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Ryan Silva
Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Rincon University
Major: undeclared

Career Bests (thru 2015 indoors):

• Mile: 4:10.33
• 3,200: 9:12.00
• 800: 1:53.65
• 400: 50.33
• 3,000: 8:38.80i

2015 Season:

• Did not compete.

2014 Season:

Did not compete.


Made collegiate debut by running the mile (4:13.72, 23rd) and 4x800 (7:35.71) at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview on Jan. 18.
• Finished 21st in the invite 3,000 at the Penn State National (8:38.80).

Cross Country:

• Competed in two meets in 2014, his first collegiate season, placing 86th at the Stanford Invitational.

High School:

• Won the invitational mile at the 2013 Arcadia Invitational in 4:12.06.
• Completed his high school season by reaching three finals at the Arizona Division I championships.
• Third in the 3,200 (a personal best 9:12.00), fourth in the 800 (1:54.15), and eighth in the 1,600 (4:22.70).
• Lettered three years in soccer at Rincon University High School in Tucson, Ariz.


• Son of Juan and Kim Silva.
• Holds two age-group world records for the mile.
• In 2008, ran a 4:43.78 mile in Portland to break the world record for 12-year-olds.
• The record had stood for 40 years.
• In 2010, also at the Portland Track Festival, he ran 4:19.73 to set the record for 14-year-olds
• Has been competing in track and field since age three.
• Anticipates majoring in symbolic systems or electrical engineering.
• Father played soccer at UC Davis.
• Has a younger brother, Derrick.