Maria Brauer
Maria Brauer
Year: SR/SR
Hometown: Oakford, Ill.
Position: Distance
Last School: Porta HS
Experience: 2L

2018 Outdoor

  • Competed in one meet

2017-18 Indoor

  • Competed in two meets

2017 Outdoor

  • Placed 12th in 10,000m at OVC Championships in season and personal best 38:33.12
  • Set 1500m season and personal best 4:48.84 to finish 11th at APSU Govs Invitational
  • Ran 5000m season and personal best 17:57.60 to take 13th at Georgia Tech Invitational 

2016-17 Indoor

  • Finished 16th in 5000m at OVC Championships in season best 18:18.12
  • Ran 3000m season and personal best 10:20.82 to finish 29th at Music City Challenge
  • Set mile season and personal best 5:16.08 to take 29th at Thundering Herd Invitational

Prior to Belmont

Prepped at Porta High in Petersburg, Ill., under coaches James Brauer and Beth French ... Owns the PHS record in the 1600m (5:03.25) ... Also set school record in three mile run (17:21) ... Four-time All-State selection ... Led team at IHSA State Cross Country Meet all four years ... Led PHS at IHSA State Track Meet in the 4x800m Relay ... 2016 IHSA All-State Academic Team ... Served as cross country team captain as a senior.


Interested in majoring in Biology with an emphasis on ecology ... Lists greatest sports thrill as being runner-up in the 1600m as a junior and having to sprint against the defending state champion, losing by a fraction of a second ... Favorite athletes are Mia Hamm, Abby D'Agostino, Mary Cain, Galen Rupp and Missy Franklin.

Personal Records

1500m (Outdoor): 4:48.84
Mile (Indoor): 5:16.08
3000m (Indoor): 10:20.82
5000m (Indoor): 18:18.12
5000m (Outdoor): 17:57.60
10,000m (Outdoor): 38:33.12
5K (XC): 18:59.1
6K (XC): 23:43