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  Alvina Begay
Alvina Begay

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Ganado, Ariz.

High School:
Ganado HS

Last College:
Adams State College



Arizona State
ASU: Ranks eighth all-time at Arizona State in the outdoor 10,000m run (35:42.37), set in 2003... 2003 XC: Competed in three races for the team...was seventh on the team and ninth overall at the Dave Murray Invitational...earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention for the second season in a row... 2003 Outdoor: Competed in three races, once each in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m runs...her 3,000m time of 10:10.16 is her personal best, as was the 35:42.37 in the 10,000m...highest placement was runner-up in the 3,000m at the Double Dual in Tempe while her 10,000m finish of seventh earned two team points for the women at the Pac-10 Championships...selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team... 2003 Indoor: Competed in two events, placing seventh in both races...ran the mile at the Mountain T Invitational (5:23.00) and the 5,000m at the Pac-10 Invitational (17:40.42)... 2002 XC: Ran in three races during the fall...finished 19th at the adidas Invitational at Notre Dame to open the season...garnered honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors... 2002 Outdoor: Ran twice in the 3000m, recording season-best time of 10:23.79 at the Sun Angel Classic...finished third in the 5000m at the UA/NAU Double Dual (17:58.04)... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors... 2002 Indoor: Won the "B" section of the mile at the Mountain T's Invitational (5:18.13, alt. adj.)...placed sixth in the 3000m at the UA/NAU Double Dual (10:44.71, alt. adj.)... 2001 XC: ASU's third-highest finisher at the Canyon West Classic (eighth, 18:51)...also competed in the UC Irvine Invitational (19:32.6, 31st) and the ASU Invitational (20:06, 23rd)... 2001 Track: Redshirted... 2000 XC: Used medical redshirt.

Adams State: Member of the 1999 Div. II national cross country championship team...also a member of the 2000 indoor and outdoor Rocky Mountain Conference championship teams...all-conference honoree in the indoor distance medley relay.

High School: Graduate of Ganado High School (Ganado, Ariz.)...earned four letters in track and cross country...two-time cross country state champion and four-time track state champion in the 1500m and 3200m...earned all-conference and all-state acclaim in cross country...academic and athletic All-American...led team to back-to-back state championships in 1995 and `96...member of state champion 800m relay a freshman, set 3A 3200m state record (11:16).

Personal: Majoring in nutrition...parents are Alvin and Wanda Begay...has five younger siblings: Natasha, Jeremy, Rayme, Alvin and John...father Alvin was a state champion in cross country and track, while cousin Elphonso Curley ran cross country and track for Oklahoma State...born Sept. 9, 1980, in Ganado, Ariz.

Personal Bests - 1500: 5:12, 3000: 10:10.16, 3200: 11:16, 5000: 17:32, 10000: 35:42.37

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