2013 Outdoor: At Western Athletic Conference May 8-11, finished 21st in 5000 meter run with a time of 18:26.71 ... At OSU High Performance Twilight Apr. 26, earned sixth in 5000 meter run with a time of 18:19.27 ... At WAR VI Team Dual Apr. 12-13, took 25th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:03.46 ... At Willamette Invitational April 6, finished second in the 5000 meter run with a time of 18:16.77 ... At Oregon Preview Mar. 16, ran 3000 meter run in 10:38.77
2013 Indoor: At the WAC Indoor Championships Feb. 21-23, ran the 5000 meter run in 19:15.21 ... At UW Invitational Jan. 25, ran 5000 meter run in 19:01.49 ... At UW Indoor Preview Jan. 12, ran 3000 meter run in 10:50.50
2012 Cross Country: Finished NCAA West Regional (9/9) in 23:06, placing 185th ... ran WAC Cross Country Championship (10/27) in 19:48, taking 56th .... finished Emerald City Open (10/13) in 24:27.3, taking 23rd place ... ran Sundodger Invitational (9/15) in 24:22.23, finishing 88th ... finished UW/SU Open Aug. 31 in 18:52.06 for first collegiate race.
High School: Elena was a three-year letterwinner in cross country and a two-year letterwinner in track and field at Nathan Hale High School. In cross country, she finished in sixth place in the metro championships, in eighth place in the district championships, and in 26th place in the state championships. She earned the most inspirational award from her teammates four times: twice for track and field, once for cross country, and once for cheerleading.
Personal: Elena is the daughter of Veronica Diligencia and Charles Smith, and she has two older siblings (Kisha Ann and Kofi) as well as a younger sibling (Felicidad). Born January 31, 1994, Elena is a nursing major.