Vanessa Galindo
Vanessa Galindo
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Del Rio, Texas
High School: Del Rio HS
Position: Distance

2012 CROSS COUNTRY (SOPHOMORE): Recorded the second best time on the team at the Rice Invitational (9/14) with a time of 13:32 … finished in sixth place in the 5k at the Islanders Splash (9/28) … recorded a personal-best time of 23:01.6 in the 6k during the Southland Conference Championships (10/26).

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Qualified for the Southland Conference Championships in the 10k at the Victor Lopez Rice Classic (3/23) with a time of 37:26.12 … clocked a time of 38:02.37 in the 10k at the Southland Conference Championships (5/11) … Won the 3k and placed fourth in the women’s 1500m with a time of 5:09.32 at the Border Olympics (3/3) … placed second in the 5k with a time of 18:29.80 at the Cactus Cup (3/17) … set a personal-best time of 4:53.95 in the women’s 1500m to finish second at the Texas State Invitational (4/6) … recorded a personal-best time of 10:47.23 to win the women’s 3k at the Texas Invitational (4/14) … set a personal-best Southland Conference qualifying time of 18:13.76 in the 5k at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight (4/21) … finished third in the 5k with a time of 18:28.20 at the Southland Conference Championships (5/11-13).

2012 INDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Placed third in the women’s 3k with a time of 10:42.60 and finished first in the 5k at the Indoor Southland Conference Championships (2/24-25) … Placed third overall in the women’s 3k with a personal-best time of 10:37.23 to qualify for the Indoor Southland Conference Championships at the Jeff Davis Bank McNeese Indoor Meet (2/3) … placed fourth overall with a time of 10:41.00 at the McNeese State Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/13).

2011 CROSS COUNTRY (FRESHMAN): Teamed up with Melissa Jones to finish third for the Islanders with a time of 46:08 at the UTPA Bronc Relays (9/2) … clocked a personal-best time of 24:12.4 in the women’s 6k at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10/15) … competed in five meets during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for Rick Smith at Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas … regional champion and district champion … state qualifier … named 2011 Runner of the Year and Most Dedicated Runner of the Year in 2010 … helped her team to a district championship … finished third at regionals and qualified for state as a team … holds the school record in the 3200-meter with a time of 11:32.

PERSONAL: Born Vanessa Galindo on Oct. 8, 1992, in Del Rio, Texas … parents are Salome and Guadalupe Galindo … has one sibling ... major is kinesiology.