Vanessa Carr
Vanessa Carr
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Balboa, CA
High School: Birmingham HS
Position: Distance

Vanessa Carr qualified for the 800 meters at the Big West Championships (May 12) ... ran a season-best 2:16.11 in the prelims but did not reach the event final ... also ran 2:16.14 at the Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 29) ... also had a season-best of 59.63 in the 400 meters at the Cal-Nevada Championships (Apr. 1) ...did not compete during the 2012 indoor season ... competed in three cross country meets for the Matadors in 2011 ... best finish was 68th at the Big West Championships (Oct. 29) after running 24:04.8 ... also finished 79th at the Northridge Invitational (Oct. 14) in a time of 24:34.52 ... also competed at the Asics/UC Irvine Invitational (Sept. 10).

Carr posted season-bests of 26.14 in the 200 meters at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (Apr. 9), 1:00.49 in the 400 meters at the Northridge Invitational (Mar. 12) and 2:17.81 n the 800 meters at the Aztec Invitational (Mar. 19) ... did not compete indoors ... ran in three cross country meets in the fall of 2010 ... finished a season-best 55th at the Northridge Invitational (Oct. 16) ... clocked a time of 24:26.9 before finishing in a time of 23:53.0 at the Big West Championships (Oct. 30) ... also competed at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 25) and the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 18).

Lettered all four years in both track and cross country at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, Calif. ... earned All-City honors in both the 4x400 relay and 1,600 meters ... was also an All-City soccer player for the Patriots in 2009 ... also earned first team all-league accolades and was MVP of the soccer and track teams ... was named Rookie of the Year in cross country and earned second team all-league ... the Patriots won City Section track championships each season from 2007-09 ... graduated in 2009 with a 4.2 grade point average.

Born April 12, 1991 in Lancaster, Calif. ... favorites include Manchester United, the TV show "Modern Family", the movie "Beauty and the Beast" and sushi ... says her two biggest moments in sports to date are "winning the city championship in the 1,600 meters and scoring six goals in one game ... enjoys reading in her spare time ... major is TV Production. 


200 Meters: 26.14 - Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (4/9/11)

400 Meters: 59.63 - Cal-Nevada Championships (4/1/12)

800 Meters: 2:16.11 - Big West Championships (5/12/12)