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Alexandra Russo

Player Profile
Hometown:
Bellport, N.Y.

High School:
Saint Anthony's

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
08/17/1995

Cl./Elig.:
So./So.

On Russo: Showed promise in the distance events and cross country in her first year on the team ... Expected to continue making progress as she gains more experience and will be looking to help the team in meets during the coming season.

2014 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2014 Indoor: Set a personal best time in the Mile and was the runner-up in the event at the Tiger Open, where she crossed the finish line in 5:07.18 ... Came in 10th in the 3000 meters at the Great Dane Classic with a time of 10:16.05 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she came in third in the Mile (5:10.38) and also anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a third place finish with a time of 4:06.68.

2013 Cross Country: Competed as an unattached runner at four meets during the season ... Posted a time of 22:24 in the Open race at the Paul Short Run and came in 35th out of 484 runners ... Ran twice on the three-mile course at Haverford College, placing third at the Haverford Invitational (17:53.80) and 22nd at the Main Line Invitational (17:56.03) ... Finished in 19th place at the 4,000 meter Friend Big Five Invitational (14:57.38).

Saint Anthony's High School: Qualified for the USA Track & Field outdoor championships in the 3000 meters and the New Balance Nationals in the 5000 meters ... Individual winner at the Reebok Eastern Regionals as a junior ... Two-time all-league cross country performer ... Graduated with Principal's Honor Roll status academically ... Achieved honor roll status all four years ... Inducted into the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 8/17/95 ... One of three children of Eric and Barbara Russo ... Has an older brother, Nick (21) and a younger brother, Phil (17) ... Has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                 2:17                High School
1500 Meters                4:47                High School
Mile                       5:07.18             2014 Tiger Open
3000 Meters                10:08.7             High School
5000 Meters                18:15               High School
6000 Meters (XC)           22:24               2013 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                     2013-14
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