Valerie Flores
Valerie Flores

Player Profile

San Pedro, CA

High School:
San Pedro




2004 -- Redshirt season.

2003 Cross Country -- Outstanding cross country season last fall as UCLA's No. 1 runner ... Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships (20th, 20:28.9), All-West Region (4th, 20:30) and first-team All-Pac-10 (7th, 21:55.10).

2003 -- In outdoor track, Flores at the Pac-10 placed 11th in the 10,000m (36:51.31) ... Ran personal-bests 17:18.78 (5000m) and a team-leading 35:08.05 (10,000m, No. 6 in school history).

2002 -- In cross country, Flores helped lead UCLA to a second consecutive team appearance at the NCAA Championships ... Over the 6000m courses, Flores was 180th (21:55.7) at the NCAA, 29th (22:26) at the West Regional and 27th (21:43) at the Pac-10 ... In track, she ran bests of 4:50.28 (1500m), 9:59.89i (3000m) and 17:54.25 (5000m).

2001 -- A redshirt in track, Flores was a major contributor on the UCLA cross country squad that qualified as a team to the NCAA Championships ...She was UCLA's top finisher at the NCAA West Regionals (23rd), No. 2 runner at the Pac-10 (19th) and No. 3 performer at the NCAA Championship.

2000 -- A member of the UCLA women's cross country team as a true freshman, Flores ran in five invitationals.

High School -- One of the top prep distance runners in California in 1999-00 ...In cross country as a senior prepster, Flores was the Los Angeles City Champion, placed fifth at the CA State and Western Region Qualifying meets and was 19th at the Footlocker National HS Championships ...In track as as senior, she placed fifth at the CA State meet in the 3200m ...In 1998-99 as a junior, Flores was sixth in the CA State cross country meet and was ninth in the 1600m at the State track championships ...She was the LA City Champion in the 1600m (1999-2000) and 3200m (1998-2000) ...Prep personal-bests were 5:01 (1600m) and 10:48 (3200m).

Personal -- Born May 23, 1982 ... Daughter of Mike and Laurie Conlin ... Has three sisters, Jackie, Cassie and Hailey ... Pre-psychology major.

Flores' Best Marks
3000m - 9:56.23i
5000m - 17:18.78
10,000 - 35:08.05

2003 - Cross Country