2014: Participated in six events ... Finished in the top three of NU runners in three events, including both the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Recorded her best 6K time of 21:22.4 at the NCAA Regional meet, which was good for third among Wildcats and 87th overall (Nov. 14) ... Posted a 5K effort of 17:28 at the Notre Dame Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Ran in five races ... Paced the Wildcats in finishing first for the team and seventh overall at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational, where she posted her best 5K time of 18:03.8 (Oct. 12) ... Named the Big Ten Runner of the Week on Oct. 15 for her performance at Parkside ... Best 6K effort came at the Dartmouth Invitational in 22:00.1, where she was NU's fifth place-winner ... Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree.
2012: Competed in four events during a strong freshman campaign ... Finished sixth for Northwestern and ran a season-best 5K time of 17:48 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), good for sixth among Wildcats ... Finished fifth for NU with a 6K time of 22:25 at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Earned a trip to the Big Ten Championships at Michigan State as an alternate for the Wildcats.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... Two-time first-team All-Big Eight Conference performer who earned second-team all-state (2011) and honorable mention all-state honors (2010) in her career ... Cross country runner-up in Big Eight Conference as a senior ... Placed second in her conference in 3,200-meter race as a junior ... Career-best times include 18:49 in cross country (5K) and 11:21 in two-mile track event ... Team took third in the state in 2011 and sixth in 2010 and won a sectional championship all four years of her career ... Missed portion of junior year track season due to injury ... Academic All-State honoree and National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Elena Frances Barham ... Daughter of Mary and Brad Barham ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota and Wisconsin ... Majoring in political science.