|Last School:||Sovereign Grace Academy|
2011-12: Competed in three indoor meets ... Opened collegiate career at Blue Raider Invitational, taking eighth in Mile (5:27.92) ... Top BU finisher in 3000m Section 1, taking fourth with a time of 10:12.87, at Birmingham Invitational ... At Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships finished 10th in 3000m (10:14.74) and 5000m (17:53.29) ... Competed in three outdoor meets ... Took 44th in deep 800m field at Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational ... Also took 14th in 3000m (10:09.43) at same meet ... At highly competitive Duke Invitational was top BU finisher, taking fifth in 5000m (17:22.89) ... At Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships finished seventh in 10,000m (37:57.81) and 15th in 5000m.
Prior to Belmont: Ran for Sovereign Grace Academy while in high school ... Was All Mid-State Champion in 2010 ... Also was team captain and three year letterwinner in swimming.
Personal: Born Maria Carolyn Elbon on November 25, 1992 in Ann Arbor, Michigan ... Daughter of Andrew Elbon and Mary Steinkamp ... Majoring in biology.