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Vanessa Fraser
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Scotts Valley, Calif.
High School: Scotts Valley
Major: undeclared
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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)

Track and Field:

• Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 5,000
• Has personal bests of 16:22.64 in the 5,000, 9:32.42 in the 3,000, and 4:30.05 for 1,500

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 201
• 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

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