Denisse Valladares
Denisse Valladares


Mt. Prospect, Ill.

High School:




2009: Cross Country - Scored in five of six meets... finished 26th and was the second Huskie at the Illini Challenge (8/29), coming in at 16:16 in the four-kilometer race... ran a season-best five-kilometer time of 19:15 at the MAC Championships (11/1), placing third among NIU runners... was the second Huskie across the finish line at the Bradley Cross Country Classic (10/17) with a six-kilometer time of 23:43. Indoor - Finished with a season-best 3,000m time of 11:26.65 at the CMU Quadrangular (2/6)... finished seventh in the mile at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31) with a time of 5:40.53... took eighth in the 3,000m at the Panther Open (1/17) in 11:34.11... ran an 11:29.43 to place ninth at the Carle/Health Alliance Invite (1/24).

2008 Highlights: 2008 Highlights: (Cross Country) Scored in all six Huskie meets... recorded a personal record 5k time of 19:24.41 at the George Dales Invite (10/12/07)... tabbed another career best at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/10/07) with a 6k time of 23:13... clocked-in as the No. 4 Huskie with a time of 19:39.8 at the MAC Championships (10/27/07). (Indoor) Ran to a season best in the 3,000m with a time of 11:05.80 at MAC Championships (3/1/08)... took fourth in the 1,000m (3:20.82) and finished fifth in the mile (5:33.36) at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2/08)... ran a season-best 5,000m time of 18:55.96 at MAC Championships (2/29/08).

2007 Highlights: (Cross Country) Competed in eight events for the Huskies...recorded a season-best 19:59 at the Bronco Invitational (9/22/06)...matched the time at the Notre Dame Open (9/29/06). (Track & Field) Finished fifth in the mile run (5:41.26) at the Illinois Invitational (1/13/07)...set a personal record in the 5,000 meters (19:42.16) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (4/28/07)...Earned a PR in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:50.81 at the Iowa State Classic (2/9/07)...claimed a PR in the 3,000-meter (10:44.85) run at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/24/07)...ran a personal best in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:34.88) and in the 3,000 meter run (11:21.45) at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (3/17/07).

2006 Highlights: Cruised to a season-best time of 19:52.53 in the indoor 5,000-meter run at the Chicagoland Championships (2/17/06)...ran an indoor season-best time of 11:09.27 in the 3,000-meter run at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/24/06)...picked up a pair of outdoor PR's in both the 800-meter run (2:35.42) and 1,500-meter run (5:15.51) at the Chicagoland Championships (4/8/06)...wrapped up the outdoor season in fine fashion with a pair of PR's in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:12.40) and 5,000-meter run (18:50.18)...her times in both the outdoor 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase were both good for third best on the squad.

2005 Highlights: Did not compete in the indoor season...raced to a personal-best mark of 19:29.57 in the 5,000-meter run at the Southern Illinois Spring Classic (3/26/05).

Prep / Personal: Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain of Hersey High School...selected as team's Most Valuable Runner in 2001 and 2003...earned the "Captain's Award" as a senior...named to the Illinois Track and Cross Country Association All-State team as a senior...finished 28th overall in the IHSA Cross Country meet as a senior...set a school-record in three mile run (17:56)...left Hersey with the fifth-best two-mile (11:34) run in school history...Major - Pre-Elementary Education...Birthdate-July 25, 1986.

Personal Records

1-mile run5:33.922/10/07
3,000-meter run10:44.852/24/07
5,000-meter run18:50.812/9/07
800-meter run2:35.424/8/06
1,500-meter run5:15.514/8/06
2,000-meter steeplechase8:10.934/13/06
3,000-meter run11:21.453/17/07
3,000-meter steeplechase12:12.405/12/06
5,000-meter run18:50.185/12/06
Cross Country
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