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University of Miami Athletics

Daphnee Lavassas






Miami, Fla.

High School

General Lyceum of Vouliagmeni



Daphnee Lavassas - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2023 Cross Country: Started her junior cross country season at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/22), placing 13th in the women’s 6k with a final time of 19:23.5…placed 28 in a pool of 128 runners in the women’s 6K, clocking a time of 20:24.6. at the Alabama Crimson Classic (10/13)…broke the program record in the women’s 6K race at the NCAA South Regional (11/10) with a time of 19:56.10…became one of two women in the program’s cross-country history and the first since 2005’s Melanie Schultz to race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

2023 Outdoor: Finished first in the 3000m with a new personal best of 9:16.46 in the outdoor 3000m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational (3/25), setting a new program record in the event…finished first and eclipsed another personal best in the 15000m with 4:22.24 at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational (3/25)…finished 11th with a new personal best in the outdoor 10K at the 63rd Annual Mt. SAC Relays (4/28) with 33:59.33…earned eighth in the 5000m with 16:13.27 at the 2023 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (5/12/23)

2023 Indoor: Started her indoor season strong at the Louisville Cardinal Classic (1/13), finishing first in the 3000m with 9:43.09 and 4:54.08 in the mile, a time that currently sits fourth in the Miami indoor record books…finished fifth at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open (1/20) with 4:56.00 in the mile…finished eighth and cemented a new indoor program record at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/25) in the 5000m with 16:18.29.

2022 Cross Country: Earned her first win of the 2022 indoor season at the FSU Invitational (10/7) in the 5K with 17:10.9…amassed a new personal best in the 6K at the NCAA Division I South Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:22.8.

2022 Outdoor: Began a historic five-race win streak at the Miami Hurricane Invitational (3/18) where she placed first in the 1500m with 4:30.03 and first in the 3000m with 9:34.27…placed first one week later in the 1500m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational…made her first outdoor 5000m appearance at the Florida Relays (4/2) and bested the competition with a time of 16:23.51…continued her winning ways in the 1500m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4/8) with 4:26.42…placed third at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) in the 1500m with 4:28.10…placed seventh in the outdoor 10K with 34:27.73 and scored for the 2022 outdoor conference championship team.

2022 Indoor: Placed first at the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/14) in the women’s 3000m with 9:41.65…one week later finished first in the 3000m with 9:33.85 and placed third with 4:55.13 at the Carolina Challenge (1/22)…earned the indoor 3000m program record with 9:24.02 at the Mayo Invitational (2/4) gained two more wins at the Tiger Paw Invite (2/11) in the 3000m with 9:33.77 and the DMR with 11:27.44…placed 11th in the DMR at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/26)

2021 Cross Country: Posted a 6K time of 21:05.98 at NCAA South Regionals, the second fastest in program history… recorded Miami’s seventh-best 5K time of 18:00.5 at the XC23 Invitational… opened the season in the 5K at the FAU Invitational with a time of 18:21.70… was the first Hurricane to cross the finish line in the 6K at the FSU XC Open with a time of 22:12.1… ran a 6K of 21:08.2 at the Paul Short Run… paced to a 6K finish of 21:53.7 at the ACC Championships.

2020 Cross Country: Broke into Miami’s all-time 6K top 10 list in her first-ever cross country race as a Hurricane with a time of 21:53.7 at the Mountain Dew Invitational to finish 14th overall… First female for the Canes to cross the finish line in the women’s 5K at the FSU Invitational with her time of 18:03.9… Finished with a time of 22:53.4 in the women’s 6K at the ACC Cross Country Championships.

2020 Outdoor: Season canceled due to COVID-19.

2020 Indoor: Did not compete during the indoor season.

Personal: Lavassas holds the U18 Panhellenic Indoor Track and Field record in the 3000m with a time of 9:58.64. She has represented Greece on the U18 and U20 teams in the 3000m and 5000m races. She finished third twice in the Balkan U18 3000m race and competed in the U20 European Cross Country race in the 5000m finishing in the top 20 in 2019….currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science.