2012 CROSS COUNTRY - Finished 2nd on the team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional despite running in only two events in 2012... Placed 76th overall at regional in 22:31 over 6K course as Terps finnished 13th as a team...Also competed at Lehigh Paul Short Run, finishing 5th on the team in 23:02.
2011 CROSS COUNTRY - Did not compete in 2011.
2010 CROSS COUNTRY - Only Terrapin to run in all six events during season... Had top-20 finish in collegiate debut, placing 15th overall and first Terp to the line at the Mount St. Mary's Duals (20:07.8) over 5K... Scored for Maryland at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, placing 128th overall with 23:28 clocking over 6K course... Was 35th in Open Division race at Lehigh Paul Short Run, going 23:24 over 6K... Also went 23:24 over 6K at the Penn State National... Placed 99th overall at the ACC Championships at BC, running 23:26.9 on 6K course.
BEFORE MARYLAND - National Honor Society member at Winston Churchill HS in Potomac... Twice a member of All-America relay teams in DMR and 4x800... All-Montgomery County honoree in cross country as a junior and indoors in the 800... Holds Churchill school records in 800 (2:16), 1,600 (5:06) and 4x800 (9:22)... Finished 9th at 4A regionals as a senior in cross country as Bulldogs went on to finish 7th as a team... Finished 2nd in 1,600 at track regionals and was second at county meet in 800... Bulldogs were 4th as a team at states in 2010... Second in 800 at indoor state meet in 2009... Also posted a pre-Maryland PR of 19:08 at 5K.
PERSONAL - Daughter of Abdelmajid and Batoul Fikri... Has two older brothers, Omar and Anwar... Majoring in biology with a minor in Arabic... Visited Morocco for a summer... Worked on improving her mile speed during the summer... Hopes to be a pediatrician after college... Steve Prefontaine is her sports hero and Barack Obama is her non-sports hero... Pretended to be Mia Hamm while growing up as a kid... Chose Maryland over Miami.