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Vanessa Sierra
Vanessa  Sierra

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lakeside, Calif.

High School:
El Capitan HS

Event:
Throws


02/05/2016

Pilgrim Surpasses Program's Best, Once Again

The UNLV track & field newcomer registers a program- and personal-best 6-0 (1.83m) in the high jump.

02/04/2016

Rebels Head To Albuquerque

The UNLV track & field program will compete at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic & Multis this weekend.

01/30/2016

Rebels Claim 10 Top-Eight Finishes Saturday

Scarlet & Gray place a trio in the top-eight in both the 400m and 60m hurdles Saturday at NAU meet.

01/28/2016

Rebels Head Back To Flagstaff For Two-Day Meet

The UNLV track & field program will compete at NAU's Mountain T's Invitational Friday and Saturday.

01/22/2016

Pilgrim Posts Program's Best Indoor High Jump Mark

The UNLV track & field program claimed six first-place finishes, including Kaysee Pilgrim's win in the high jump.

Vanessa Sierra's Top Performances & Results

2015 Indoor: Participated in four meets, including the Mountain West Indoor Championships ... Threw in two events: shot put and weight throw ... Threw a season-best distance of 47-3 (14.40m) in the shot put at the NAU Invitational ... Threw a season-best distance of 54-1.75 (16.50m) in the weight throw at the NAU Invitational.

2015 Outdoor: Participated in seven meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Threw in three events: shot put, discus and hammer throw ... Threw a season-best distance of 48-1.75 (14.67m) in the shot put at the MW Outdoors ... Threw a season-best distance of 143-8 (43.80m) in the discus at the MW Outdoors ... Threw a season-best distance of 154-3 (47.01m) in the hammer throw at the UNLV Spring Invitational.

2014 Indoor: Participated in two meets ... Threw in two events: shot put and weight throw ... Threw a season-best distance of 41-1 (12.52m) in the shot put at the Mountain T's Invitational ... Threw a season-best distance of 44-7 (13.59m) in the weight throw at the Mountain T's Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Participated in eight meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Threw in three events: shot put, discus and hammer throw ... Threw a season-best distance of 42-11.75 (13.10m) at the UNLV Track Classic ... Threw a season-best distance of 142-4 (43.39m) in the discus at the UNLV Track Classic ... Threw a season-best distance of 151-8 (46.23m) in the hammer throw at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge.

High School: A 2013 graduate of El Capitan HS in Lakeside, Calif. ... Lettered four years in track & field and one in basketball ... Four-time Grossmont Valley champion in the shot put from 2010-13 ... Won the CIF Division II championship in the shot put in 2010 and finished second from 2011-13 ... Best shot put measurement is 43-2 ... Best discus measurement is 134-11.

Personal: Vanessa Leimomi Sierra was born on Feb. 26, 1995, in San Diego, Calif ... The daughter of Ulisies and Maritha Sierra ... Has three siblings: Candia, Ulises Jr. and Hiwalani ... Father, Ulises, played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds ... Majoring in nursing.

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