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Ryan Silva
Ryan Silva
Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Rincon University
Major: Comp. science/Symbolic systems

Career Bests (thru 2016 indoors):

  • 1,500 meters: 3:51.45
  • Mile: 4:10.33
  • 800: 1:53.64
  • 3,000: 8:38.80i
  • 3,000 steeplechase: 9:27.39

2016 Season:
Indoors

  • Did not compete.

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Set 1,500 personal best of 3:51.45 at the Outdoor Opener at Cal.
  • Finished fourth in the Big Meet steeplechase (9:27.39) while running it for the first time.
  • Set 800 PB of 1:53.64 at the Stanford Invitational.

Indoors

  • Did not compete.

2014 Season:
Outdoors

  • Did not compete.

Indoors

  • 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 and 2015.

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.

Personal:

  • Son of Juan and Kim Silva.
  • Broke 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.
  • Has a double major of computer science and symbolic systems, with a focus on artificial intelligence.
  • Father played soccer at UC Davis.
  • Has a younger brother, Derrick. 

Career Statistics:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2016 Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
2015 Outdoors (7) 1,500 3:51.45 -- -- --
    800 1:53.64 -- -- --
    Steeple 9:27.39 -- -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
2014 Outdoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
  Indoors (2) Mile 4:13.72 -- -- --
    3,000 8:38.80 -- -- --
    4x800 7:35.71 -- -- --

 

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