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Gladees Prieur was a three-time NCAA Division II individual champion in the mid-1980s, one in cross country and two in track and field. She won the 1986 cross country national title as a senior with a time of 16 minutes, 43 seconds, the all-time 5,000-meter record at the nationals. Her two individual national titles in track came in the 1,500 meters in 1985 (4:16.78) and 1986 (4:18.98).
She was a part of five NCAA championship teams (four straight in cross country and one in track and field) and is ranked No. 3 in the 3,000, No. 4 in the 1,500 and No. 9 in both the 800 and 5,000 at Cal Poly. Prieur still holds the all-time CCAA mark in the 3,000 at 9:25.20 and won four CCAA individual titles.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Prieur graduated from Cal Poly in 1987 with a degree in English and a minor in Spanish and continued her running career with the Santa Monica Track Club, for the country of Monaco in international meets and with the Moving Comfort Club, part of Yew York Road Runners. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Prieur has worked as a photo editor for ESPN the Magazine (1998-2006) and as West Coast Photo Editor for People Magazine (2006-present).