Men's team looking to advance to Terra Haute, Ind.
Competed in four meets for Houston this season...Finished 61st at the 40th Annual Rice Invitational where she crossed the line in 19:18.18...Opened the season with a 14th place 13:18 at the HBU Season Opener
SOPHOMORE (2014): Did not see action in any meets for Houston in 2014.
FRESHMAN (2013): Gonzales joined Cougars mid-season... She competed in the final three meets of the season... Gonzales placed 68th at the inaugural American Athletic Conference championships (6K) with a time of 26:26.83.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ran Cross Country for her head coach and mother Hilda Gonzales for the Lions...Four time Cross Country Team MVP while at Pope John XXIII High School...2011 Cross Country TAPPS 4A Runner-Up State Champion...Finished in the top-15 at the 2012 Cross Country State Championships...Finished top-30 in her freshman season at the 2009 State Championships.
PERSONAL: Full name is Maria Elisa Garrido Gonzales...Born September 30, 1994...Daughter of John and Hilda Gonzales...Has one brother; John Paul...Mother swam for the University of Houston...Enjoys Triathlons and horseback riding...Also competed in Track and Field, Swimming and Soccer in high school