Elsbeth Denton
Elsbeth Denton


Vestavia Hills, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills


Cross Country/Distance


Cross County Women Finish 6th; Men 14th At NCAA South Regional

Katelyn Greenleaf led the Crimson Tide women with a 24th place finish, while Gil Walton finished 66th to lead the UA men


Alabama Finishes 11th In Both Divisions at SEC Cross Country Championships

The UA men's team finished with 309 points while the women's team amassed 268 points


Cross Country Women Wins Crimson Classic; Men Finish Fifth

The Alabama women secured first place with four individual top-25 finishes to beat Tennessee by 20 points on the 5-kilometer course


Cross Country Competes at Notre Dame Invitational

The Crimson Tide, fielding a roster almost entirely made up of freshmen in both divisions, showed progress against the toughest field it has faced thus far this season


Cross Country Women Place 5TH, Men Take 15TH, at Commodore Classic

The Crimson Tide ran on the same course that will host the Southeastern Conference Championships in October

Career Bests
• 800 meters - 2:17.40
• 1,000 meters - 2:57.05
• 1,500 meters - 4:29.55
• Mile - 4:57.49

Cross Country
• 4 kilometers - 15:04.44
• 5 kilometers - 18:07
• 6 kilometers - 22:07.51

Junior (2011-12)
Outdoor Season
Came in 29th in the 1,500-meter preliminaries at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:39.69 ... placed sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:35.84 ... recorded a time of 4:42.93 in the 1,500 meters at the Spec Towns Invitational ... finished fifth overall in the 1,500 meters at the Ole Miss Invitational with a time of 4:35.93 ... timed a 2:22.62 in the 800 meters at the Bulls Invitational to finish 21st overall.

Indoor Season
Ran a 4:59.64 in mile prelims at SEC Championships ... recorded personal best in 1,000 meters at Texas A&M Invitational with time of 2:57.05 ... season-best time of 4:59.62 by finishing sixth in the mile at the New Balance Invitational ... finished 10th overall in the mile at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener ... timed a 5:11.90 in the mile at Auburn Invitational.

Cross Country
Placed 104th at the NCAA South Regional with a 6-kilometer time of 23:03.8 ... finished 78th overall in the 6-kilometer SEC Championships with a time of 23:11.34 ... ran a season best time of 18:27.95 for a 29th place finish at the 5-kilometer Crimson Classic ... was 169th at the Greater Louisville Classic with a 18:57.99 5-kilometer time ... came in 20th with a time of 18:42.40 at the 5-kilometer Commodore Classic ... finished 32nd at the Georgia Invitational with a 5-kilometer time of 19:22.68.

Sophomore (2010-11)
Cross Country
Competed in all six cross country meets ... finished 76th at the NCAA South Region Championships with the best 6 kilometer time of her career at 22:07.51 ... was 48th at the SEC meet ... was the Tide's third finisher at the Pre-National meet ... came in 23rd at the Crimson Classic.

Indoor Season
Ran the Tide's best time in the mile on the season with 5:02.52 finish to come in 13th at the SEC Championships ... finished sixth in the mile at the Adidas Classic with 5:11.59.

Outdoor Season
Competed and placed 20th in the SEC Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.02 ... had a season-best 1,500 meters with a 4:32.75 finish to earn 16th at the SEC Championships ... finished fourth in the Alabama Relays 1,500 meters with a time of 4:41.56 ... also finished fourth in the Tiger Track Classic 3,000 meters with a time of 10:02.47 ... named to the SEC Spring Honor Roll.

Freshman (2009-10)
Cross Country
Competed in all but one race during the cross country season while running in the Tide's top seven ... placed 17th at the Crimson Classic with a season-best 5-kilometer time of 18:36.00 ... finished 54th at the SEC Cross Country Championships ... turned in a then personal-best 6-kilometer time of 22:22.72 at the NCAA South Region Championships where she finished 71st.

Indoor Season
Ran a personal best 4:57.49 in the preliminaries of the mile at the SEC Indoor Championships

Outdoor Season
Posted a personal best time of 2:17.40 in the 800 meters at the Alabama Relays, finishing 12th ... named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Brett Huber and Tom Jennings ... member of the 2005 indoor state championship team ... named most valuable runner 2006-2008 ... helped lead the 4x800-meter relay team to an indoor state championship in 2006 ... recorded a second place finish at the 2007 state cross country championships ... was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Key Club ... is the daughter of Jeff and Gracia Denton.