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     Vanessa Connelley
    Vanessa Connelley


    Countryside, Ill.

    High School:
    Deer-Creek Mackinac


    XC 2012: Posted a 5K time of 22:35 at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Sept.29 ... recorded a season-best time of 21:33 in the 5K at the Horizon League Championships on Oct. 27.

    Outdoor 2012: Ran a career-best time of 43:13.68 in the 10,000 at the Chicagoland Championships ... clocked a 5:23.69 in the 1,500 at the Eagle Invite on April 14 ... notched a career-best time of 13:28.74 in the 3,000 steeplechase at the DePaul Invite to place fourth ... ran a lifetime-best of 20:42.70 in the 5,000 at the Marquette Invite on April 28.

    Indoor 2012: Placed fourth in her first collegiate event (3,000) at the Dick Pond open with a time of 13:04.32 ... clocked an indoor-best time of 12:08.08 in the 3,000 at the Milwaukee Panther Tune-Up on Feb. 17.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in track, three-time letterwinner in cross country and one-time letterwinner in dancing at Dee-Mack (Ill.) ... biggest athletic thrill to date is being State in her junior year in high school ... born April 26, 1993 in Bloomington, Ill. ... daughter of Ramona and David Connelley ... currently enrolled as a kinesiology major.

    Career-Best Outdoor Times
    1,500-meter run: 5:23.69 (4/4/12)
    3,000 steeplechase: 13:28.74 (4/20/12)
    5,000-meter run: 20:42.70 (4/28/12)
    10,000-meter run: 43:13.68 (4/6/12)

    Career-Best Indoor Times
    3,000-meter run: 12:08.08 (2/17/12)
    5,000-meter run: 23:36.48 (1/27/12)