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Valerie Mitchell
Position: XC
Year: Junior
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Mountain View HS
Other College: Portland State
Experience: 1 Letter
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2015 Outdoor: Mitchell had three top-five finishes on the season… Mitchell ran a season-best time in the 5000m at the Border Clash 2015 with and took first place in the event with a time of 17:40.91… Mitchell set a career-best time in the 1500m with a time of 4:47.02 at the Pelluer Invitational 2015 earning a ninth place finish… Mitchell also set a career-best time in the 10,000m at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, taking seventh place with a time of 37:07.93.

2015 Indoor: Mitchell set three career-best times on the season in three separate events…Mitchell held down her best finish at the Idaho Vandal Indoor Invitational in the 3000m with a third place finish and a time of 10:26.52… Mitchell set a career-best in the 3000m at the 2015 UW Indoor Invitational with a time of 10:00.17… Mitchell also set a career-best in the mile at the Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi 2015 with at time of 5:15.58… Mitchell set her final career-best of the season at the 2015 UW Husky Classic in the 5000m with a time of 17:28.91.

2014 Outdoor: Mitchell was a member of the 2014 Outdoor Western Athletic Conference Championship Team…earned First-Team All-WAC honors for her third-place finish in the 10000m with a time of 38:50.21… also finished seventh in the 5000m over the meet with a time of 18:24.10…ran a career-best time in the 5000m at the OSU High Performance Meet with a time of 17:51.67…also ran a career-best time in the 10000m at the Mt.SAC relays with a time of 37:49.94.

2014 Indoor: Mitchell ran distance for Idaho as a sophomore… finished seventh in the 5000m at the Western Athletic Conference Championship meet in a time of 18:33.43… also placed 12 in the 3000m at the meet with a time of 10:29.51…ran a career-best time of 2:23.91 in the 800m at the WSU Open II… also ran a career-best time of 10:07.60 in the 3000m at the UW Open and in the 5000m at the Husky Classic in a time of 17:51.85.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field … A three-time all-state honoree in cross country (2009-11) … Two-time all-state track honoree (2009-10) … A member of  the 2008 and 2010 academic state champions in cross country …  A member of the 2008 and 2010 state champion in cross country … ran track for the 2010 and 2011 state champions … winner of the MVAA award in 2008.

Personal: She is the daughter of Michael and Irene Mitchell… has one brother; David and one sister; Grace… was a honor roll student all four years at Mountain View High School… intends to graduate the University of Idaho with a degree in Architecture. 

Indoor Career Best:
800m: 2:23.91*
3000m: 10:07.60
5000m: 17:51.85

Outdoor Career Best:
5000m: 17:51.67
10000m: 37:07.93

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