitational ... junior varsity division champion at the National Catholic Championships ... one of the team?s 12 runners to run at the BIG EAST championships, finishing 62nd with a time of 18:58 ... ninth at the Purdue Open in the 3,000 meters (11:18.20) ... placed eighth at the dual meet with Indiana in the 3,000 (10:33.50) ... posted career- best indoor finish in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational with a third-place time of 18:20.43 ... ran four times during the outdoor season ... had a third and fourth place in the 5,000 meters at the Purdue Invitational and Purdue Open ... had fourth-place time of 10:20.74 at the Spring Opener in the 3,000 ... ran at her first BIG EAST championships, taking home a 10th place in the 10,000 with a time of 37:48.64.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in three cross country meets for a second straight season in ?97 ... was 14th at the National Catholic Championships in the junior varsity race ... was one of nine Notre Dame runners to place in the top 15 of the junior varsity race of the Notre Dame Invitational ... also ran at the Central Collegiate Championships turning in a time of 20:15 ... placed 10th at the only home meet of the outdoor season in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:45.10.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in three cross country races ... finished ninth at the Valparaiso Invitational in 20:15.96 ... eighth at the National Catholic Championships in the junior varsity division ... had top-20 finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in the junior varsity division ... ran during the outdoor season in track at 3,000 and 5,000 meters ... placed 13th at her first collegiate track meet in the 3,000 (11:16.50) at the tri-meet with Butler and Miami ... seventh at the Spartan Invitational in the 3,000 (11:02.89) ... sixth in the Boilermaker Open 5,000 (19:06.46).

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-time letterwinner in both track and cross country at St. Joseph ... served as team captain as a junior and senior as was team MVP also as a senior ... has posted personal bests of 10:20 in the 3,000, 18:02 in the 5,000 and 37:40 in the 10,000 ... high school teammate of fellow Notre Dame runner Patty Rice ... father Brian is a 1974 graduate of Notre Dame ... planning to attend medical school ... born September 22, 1978, in South Bend, Ind. ... enrolled in the College of Science with a major in pre-professional studies.

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