Maria DeRenzo
Maria DeRenzo
Height: 5-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Oakland Catholic
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2017 (Junior): Competed in four events during her junior season… Recorded a season-best 6K time of 26:58.6 at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational on September 9… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/17:27.7/35th place (Team Finish: 17th)
  • OWU Invitational: 6K/26:58.6/179th place (Team Finish: 20th)
  • Allegheny Classic: 3 miles/22:07/113th place (Team Finish: 18th)
  • All-Ohio Open Race: 6K/27:03.3/115th place (Team Finish: 8th)

2016 (Sophomore): Competed in four races during her sophomore season… Recorded a season-best 6K time of 26:18.5 in the open race at the Inter-Regional Rumble, finishing 62nd overall and sixth among Spartan competitors in the race… Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/18:20.0/33rd place (Team Finish: 19th)
  • Behrend Invitational: 5K/25:01.1/68th place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • All Ohio XC Championships Open: 6K/28:13.0/121st place (Team Finish: 7th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 6K/26:18.5/62nd place (Team Finish: 6th)

2015 (Freshman): Competed in four races during her freshman season… Was the team’s sixth finisher at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational, placing 76th overall… Recorded a season-best 6K time of 25:33.3 in the open race at the Oberlin Inter-Region Rumble, finishing 63rd overall.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/19:23.0/33rd place
  • Penn State-Behrend Invitational: 5K/24:16.3/76th place
  • All-Ohio XC Championships: 6K/26:40.5/189th place
  • Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 6K/25:33.3/63rd place

Personal: Born December 9… daughter of Paul and Barbara… received highest academic honors all four years in high school.