UNLV: Transferred to UNLV after running two years at Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) for both the cross country and track and field teams.
2010: Ran in five cross country meets ... Best 5k time was 18.52.7 at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 18 - Riverside, Calif.) ... Best 6k time was 27:33.9 at the Mountain West Conference Championships (Oct. 29 - Laramie, Wyo.) ... Finished 69th at the MWC Championships.
2009: Ran in six cross country meets and the NCAA Regionals ... Best 5k time was 18:51 at the Bronco Invitational (Oct. 17 - Santa Clara, Calif.) ... Best 6k time was 23:31 at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 26 - Palo Alto, Calif.) ... Finished 45th (24:09) at the MWC Championships (6k) in Orem, Utah (Oct. 31) ... Finished 118th (24:10.49) at the NCAA Regionals (6k) in Eugene, Ore. (Nov. 14).
Cerritos Track and Field: Helped the team win consecutive championships on the state (California Community College Athletic Association), regional (Southern California) and conference (South Coast) levels in 2008 and `09 ... In 2008, finished fourth at the state championships in the 10,000 meters (40:30.16) and won the conference title in the 5000 meters (19:05) ... In 2009, finished seventh at the state championships in the 10,000 meters (38:58.73) and second at the Southern California Championships in the same event (41:05.01).
Cerritos Cross Country: Helped the team to a South Coast Conference championship in 2008, a year after finishing second in 2007 ... Team also placed fourth (2007) and fifth (2008) in the state championships and fifth (2007) and sixth (2008) in the Southern California Championships ... In 2007, finished 35th (19:41) at the state championships, 33rd (19:59) at the Southern California Championships and ninth (19:59) at the conference championships ... In 2008, finished 38th (19:22.96) at the state championships, 43rd (19:26.43) at the Southern California Championships and ninth (19:50) at the conference championships.
High School: A 2007 graduate of John F. Kennedy HS in Granada Hills, Calif. ... Lettered twice in both cross country and track and field ... Named the Irish's MVP as a senior in cross country ... Ran a personal best time of 19:20 in a three-mile cross country race ... Competed in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races (track) and finished with personal best times of 5:30 and 12:30, respectively ... Named to the All-Empire League as a junior ... Chosen as the Most Improved Player as a sophomore ... Posted the highest GPA by a student-athlete at the high school as a freshman.
Personal: Elba Lucille Beuster was born on Dec. 10, 1988, in La Palma, Calif. ... The daughter of Elba and Raymond Beuster ... Has a sister, Erica ... Majoring in sociology.