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Vanessa Fraser
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Scotts Valley, Calif.
High School: Scotts Valley
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2013 Season (Freshman): Ran three races unattached ... was No. 5 among all Stanford runners at the Stanford Invitational, and 13th overall (21:51, 6K) ... also placed 12th at the Bronco Invitational (20:47.7, 6K) and seventh at the Doc Adams Invite (21:37, 6K).

High School: A local product from the girls’ distance-running mecca of Santa Cruz County … was ninth at the 2013 California track championships in the 3,200 (10:31.50) … a two-time state Division IV cross country champion … led Falcons to their first two state cross-country appearances as a team, in 2011 and 2012 … clocked 16:59.87 in the 5,000 while placing sixth on the track at the 2012 New Balance Nationals … Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League cross country champion in 2010 and 2012 … Central Coast Section Division IV champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2011 … four-time state qualifier in cross country and three-time 3,200 qualifier in track … Northern California 2010 Sophomore of the Year.

Personal: Parents are Jeff and Kathryn Fraser … father is a Stanford graduate … major is undeclared, but considering political science, psychology, or human biology … hobbies include biking, tennis, exploring the outdoors, playing the piano and spending time with friends and family … in 2011, helped bring a Girls on the Run chapter (for third through fifth grade) to Scotts Valley and helped prepare them for a 5K … her participation in the program as a young girl helped inspire her to pursue running later on.