Wildcats' 15.83 awards per fall sport lead conference by a wide margin
2014: Participated in three events ... Recorded her best 5K time of 19:30.6 at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational, which placed her 10th for the 'Cats and 69th overall (Oct. 11) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Ran in one event this season at the NIU Huskie Open, where she finished 15th on the team and 43rd overall with a 5K time of 20:44.25 (Nov. 8) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Competed in four events ... Recorded a season-best 5K time of 19:21.21 at the Northern Illinois Open (Nov. 2) ... Ran a 23:29 for her season-best 6K time and finished seventh for the 'Cats in a split squad event at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) ... Also competed at Spartan Invitational and Loyola Lakefront Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Ran in three meets during her freshman campaign, beginning the year at the Crusader Open hosted by Valparaiso and crossing in 22:00 in the 5K race ... Lowered her time significantly in her next two outings, posting a time of 21:11 at the Huskie Open and 20:14 in the Illini Open.
High School: Earned 2010 all-state 4x800 winter/spring honors ... All-county selection in cross country all four years ... Anchored the 4x800 at her state meet in 2010, helping her team place fifth in 9:04 ... Career-best times include 19:21 in the 5K, 10:36 in the 3K and 4:56 in the 1,500 ... Team captain in cross country, indoor and outdoor track ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Elizabeth Anne Fierro ... Daughter of Tom and Andrea Fierro ... Chose Northwestern over Holy Cross ... Majoring in biological sciences with a minor in cognitive science.