Stanford has 22 women and 18 men recognized as MPSF All-Academic
Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors): 800 Meters 1:52.79i 1,500: 3:50.10
At Stanford: Has had success in the middle distances and will be looking to contribute at the conference meets this season.
2013 Season: Indoors - Placed 17th at the MPSF Championships in the 800, in 1:56.07 ... competed in two meets, running the 800 twice and the 4x800 once.
2012 Season: Outdoors - Ran 1:53.31 for the 800 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... ran the 1,500 in 3:58.38 at the Stanford Invitational ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors - Placed 22nd at the MPSF Championships in the 800, in 1:55.05 ... ran 1:54.36 at the Flotrack Husky Classic ... earned MPSF All-Academic honors.
2011 Season:Outdoors - Ran a season best in the 1,500 of 3:53.32 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... placed fifth at the Big Meet in the 800 with a time of 1:57.03 ... season best of 1:56.44 in the 800 came at the Stanford Invitational. Indoors - Did not compete.
2010 Season:Outdoors - Ran a personal record of 3:50.10 in the 1,500 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... season best of 1:53.62 in the 800 came at the Stanford Invitational ... placed sixth at the Big Meet in the 800 ... earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for 2010. Indoors - Competed in the MPSF Championships in the 800, running 1:53.99 ... ran a personal record 1:52.79 at the Big 12/Pac-10/SEC Challenge.
Cross Country: Has run three seasons for the Cardinal cross country team.
High School: Finished 14th in the 2008 California Division I cross country championship race, helping Dana Hills to the team title ... along with his brother Tyler, the Valdes twins provided a strong 1-2 punch for Dana Hills ... high school personal bests on the track were 1:53 in the 800 meters, 4:12 in the 1,600 and 9:50 in the 3,200 ... also a member of the school record-setting distance medley, 4xmile and 4x800 relays ... finished fourth in the 2009 CIF-Southern Section Division I finals in the 800 in 1:54.50 and was ninth at the CIF-SS Masters meet (1:55.63).
Personal: Majoring in management science and engineering ... parents are B.T. and Tammy Valdes ... twin brother, Tyler, also runs for Stanford ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic for cross country in 2010.