The Pac-12 Championships will take place on May 11-12 at USC's Cromwell Field and Katherine B. Loker Stadium.
The University of Arizona No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and field teams opened up competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday.
Sophomore Baillie Gibson won the women's discus throw competition and senior Alyssa Hasslen won the women's shot put competition.
The No. 10 men's and No. 13 women's track and field teams will be split between the Husky Classic in Seattle and the Don Kirby Invitational this weekend.
The women's cross country team finished in sixth place at the NCAA Championships while Stephen Sambu and Lawi Lalang earned a 2-3 finish.
2012: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season.
2011 (XC): Valente competed in the 8,000-meter run at the George Kyte Classic, clocking a time of 29:38.6 ... He took 12th place at the Grand Canyon Invitational, running 8,000 meters in 25:59.8.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School, Valente was the team captain and MVP his sophomore, junior and senior years ... He was first team all-conference all four years, and first-team all-city his junior and senior seasons ... Holds school records in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters.
PERSONAL: He is the son of Thomas and Kimberly Valente ... Has a brother, James, and a sister, Jennifer.