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Laura Mickelson
Laura Mickelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

High School:
Mira Costa

Last College:
Loyola Marymount

Position:
Distances

Experience:
1V

2008-09: Added a veteran presence in her one season in the purple and gold, and competed at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 18th in the 5,000-meters in a time of 17:20.05 ... ran 17:10.90 at the Stanford Invitational, placing 23rd in section two ... sixth in the 3k at the UW-WSU dual in 9:38.87 ... indoors, placed 10th at the MPSF Championships in the 5k in a season-best 16:54.46 ... did not compete during cross country after transferring from Loyola Marymount.

2007-08 (LMU): Earned second consecutive NCAA Cross Country Championships bid as an individual, placing 61st overall in Terre Haute ... was 15th at the NCAA West Regional, earning All-West Region ... placed second at the WCC Cross Country Championships ... named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American.

2006-07 (LMU): Named LMU Female Student-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season... won the WCC Cross Country Championship with a 6k time of 21:16 ... finished seventh at the NCAA West XC Regional to qualify for the NCAA Championship, where she finished 50th in the nation ... was an All-WCC first-team selection for the second straight season ... won three other regular season titles at the Cal State Fullerton Invitational, SDSU Aztec Invitational, and the Cal Poly Invitational ... named the WCC Female Runner of the Month for September and October ... in track, ran 34:53.16 over 10,000m to go under the NCAA provisional qualifying time ... won the 1500m at the Occidental Distance Carnival... qualified for the NCAA Regional for the second straight year in the 5000m, where she finished fifteenth.

2005-06 (LMU): Named LMU Female Student-Athlete of the Year... a first-team All-WCC selection after placing seventh in 18:23 ... finished in the top-30 at the NCAA West Regional (21:22) ... in track, became the first LMU athlete ever to advance to the NCAA National Championships, where she finished 22nd in the 5000m in 16:43.61 ... finished track season with three school records: 1500m (4:34.42, Occidental Invite), 3000m (9:53.57, UC Irvine Collegiate Classic), and the 5000m (16:30.4, Cardinal Invitational).

2004-05 (LMU): During cross country, finished sixth overall at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 19:57.90 ... clocked a time of 24:06 (73rd overall) at the Stanford Invitational ... finished in the top-25 with a season-best time of 19:26 at the WCC Championship ... clocked a 23:30 mark at the NCAA Regionals.

High School and Personal: Born in Neenah, Wisconsin ... parents are Scott and Peg Mickelson and Julie and Ralph Quiñones ... has an older brother, Eric, and an identical twin sister, Sara ... Sara ran track for UC Irvine from 2004-08 ... recorded a top-15 finish at the tough Bay League cross country championships and went on to run 5:06 for the 1600m on the track in 2004 ... was a three-time letterwinner and captain of her senior track team ... is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy.

Major Meets
2004 WCC XC - 25th
2004 Regional XC - 140th
2005 WCC XC - 7th
2005 Regional XC - 30th
2006 Regional TF - 4th, 5000m
2006 NCAA-O - 22nd, 5000m
2006 WCC XC - 1st
2006 Regional XC - 7th
2006 NCAA XC - 50th
2007 Regional TF - 15th, 5000m
2007 WCC XC - 2nd
2007 Regional XC - 15th
2007 NCAA XC - 61st
2009 MPSF TF - 10th, 5000m
2009 Pac-10 TF - 18th, 5000m

Collegiate Bests
1500m: 4:34.42
5000m: 16:30.4
10000m: 34:52

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