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Selena Sierra
Selena  Sierra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Channelview, Texas

High School:
Channelview HS

Height:
5-3

Event:
Distance

Experience:
3L

Elig. (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


• School Record Holder - 5,000m (Indoor)
• School Record Holder - 3,000-meter Steeplechase
• 2017 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - 3,000m Steeplechase
• 2016 American Athletic Conference Champion - 3000m Steeplechase
• 2016 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 3000m Steeplechase (Outdoor)
• American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week - March 28, 2016

Personal Bests
Indoor Date
Mile 5:06.66 1.31.15
3000m 9:56.72 2.24.17
5000m 16:53.52* 2.25.17
Outdoor Date
800m 2:18.48 4.27.13
1500m 4:41.48 4.22.17
3000m Steeple 10:26.41* 4.14.17

2016-17 (Senior)
Indoor:
Broke her own school record with a seventh place finish in the 3,000-meters at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships and became the first Cougar distance runner to run sub-17 with a time of 16:53.52...Also set a personal-best of 9:56.72 in the 3,000-meter run at The American Championships...Improved on her program-best mark in the 3K to open her season for Houston by running 17:00.35 at the 2017 Husky Classic.

Outdoor: Competed in six meets during the outdoor season, including her first trip to the NCAA West Regional where she ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase...Finished sixth at The American Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:39.95 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...Broke her own school record in the steeple when she crossed the line in 10:26.41 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

2015-16 (Junior)
Indoor:
Broke her own school record in the 5,000m when she ran 17:14.43 to finish fifth at The American Indoor Championships...Finished second at the Charlie Thomas Invitational and set the school record with a 17:26.89 5K...Opened her senior season with a sixth place finish in the mile at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational where she ran 5:14.91

Outdoor: Won the 2016 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase en route to breaking the school record with a time of 10:31.07...Earned First Team All-American Athletic Conference honors for her championship in the steeplechase...Opened her outdoor slate with a win in the 3000m steeplechase at the Victor Lopez Classic with a career-best 10:49.50, the fourth fastest time in school history.

2014-15 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Indoor:
Set a new personal record in the 3000m run at The American Athletic Conference Championships with a time of 10:08.37...Ran the 5000m at the Houston Tune Up in 18:12.40...Finished in sixth place in 5:14.97 in the mile run at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational.

Outdoor: Competed in five meets during the outdoor season for the Cougars...Finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase with a time of 10:58.69...Won the Steeplechase for the second consecutive week at the J. Fred Duckett-Rice Twilight Invitational in 11:12.53...Set a new personal record en route to winning the Steeplechase at the 2015 Beach Invitational where she ran 10:52.05...Recorded a new personal best in the 1500m run at the Bobcat Invitational in 4:45.00.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Indoor:
Competed in two home meets for the Cougars... Helped the women's DMR to a second place finish (12:36.49) at the Houston Indoor Opener... Broke her personal record in the mile with a time of 5:14.48 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitaitonal (Jan. 17).

Outdoor: Did not compete.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Indoor:
Competed in four meets for the Cougars... Member of the women's DMR team who placed eighth at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a season best of 12:11.35...Also, ran a season best of 5:14.77 in the women's mile at the Championships.

Outdoor: Ran in six meets for the Cougars middle distance... Recorded a personal best time of 4:49.70 in the 1,500m to finish seventh at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight meet... The following weekend, ran a personal best time of 2:18.48 at the Texas State Bobcat Classic finishing 12th overall.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ran for Alva Brown at Channelview High School... Two-time 1600m District Champion (2011 & 2012)... Four-time 800m Regional Qualifier (2009-12)... Cross country State Qualifier in 2012... Two-time cross country Regional Qualifier (2011 & 2012)... Two-time Cross Country MVP... 2011 Track and Field MVP... A member of PALS and cheerleading team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Selena Ann Sierra...Born on Sept. 15, 1993 in Houston... Daughter of Refael and Erika Sierra... Volunteers at St. Andrews Catholic Church...Biggest influence is her parents... Majoring in Biology.... Would like to go to medical school to become a pediatrician... Enjoys shopping and traveling.

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