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Gabriela Alfonzo
Gabriela  Alfonzo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valencia, Venezuela

High School:
ESLHC

Event:
Distance

Experience:
3L/3L


05/29/2015

T&F: Butler, Vaughn, Blomberg run to NCAA Championships

UTA is one of just three schools in nation to qualify two in men's 100m.

05/22/2015

T&F: Thirteen individuals, two relays qualify for NCAA Prelims

Blomberg in steeplechase and Vaughn in 100m are top-3 seeds.

05/19/2015

T&F: Sauerhage repeats as SBC Men's Outdoor Coach of the Year

The Mavericks have won two straight outdoor titles since joining the league.

05/10/2015

T&F: Sweet repeat, huge performances for UTA track

Men's team wins league title with all-around victory.

05/08/2015

T&F: Distance duo impresses on day one at league meet

Craig Lautenslager becomes league champ while Gabriela Alfonzo nabs school record.

AT UT ARLINGTON
Cross Country Highlights:
2015
• Was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference performer.
• Placed fourth at the league meet with a 5k clocking of 18:13.2.
• Finished among the top 15 in five of her six meets on the year, grabbing top-five finishes on three occasions.
• Posted a 30th-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 6k time of 20:53.1.
• Named the Sun Belt Conference Co-Women's Student-Athlete of the Week


2014
• Helped lead the Mavericks to the 2014 Sun Belt Conference title, the team's first league crown since 2001.
• Placed sixth at the conference meet with a 5k time of 17:17.4 to earn second-team All-SBC accolades.
• Finished first on the team and 26th overall at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 6k time of 21:16.7.

2013
• Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference accolades.
• Placed ninth at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 18:34.9.
• Placed 35th at the Crimson Classic with a season-best 5k time of 18:09.1.
• Came in 46th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 6k clocking of 21:58.3.

2012
• Was the team's top finisher at the NCAA South Central Regional, placing 49th in 22:37.5.
• Placed 23rd at the WAC Championships with a 5k time of 18:24.5.
• Finished third at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 with a 4k time of 13:06.
• Was the squad's second finisher in the first five meets of the campaign.

Indoor Highlights:
2015
• Scored in a pair of events at the SBC Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 5000m and fifth in the 3000m.
• Her 3000m time at the SBC meet (9:52.61) ranks as the second-best clocking in school history, while her 5000m time of 17:05.90 is the No. 3 time in UTA annals.
• Won the 3000m at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 9:57.26.

2014
• Placed ninth in two events, the 3000m (9:57.68) and 5000m (17:42.84) at the Sun Belt Conference Championships.
• Took eighth in the 3000m at the Texas A&M Invitational (10:15.36).

2013
• Placed 14th in the mile (5:13.85) and in the 3000m (10:28.18) at the Western Athletic Conference Championships.
• Took third in the mile at the Sooner Invitational with a season-best time of 5:08.60.

Outdoor Highlights:
2015
• Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round for the first time in the 5000 meters, where she placed 41st in 17:16.44.
• Was the runner up in a pair of events at the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the 5000m (17:11.06) and 10000m (35:20.04).
• Her 10000m time at the league meet also set a school record.
• Smashed the school record in the 5000 meters with a clocking of 16:32.39 at the Mt. SAC Relays.
• Also qualified for the Pan American Games in the 5000 meters for Venezuela with her record-setting time.
• Earned SBC Female Track Athlete of the Week honors on April 22.
• Named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA following the season.

2014
• Scored points in two events, with fifth-place finishes in the 5000m and 10000m at the Sun Belt Conference Championships.
• Posted a time of 17:45.62 in the 5000m and a 37:00.17 in the 10000m at the league meet.
• Clocked at 36:10.21, the third-fastest 10000m time in school history, during a third-place finish at the Mt. SAC Relays.
• Garnered a season-best 5000m time of 17:21.82 to finish eighth at the Crimson Tide Invitational.

2013
• Earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors in the 10,000m after finishing fifth with a time of 37:35.00.
• Placed 16th in the WAC in the 5000m (18:10.18).
• Won the 1500m at the East Texas Invitational with a clocking of 4:35.80.

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON
• Was the No. 1-ranked distance runner in Venezuela.
• Ranked among the top girls in all of South America in 2011 Junior rankings in the 800m (2:14.90) and 1500m (4:40.79).
• Placed 1st at 2011 National Junior Championships of Venezuela in 1500m (4:52) and the 3000m flat (10:31).
• Competed in London, England, in the 2010 World Juniors, placing second.
• Was named the Under-16 Athlete of the Year in 2011.

PERSONAL
• Is the daughter of Beatriz Castillo and Jose O. Alfonzo.
• Is an engineering major.
• Was just 16 years old when she became a freshman at UT Arlington.

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