Veronica Paredes
    Veronica Paredes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Salinas, Calif.

    High School:
    Salinas HS

    Last College:
    Hartnell JC

    Height:
    5-5

    Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) Clocked her career-best 5K time of 18:42 at the Bronco Invitational ... took the 19th place in the 4K Nevada Twilight with a time of 16:35 ... competed in the 5K Notre Dame Invitational, posting a 19:03 ... competed at the WAC Championships, finishing with a time of 21:22.3.

    Prior to Fresno State: Distance champion as a sophomore at Hartnell JC, running for both track and field and cross country ... won the Northern California Community College Championships in the 5,000- and the 10,000-meter ... competed in the state finals in both events ... team won the Coast Conference Championship for track and field and cross country both years ... ran bests of 19:20.98 in the 5,000, 40:10.86 in the 10,000, 11:28.03 in the 3,000 and 5:04.71 in the 1,500 ... won varsity letters in cross country and track and field at Salinas High School ... cross country team won the T.Cal Championship and the City Meet Championships in her junior and senior years.

    Personal: Born May 29, 1987 in Salinas, Calif. ... parents are Otilia and Jose Paredes ... has two sisters, Elizabeth and Erika ... enjoys of running, shopping and going to the lake ... chose Fresno State because her sister, Elizabeth, is also a student here.

    Paredes's Records Best Times Meet, Date
    5K 18:42 Bronco Invitational, 10/17/09

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