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Valerie Orellana
Position: Backstroke/Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arleta, Calif.
High School: Cleveland High School
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Junior (2013-14): Against New Hampshire, she finished third in the 100 back (59.87), second in the 200 back (2:08.42) and fifth in the 100 fly (59.40) … in the meet against Columbia, she placed fourth in the 200 back (2:09.25) and third in the 200 fly (2:09.44) … at the Ivy League Championships, she finished 22nd in the 100 fly with a time of 57.24 after swimming a 56.50 at prelims … she also placed 18th in the 100 back (57.02) and was 26th in the 200 fly (2:07.93).

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 … 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 ... 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.  

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