Claudia Cancello
Claudia Cancello
Height: 5-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Port Richey, Fla.
High School: Mitchell HS
Events: Distance
Major: General Studies

As a Senior: Participated in the 1500M, the 3000M and the 5000M for the Spartans in the 2017 season... Finished third in the 5000M at the North Florida Invitational (4/8), where she ran her college best with a time of 17:36.73... At the Embry-Riddle First Chance-Last Chance (2/18), she finished second in the 3000M when she crossed the finish line with a time of 10:20.48... She ran her fastest 1500M of the season at the USF Invitational (4/21) finishing third with a time of 4:45.24.

As a Sophomore: Competed in the 800M the 1500M and the 5000M for the Spartans... Ran her college best in the 1500M at the USF Bulls Invitational (3/17), with a time of 4:44.44... Finished first in the 1500M at the USF Invitational (3/11) where she ran 4:47.90.

As a Freshman: Ran the 800M, the 1500M, the mile, the 3000M and the 5000M for the Spartans in their 2014 season... She recorded her college best in the 800M, the mile, and the 3000M... Her college best in the 800M was at the USF Open (3/13) where she finished 13th with a time of 2:24.48... At the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet (2/22) she ran the mile in 5:13.61 placing first... She earned eighth in the 3000M where she ran 10:16.02 at the UF Tom Jones Memorial (4/19).

High School: Graduated from J.W. Mitchell High School, where she was coached by Jeffery Leavey, Keith Paul and Casi Chatman…Set school record in 5K, 3,200 and 4x800…Was 35th at 2011 FHSAA state cross country championships…Placed 11th in 3,200 at 2012 state track meet…Was eighth at 2012 state cross country event and second in 3,200 as a senior…Also participated in swimming, where she set records in 4x200 Free, 4x200 Medley and 4x400 Free.

Personal: Recipient of UPS Scholarship, UT Achievement Award and Quinn Culotta Memorial Award…Full name is Claudia Michelle Cancello…Daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Cancello…Has a twin sister, Elaina, and a younger sister, Katherine…Elaina is also a member of UT cross country team…General studies major…Birthdate: 4/28/1994.

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