Maryland Women's Cross Country BIO
Sydney Almeida


2016 Indoor: Competed in the 60 meter hurdles...took second at the Penn State relays with a finals time of 8.65 (1/9)...finished sixth in the finals at the Great Dane Classic with a mark of 8.69 (1/16)...ran a season-best 8.58 in the finals at the Terrapin Invitational to win the event (1/30). 

2015 Outdoor: Competed in six competitions...won the 5000m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational...finished second in the 3000m at the Maryland Invitational (10:24.44)...ran her first 10,000m of the season at the Sam Howell Invitational and crossed the line seventh in 38:16.29...took second in the 5000m at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (18:05.91) and the Kehoe Twilight Meet (17.27.98)...finished the year with a 16th place showing at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships in the 10,000m (37:05.48).

2015 Indoor: Competed in five events...notched a third-place finish in the 3000m at the Penn State Relays (10:23.49)...crossed the line eighth in the 3000m (10:25.25) at the Terrapin Invitational...took fourth in the 300m at the Tiger Open in a time of 10:16.74...moved to the 5000m at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness and clocked a time of 17:42.01 to place second...placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 5000m (17:57.23).                     

2014 Cross Country: Competed in five events...notched a time of 19:05.17 to cross the line 23rd in the Mount St. Mary’s Duals…placed 22nd at the Navy Salty Dog Invitational with a time of 23:27.26…finished the Leigh Paul Short Invitational in a time of 21:22…notched a time of 22:43.5 at the Big Ten Championships…crossed the line in 22:53 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

2014 Outdoor: Season-best time of 18:46.38 in the 5000m to finish 5th at the Maryland Invitational...notched a third-place finish at the Kehoe Twilight (18:47.01)...placed 11th at the Navy Invitational (18:47.72)...finished her only 10000m of the season in 38:51.94 at the Sam Howell Invitational.

2014 Indoor: Season-best 3,000m time of 10:41.66 to finish sixth at Navy Multi-Mix Madness...finished 15th at the Lions Invitational (10:46.12)...placed 16th at the Terrapin Invitational (10:59.93).

2013 Cross Country: Finished 35th overall at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals… placed 27th overall at the Salty Dog Invitational (22:21.78)… finished third on the team and 85th overall over 6K (23:20) at the Princeton Cross Country Invitational… crossed the line in 116th at the 2013 ACC Championships (23:18.3)… finished 116th at NCAA Regionals (22:27).

Before Maryland:  Won the MCPS Consortia cross country individual title in 2012 (20:26 over 5K)... Finished 3rd in 3.200 (11:18.72) and 6th in 1,600 (5:14.60) at Class 4A State meet as a senior... 4th in both 1,600 and 3,200 at Class 4A North Regional meet outdoors... 2nd in 3,200 at Montgomery County Championships in 2013. Pre-Maryland PRs of 5:12.90 (1,600 outdoors), 5:23.25 (1,600 indoors), 11:18.72 (3.200 outdoors), 11:37.38 (3.200 indoors), 23:09 (6K XC), 2:27.80 (800 outdoors), 5:26.50 (Mile outdoors).

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