Head coach John Sauerhage optimistic about men's and women's squads
AT UT ARLINGTON Cross Country Highlights: 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.
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: 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).
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: 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.
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.
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.