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Valerie Orellana
Position: Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arleta, Calif.
High School: Cleveland High School
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Sophomore (2012-13):  Competed at the Ivy League Championships in three events; placed 13th in the 200-Fly (2:03.25), 15th in the 100-Back (56.48 and 17th in the 100-Fly (55.99) (personal best) …Placed fifth in the 100-Fly (58.93) against Columbia…Finished second in the 200-Fly (2:07.47) and fifth in the 100-Fly (1:01.27) against Connecticut…Placed fifth in the 200-Fly  (2:07.19) at the Dartmouth Invitational…Placed third in the 100-Back and fourth in the 200-Back (2:08.08) and 100-Fly (59.17) against New Hampshire… Had three fifth place finishes against Penn/Yale in the 200-Back (2:08.61), 200-Fly (2:07.58) and 100-Fly (59.49)…Placed third in the 100-Back (59.82) against Vermont.  

Freshman (2011-12): Seventh place in the 200 fly (2:02.02) at the Ivy League Championships ... 17th place in the 100 fly (56.06) ... 14th place in the 100 back (56.90) ... Member of the 200 medley relay that set a new school record with a time of 1:44.56 ... Won the 200 fly against Columbia with a time of 2:04.65 ... Took the 200 fly title against Princeton with a time of 2:05.25 ... Runner up honors in the 100 fly (58.36) at the Dartmouth Invitational ... Won the 100 fly against UNH with a time of 57.64.

Before Dartmouth: Four-year letterwinner at Cleveland HS in Reseda, Calif. ... Senior captain ... Led squad to the CIF LA City Division Championship during her sophomore season. Three-time West Valley League champion in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... Set West Valley League Records in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM as a senior ... Two-time CIF Champion in the 100 butterfly ... Also won CIF championships in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM ... NISCA All-American as a senior ... Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Two-time LA West Valley League All-Area swimmer ... City of Los Angeles Honorable Mention.

Personal: Daughter of Oscar Orellana and Patricia Cabezas ... Has two brothers.  

Orellana's Top Times

Event Time
100-yard Backstroke 56.32
200-yard Backstroke 2:04.45
100-yard Butterfly 55:99
200-yard Butterfly 2:01.35
200-yard Individual Medley 2:11.40