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Vanessa Sierra
Vanessa  Sierra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeside, Calif.

High School:
El Capitan HS

Event:
Throws


05/12/2017

Smith-Barnett, Pegram Highlight Day Three of MW Meet

UNLV track & field sits in 10th place with a total of 12 points through three days at the Mountain West meet.

04/29/2017

Pegram, Pilgrim Reset Their Program Bests

UNLV track & field's Taylor Pegram and Kaysee Pilgrim break their own program records in the 100m hurdles and high jump, respectively.

04/28/2017

Gales Moves Up UNLV's Performance List

The UNLV track & field program captured four top-eight finishes on day one in Irvine, California.

04/27/2017

Rebels Head To Irvine For Steve Scott Invite

The UNLV track & field program travels to Orange County for a two-day meet hosted by UC Irvine.

04/22/2017

Rebels Win Seven Events At Bulldog Invitational

The UNLV track & field program captured 24 top-eight finishes at one-day meet in Clovis, California.

Vanessa Sierra's Top Performances & Results

2016 Outdoor: Participated in five meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Threw in three events: shot put, discus and hammer ... Threw a season-best 44-10.25 (13.67m) in the shot put at the MW Outdoors ... Threw a season-best 141-9 (43.21m) in the discus throw at the Mondo Invitational ... Threw a season and personal-best distance of 164-11 (50.28m) in the hammer throw at the MW Outdoors.

2016 Indoor: Participated in five meets ... Threw in two events: shot put and weight throw ... Threw a season-best distance of 42-1.5 (12.84m) in the shot put at the MW Indoors ... Threw a season-best distance of 54-6 (16.61m) in the weight throw at the New Mexico Classic.

2015 Outdoor:
· Shot Put Finalist at Mountain West Championships (fifth place)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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