Sylvia Veal

Sylvia Veal

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Aloha, Ore.

High School:
Aloha HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Distance

XC/Track Eligibility:
Finished/Redshirt Senior

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
(2008-2009)
Participated in four cross country competitions ... Earned a fifth place finish helping the team tie for first with No. 1 Oregon at the Oregon Open ... Helped the team finish second at the Auburn Invitational with a 12th place finish and helped finish third at the Sundodger Invitational with a ninth place finish ... Competed at the Pac-10 Championships ... Redshirted her true senior track season. (2007-2008) In track broke the all-time school record in the 1,500-meters at the USA Olympic Trials Qualifier and moved into ninth all-time in the 800-meters (2:14.00) at the Willamette Opener ... Finished 10th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 1,500-meters ... Ran the second fastest indoor mile in school history (4:48.50) at the Washington Husky Classic ... In cross country was the team's top finisher in each of the five contests she entered ... Helped the team to a second place finish at the Mike Hodges Invitational with a seventh place individual finish ... Finished 10th individually at the Hawkeye Invitational ... Ran at the Pacific-10 cross country Championships and at the NCAA West Regional. (2006-2007) Ran in two cross country events in which OSU won each invitational as a team (Charles Bowles and Cal Poly) ... In track set new personal bests in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters ... Finished in top 10 of each track event entered before running in Pacific-10 Championships. (2005-2006) In track, set personal record for 1,500-meters, and 800-meters ... Qualified for Pacific-10 Championships in 1,500-meters as true freshman.

ALOHA HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for four years in both cross country and track for Coach Tim Tank ... First Team All-League in 800-meters junior year and Second Team All-League in 1,500-meters senior year... First Team All-League in cross country senior year and qualified for state both junior and senior season... Team captain for two years in cross country, one year in track ... Personal best in 1,500-meters 4:43 ... Also started and lettered four years in basketball under coach Ivy Safranski and was team captain for three years.

PERSONAL
Majoring in English ... Daughter of Sue Stone ... Family includes one brother, Tyrell, and one sister, Sabrina ... Sister Sabrina graduated from OSU in 2005 ... High school basketball teammate Maria Hassett plays for Gonzaga ... Chose Oregon State because it's a beautiful school, close to home and for the great opportunities academically and athletically.

PERSONAL BESTS
800 meters - 2:09.68; 1,500 meters - 4:27.01; 3,000 meters - 9:46; Mile (indoor) 4:58.50; 6,000 meters - 20:54; 5,000 meters - 16:45

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