Sidney Root
Sidney  Root


Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno HS




Wolf Pack set to graduate 54 student-athletes

More than 800 student-athletes have graduated in past 11 years.


Gallop obliterates school record

Runs third fastest NCAA steeplechase time leading into weekend


Relay team crushes school record on day one of championships

Distance medley relay takes third for Nevada track


Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

Total of 63 student-athletes from fall sports are honored for academic successes.


Nevada history rewritten at Boise State Challenge

Several top 10 performances from the Wolf Pack

Cross Country Bio

SENIOR OUTDOOR (2017) – Set a personal record and debuted on the 3000-meter steeplechase all-time list with a time of 10:45.84 at the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival, putting her ninth in school history … Placed fifth in the race … Competed in a total of four meets during the season … Also recorded a top five finish in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the Aggie Open … Placed 14th in the steeplechase at the Mountain West Championships.

SENIOR INDOOR (2016-17) – Placed third in the distance medley relay at the MW Championships … Set a personal record in the 800-meter with a third place finish at the Boise State Challenge and a time of 2:14.47 … also competed in the 4x4 relay … competed in three meets throughout the season.

JUNIOR OUTDOOR (2016) – Set a personal record in the 1500-meter with her first place finish at the UCLA Legends meet, coming across the line in 4:43.94 … Also competed in the 3000m steeplechase … Competed in five meets throughout the season.

JUNIOR INDOOR (2015-16) – Was part of the second-fastest distance medley relay team in school history at the Mountain West Championships … The team ran a converted time of 11:38.41 … Competed in the rare 1000 meter at the Boise State Challenge, taking third with a time of 2:57.11 … Competed in two meets throughout the season.

SOPHOMORE OUTDOOR (2015) – Best time in the 800-meter, her only event of the outdoor season, came at the Bulldog Invitational where she ran a 2:15.25 to place in sixth.

SOPHOMORE INDOOR (2014-15) – Finished second with a time of 2:17.31 in the 800-meter at the Boise State Team Challenge (2/14) … Finished sixth with a time of 2:19.39 in the 800m at the Ed Jacoby Invitational/Multi (1/17) … Part of the winning 4000m distance medley relay team with a time of 12:20.84 at the Boise State Team Challenge (2/14).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OUTDOOR (2014) - Ran a time of 5:15.27 in the 1500-meter at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational ... Competed in the 800m dash at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid Major Challenge finishing 12th with a time of 2:23:31.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN INDOOR (2013-14) - Finished 11th in the 800-meter dash at the Jacksons/NB Boise Indoor Invite running 2:24.39 ... Competed at the Bronco Invite running the 800-meter dash in a time of 2:24.37.

FRESHMAN OUTDOOR (2013) - Did not compete (redshirt).

FRESHMAN INDOOR (2012-13) - Did not compete (redshirt).

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned four letters in track and three letters in soccer at Reno High School in Reno Nev. ... Captain of the soccer team in 2011 ... Top times include the 800-meter, where the team was named NIAA 4A Nevada State Champions, with a time of (2:19.67).

PERSONAL - Daughter of Brian and Jenifer Root ... Has a brother, Nick ... Twin sister Erika is also on the cross country team ... Graduated with a degree in international affairs in 2015 ... Working on her master’s in political science … Member of the Rotary Interact Club in high school, as well as Honors Society ... Chose Nevada because of the location and coaching staff ... Lists her sister as role model.

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