Maria Elisa Gonzales
Maria Elisa  Gonzales

RS Senior

Katy, Texas

High School:
Pope John XXIII HS




Elig. (I/O):

Personal Bests
Indoor Date
Mile 5:31.11 2.12.16
3000m 10:52.80 1.27.17
5000m 18:52.95 2.6.16
Outdoor Date
1500m 4:55.84 5.6.16
3000m 10:43.21 4.9.16
5000m 18:30.04 4.16.16
10000m 40:06.20 3.26.16

2016-17 (Junior)
Competed in four indoor meets for the Cougars...Took 10th in the mile and the 3,000-meter run at the Howie Ryan Invitational in 5:34.41 and 11:09.28, respectively...Set a season-best of 19:07.86 in the 5,000-meter run at the Charlie Thomas Invitational.

Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Competed in four meets during the indoor season...Placed 10th in the 5000m at the Charlie Thomas Invitational with a personal best 18:52.95...Won the 5000m at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational in 19:15.94.

Outdoor: Set a new personal best in the 3000m at the Baylor Invitational where she finished in 10:43.21...Ran her first 10,000m run of her outdoor career at the Victor Lopez Classic, finishing in 40:06.20.

2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman)
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)
Redshirted entire season.

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).

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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