Maria Gonzales

    Class:
    RS Freshman

    Hometown:
    Katy, Texas

    High School:
    Pope John XXIII HS

    Height:
    5-2

    Event:
    Distance

    Experience:
    HS

    Maria  Gonzales

    04/02/2015

    Cougars Head to Victor Lopez Bayou Classic

    Houston travels cross-town to Rice for two-day meet

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Mile 5:32.00 2.7.15
    Outdoor Date
    3000m 11:09.14 5.2.15
    5000m 19:10.79 4.3.15

    2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman)
    Indoor:
    Posted a new personal record of 5:32.00 in the mile run at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational...Finished in 5:39.50 in the mile event at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational...Made her collegiate debut at the Houston Indoor Opener when she ran a 5:35.98 to place 18th in the mile.

    Outdoor: Competed in three meets for Houston during the outdoor season running the 3000m and 5000m...Set a personal best in the 5K with a 19:10.79 at the Victor Lopez Classic on April 4...Ran the 3000m in 11:09.14 to set a personal best and finish 14th at the Longhorn Invitational.

    2013-14 (Freshman)
    Indoor/Outdoor:
    Redshirted entire season.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas... Multisport athlete competing in cross country, track and field, swimming and soccer... Named cross country MVP 2009-12, track MVP (2013) and received the Student-Athlete award... Academically was named to the National Honors Society and in the top 10 percent of her class... Volunteered with the National Art Honors Society and Special Recreation Services (SRS).

    PERSONAL
    Born Sept. 30, 1994 in Houston... Daughter of John and Hilda Gonzales, both University of Houston alumni... Her mother swam for the Houston swim team... Has a brother, John Paul (17)... Majoring in Psychology (Pre-Med) and hopes to become an Anesthesiologist or Orthopedic Surgeon... Hobbies include triathlons and competed in the Ironman Triathlon at 18 years old.

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