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Valerie Reina
Valerie Reina

Valerie Reina

R-Sr | 5-2 | Tontitown, Ark. / Springdale Har-Ber HS

Redshirt Senior (2016)
Third year of competition started with second-best time, first for the Razorbacks, at the Riverside Invitational (Sept. 17) with a 20:27.24 … Continued the season with a personal best time of 16:54.40, was the eighth-best time for the Razorbacks, at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1) … Reina then contributed to the Razorbacks SEC Championship (Oct. 28) title by finishing 10th overall and had the third best time for Arkansas at 20:53.10 … In the NCAA South Central Region (Nov. 11) meet, she again helped Arkansas to a victory by having the seventh-best time for Arkansas with 21:07.60. Good enough for 20th overall and a All-Region accolade … During the NCAA Championships (Nov. 19), Reina placed seventh-best for the Razorbacks with a time of 21:42.90.

Redshirt Junior (2015)
Competed in the UC Riverside Invitational placing sixth (Sept. 12) … Posted a time of 20:49.10 for fourth on the team … Raced in the Chile Pepper Festival placing 13th (Oct. 3) … Earned sixth place for Arkansas with a personal best time of 16:54.59 in the 5K … Finished 133rd in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 16) with a time of 21:18.90 … Set a personal record in the 6K at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) running to a time of 20:20.10 … She placed fourth amongst Arkansas runners and 11th overall on the 6K course in College Station, Texas … Reina competed at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) finishing 15th with a time of 20:25.80 … She finished in sixth place for the Razorbacks on the 6K course … Raced at the NCAA Championships (Nov.21) placing 217th with a time of 21:54.80 good for seventh amongst Arkansas runners.

Redshirt Sophomore (2014)
Competed in seven of the eight meets … Finished inside the Arkansas scoring rotation in the first three races of the year … Earned back-to-back top five finishes to open the year … Set a personal-best in the two-mile (11:14.00), 5-kilometer (17:15.22) and 6-kilometer (20:58.26) … Picked up a third-place finish at the Hurricane Cross Country Festival after completing the two-mile course in 11:14.00 … Earned a fourth-place finish in her first 5K race of the year at the UCI/adidas Invitational (Sept. 6), posting a time of 17:33.90 … Set a personal-best 5K time of 17:15.22 at the Missouri Southern Stampede (Sept. 20) to finish eighth … Placed 37th (5K; 17:30.50) at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 4) …. Competed in the Open Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 17) and placed 25th with a 6K time of 21:45.00 … Ran a personal-best 6K time of 20:58.26 to place 31st at the SEC Championship (Oct. 31) … Ended her year at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 22) with a 37th-place finish and a 6K time of 21:33.50.

Sophomore (2013)
Did not compete

Freshman (2012)
Competed in three meets … Scored for the team at the First to Finish Southern Stampede, where she ran a personal-best 5K time of 18:00.23 … Turned in a 6K time of 23:28.30 at the Chile Pepper Festival

High School
An eight-time Arkansas state champion at Springdale Har-Ber High School … Won two cross country titles, four indoor, and three outdoor championships … Named the Gatorade Arkansas Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year as a junior … Finished 11th at the 2010 Foot Locker South Regional … Owns a personal-best time of 17:46 in the 5K and 4:44.26 in the 1,500m.

Born on Aug. 16, 1994 … Daughter of Reuben and Joell Reina … Older of four children with siblings Elise, Reuben and Gabby … Father was a two-time NCAA Champion in the 3,000m and an eight-time All-American at Arkansas and mother was a middle-distance specialist and four-year letterwinner with the Razorbacks … Graduated with her bachelors in elementary education in 2016 … Currently pursuing her masters degree.

Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
9/12 UC Riverside Invitational 6K 6th 6th 3rd 20:49.10
10/3 Chile Pepper Festival 5K 13th 6th 16:54.59
10/16 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 6K 133rd 6th 21:18.90
10/30 SEC Championships 6K 11th 11th 4th 20:20.10
11/13 NCAA South Central Regional 6K 15th 6th 20:25.80
11/21 NCAA Championships 6K 217th 7th 21:54.80


TFRRS Profile

Personal-Best Times

  • 2-Mile: 11:14.00 (Hurricane XC Festival 8/30/14)
  • 5K: 16:54.59 (Chile Pepper Festival 10/3/15)
  • 6K: 20:20.10 (SEC Championship 10/30/15)