Maria Brauer
Maria Brauer
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oakford, Ill.
Last School: Porta HS
Experience: 3L


  • Competed in four events
  • Finished 12th at the Belmont Opener with a 5K time of 19:55.66


  • Did not compete


  • Finished 63rd at OVC Championships 5K in 19:13.9
  • Ran season best 18:59.1 at the Joe Piane Invitational to finish 136th.

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 (Outdoor): 17:57.60
10,000m (Outdoor): 38:33.12
5K (XC): 18:59.1
6K (XC): 23:43.5