Celeste Tyson
Celeste  Tyson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
McNeil HS

Height:
5-1

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
1L

2006 Cross Country
Team captain who led the Aztecs in six of the team's seven races, including the final six ... Mountain West Conference athlete of the week for her performance at the Santa Clara Invitational (5K) where she finished with a lifetime-best clocking of 17:52.00 en route to a season-best eighth-place finish ... owned the top two 5K times of the season and the top three in 6K competition ... shaved off time in the 5K in every race as the season progressed ... opened with a 19:18.40 showing at the 5K Fullerton Season Opener ... completed the Aztec Invitational in 18:58.00 and took over a minute off her previous time by crossing the finish line in 17:54.95 at the Willamette Invitational before her record-setting performance at Santa Clara ... was the Aztecs' top runner at the Griak Invitational (6K) and improved on her time at the MWC championships by posting a time of 22:57.00 ... ended her collegiate cross country career at the NCAA West Regionals with a clocking of 23:06.31 (6K).

2006 Track
Opened the outdoor campaign with second-place finishes in the 1500 (4:43.59) and the 3000 (10:14.59 - season best) ... took home the 800 crown after crossing the finish line in 2:17.25 and came in second in the 3000 (10:17.99) at the Aztec Track Classic ... placed third in the 1500 (4:41.14) at the Jim Click Shootout ... competed in her first steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational and just missed the NCAA qualifying standard by two seconds after finishing with a time of 10:52.49 ... finished the indoor season with the team's second-fastest mile time at 5:17.77 and turned in the team's fourth-best 800-meter run time (2:23.04), both accomplished at the Mountain West Conference championships ... posted the third-best time in school history and qualified for the regionals when she came in third in the steeplechase (10:48.32) ... found herself ahead of the pack to finish in first at the Steve Scott Invitational with a time of 10:48.35.

2005 Cross Country
Ran in all seven meets for the Aztecs during the cross country season ... logged a 6K personal best at the NCAA West Regional meet, crossing the finish line at 22:20.60 ... recorded a 5K personal best at the Santa Clara Invitational (18:28.33) ... posted a pair of top-20 finishes at the Santa Clara Invite and Fullerton Season Opener ... earned MWC all academic honors.

2005 Track
Ran a season-best in the both 1,500 (4:40.03) and 800 meters (2:19.21) at the Mt. SAC Relays and UCSD Invite, respectively ... also placed seventh in the 1,500 at UCSD ... was the team's top finisher in 1,500 at the Mountain West Conference outdoor championships, placing 10th ... also finished sixth in the mile (6:05.29) at the Mountain T's Invite.

2004 Cross Country
Posted the team's fastest 5K time (19:31) at the Fresno State Invitational ... finished in the top five on the team five times ... second on the team and seventh overall at the UNLV Invitational with a 5K effort of 20:29 ... also placed in the top-10 at the Pre-MWC championship meet (6K) on Oct. 9 (10th, 25:21) ... competed in the MWC championship meet in San Diego ... selected to MWC all-academic team.

2004 Track
Ran both the 800 and 1,500 at the MWC outdoor championships ... had a season-best 1,500 time of 4:45.78 at the Steve Scott Invitational ... her 2:18.81 in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays was her season-best in that event ... took third and fifth, respectively, in the 1,500 (4:53.84) and 800 (2:23.83) at the San Diego City Championships ... ran in both the 800 and 1,500 in seven of the eight meets she competed in ... finished third in the mile (5:46.91) and seventh in the 800 (2:26.74) at the Mountain T's in her only indoor competition of the season.

2003 Cross Country
Ran in six races in her first cross country season on The Mesa ... logged the team's sixth-fastest 5K time of the year of 19:46 at the Aztec Invite, finishing 37th overall ... 39th at Hawaii Big Wave Invitational with a 4K effort of 15:38 ... competed in four 6K races with a season-best time of 24:13 at the Stanford Invitational ... competed at the MWC meet in Albuquerque, N.M.

High School
Earned 10 letters in three sports at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas ... four-time letterwinner in cross country and track ... finished in the top 10 at the Texas state cross country meet as a senior ... top-20 finisher at the regional level as a sophomore and junior ... captained her team to a league title as a junior and a runner-up finish as a sophomore ... trained for three years in both the 800 and 1,600 under Track Newly, competing unattached.

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