Updated July, 7 2011
2010-11: Winner of the MVC Elite 18 Award...Earned All-MVC Honors for the javelin...NCAA Regional Qualifier in the javelin...Placed second in the javelin at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 143-04
2009 Student Laureate at the Lincoln Academy of Illinois
2009-10: Named all-Missouri Valley Conference Honoree in the javelin after finishing third at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Won the Indiana State Quadrangular with a throw of 142-04 (43.39m)...Ranks fifth in SIU history in the javelin with a mark of 148-03 (45.19m)...Also finished second at the SIU Spring Classic and Joey Haines Invitational...Finished fourth in the 800m at the McDonald's Invitational.
2008-09: Named a MVC Scholar-Athlete in 2008-09...Won the 800m at the McDonald's Invitational, while also finishing second in three other indoor meets, including the MVC Indoor Championships...Set a new personal-best in the 800m with a run of 2:12.10, which ranks fourth in SIU annals for the fastest indoor time...Medical redshirt for the outdoor 2009 season.
2007-08: Ran in five cross country meets in the 2007 season...Best finish was fourth at the SIU Early Bird...Earned all-conference in the javelin (outdoor) and MVC Scholar-Athlete honors in 2008...Participated in six indoor meets, setting career-bests in the 400m (1:01.33), 800m (2:13.50) and 1000m (3:02.62)...Established career-bests in the javelin (138-05) and 800m (2:12.66).
2006-07: Competed in five indoor and eight outdoor meets during the 2006-07 season...Recorded six Top 10 finishes in the indoor season and 13 Top 10 finishes during the outdoor season...Finished ninth in the javelin and 10th in the 800m at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
High School: State qualifier in the 200m, 400m and sprint medley relay at Johnston City High School...Finished seventh in the 400m at the 2005 state meet...Was Valedictorian of her class.
Personal: Majors in civil engineering...Born Sept. 12, 1987...Daughter of Randy and Lori Valdez...Represented SIUC as the 2009 Student Laureate at the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.