Men's team wins league title with all-around victory.
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: 2016 • Placed fifth in the 5000 meters at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a time of 17:12.37. • Took ninth in the 3000m (10:08.16) at the SBC meet. • Had a season-best 3000m time of 9:54.77 in a sixth-place showing at the Charlie Thomas Invitational.
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.