Alaina Alvarez
Alaina Alvarez
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dana Point, Calif
High School: Dana Hills
Position: Distance
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Eliot

Accomplishments/Personal Bests
2009 Footlocker finalist
2009 third-place finish at the California cross country championship, 17:39
Personal-best of 10:36.16 for 3200m

Crossed the finish line as the third Harvard scorer in her first race at the Paul Short Invite Sept. 28 ... Rounded out the Crimson scorers, posting a time of 21:32 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct. 12 ... Was the final Harvard scorer at the Heptagonal Championships boasting a time of 21:39.6 Oct. 27 ... Rounded off the top five Crimson scorers with a time of 21:05.4 at the NCAA Regionals Nov. 9 ... Was the fifth Harvard runner across the line with a time of 21:38.8 at the NCAA Championships Nov. 17

Finished seventh and first among Harvard runners at the Bryant Invitational with a time of 18:20.06 ... 14th at the HY(P) Meet Sept. 17 with a time of 18:03 … Placed 156th at the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 30 clocking in at 22:18 ... Ran 218th overall at the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 22:00 Oct. 14. Came in 38th at the Heptagonal Championships Oct. 30 in a time of 23:21.1.

High School
Foot Locker National Cross Country finalist placing 31st in 2009 … Had a ninth-place showing at the 2009 Foot Locker National Cross Country West Regional competition … Finished third during the California Division I Cross Country Championships in 2009 … Took 15th at the New Balance National Outdoor Championships for the 3,200 meter in 15th place in 2011 … Holds personal best times of 10:36 in the 3,200, 4:57 in the 1,600 and 17:09 for the three-mile event.

Interested in studying environmental science.