2007 Cross Country: Competed in all six races for the Jackets and finished among Tech's top five runners in five races ... Best finish of the season came at the UTC Invitational 2-mile with a time of 12:01, good enough for 21st overall ... Crossed the line in 19:31 in the Vanderbilt Classic 5k ... Finished the Greater Louisville Classic 5k with a time of 19:12 ... Tech's fourth finisher in the Pre-National Invitational 6k with a time of 22:48 ... Finished 78th overall in the ACC Championships 6k with a time of 24:30 ... Finished 83rd overall and fifth among Tech runners in the NCAA South Region Championships 6k with a time of 23:49.
2006 Cross Country: Competed in five races for Tech ... Finished the Belmont Opener 4K race in 20th place in a time of 14:56.52 ... Crossed the line 31st in a time of 19:59 in the 5K race at the Tennessee Invitational ... Placed 74th overall (19:17) in the 5K race at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Finished 79th overall with a time of 14:53.3 on the 6K course at the ACC Championships.
2005 Cross Country: Competed in four races for Tech ... Finished 27th overall at the Mercer Atlanta Invitational with a time of 14:31 in the 2-mile race ... Placed 34th with a time of 19:16 in the 5K at the Florida State Invitational ... Was Tech's fifth finisher at the Notre Dame Invitational, reaching the finish line of the 5K in a time of 18:59 ... Finished in 23:58 in the 6K race at the Chile Pepper Invitational.
2004 Cross Country: Placed in the top seven in all five events entered during the season ... Finished 16th overall at the Georgia State Invite with a time of 19:38 putting her sixth among Tech runners at the event ... Fastest 5k time came at the Notre Dame Invite where she posted a 19:20 to place her sixth on the Tech team ... Finished seventh on the team at the 6k Chile Pepper Invitational and ACC Championships ... Turned in her best 6k performance of the year at the NCAA South Region race, running a 24:13 as the sixth place finisher in the Jackets' squad.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track under coaches Scott Gowan and Janet Scott (O'Neill High School) ... Captured regional and district titles in the 5000 meters as a senior ... Won the 1600 and 3200 at the District and Regional Championships in senior year ... Posted a first-place finish in the 3200 at the City Championships as a junior and senior ... Earned all-state honors from 2000-03 ... Won a district title in the 3200 as a junior and captured the 1500 at the Regional Championships as a sophomore ... Lettered in four seasons in cross country ... Tabbed team's Most Valuable Runner for track and cross country in sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Earned first team All-Big Bend honors in junior and senior seasons and selected as the Big Bend Runner of the Year as a senior in cross country ... Holds school record in the 3200, 5000 and DMR events ... Key Club International, Beta, Marine Biology and Art club participant ... National Honor Society ... Graduated in top five percent of senior class.
Personal: Born Maria Maija Hampton on April 29, 1986, in Ft. Benning, Ga. ... Parents are Scott and Kristi Hampton ... Has a younger sister, Kaia (14) ... Enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, writing and church activities ... Majoring in science, technology and culture.