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Laura Halverson
Laura Halverson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mica, Wash.

High School:
Freeman

Event:
Steeple/Distances

Birthdate:
11/19/1982

Experience:
3V

Broke UW steeple record at the 2004 West Regional ... ran fourth in the steeple at the 2004 Pac-10 meet ... missed the entire 2003 track season with an injury ... captained UW's cross country squad to its eighth-straight NCAA appearance in 2004, the nation's sixth-longest active streak.2004-05Placed 10th at the MPSF Championships in the 5000m running a 17:43.28...won the 1500m at the UW Outdoor Preview running a 4:38.13. 2004 (Cross Country): Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... co-captained the UW women to a 23rd-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... ran fifth for UW at the NCAA and regional meets, and was fourth on the squad at Pac-10s ... also ran in the open race at Pre-Nationals. 2003-04: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention for cross country and track ... UW's top steepler, placing fourth at the Pac-10 meet and 14th at the NCAA West Regional ... Regional time of 10:33.28 set a UW record ... lowered steeple PR all four times she ran the event in 2004 ... helped UW's cross country squad to fourth at the 2003 Pac-10 meet, running sixth for UW, and 39th overall ... placed fifth at the Emerald City Invite, and was 17th at Sundodger ... also ran at the Notre Dame and Geoduck Invites. 2002-03: An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 cross country honoree ... ran in just a handful of indoor meets before redshirting the track season with an injury ... ran five times in the fall ... was fifth on the squad at the Pac-10 meet, sixth at the Regional, and fifth at the NCAA Championships. 2001-02: Steeple PR of 11:05.04 led all UW women ... placed 11th in the event at Pac-10s ... set a Husky Stadium steeple record, since broken, with a mark of 11:19.99 in steady snow at the Husky Classic ... was 10th in the steeple at the Drake Relays ... limited indoors by an injury ... ran in six of seven cross country meets in 2001, missing only the NCAAs ... was ninth overall in UW debut at the Emerald City Invite ... one of five freshmen in the team's top-seven ... was fifth on the squad at Pac-10s, and sixth at the NCAA Regional.

High School and Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1982 ... parents are Linda and Neil ... has four siblings; Patti, Denise, Alan and Joe ... three-time state cross country champ ... placed ninth at the 2000 Nike Border Clash ... on the track, earned three state titles and 10 top-five state finishes ... in 2001, swept state titles at 1600m, in 5:03, and at 3200m, in 11:15 ... 3200m title was her second-straight, having won in 11:44 in 2000 ... also netted a second (1600m) and a third (800m) at state in 2000 ... never finished below second at state in the 3200m ... carried a 4.0 GPA ... entered UW as a junior academically.

UW Career Bests
1500m....... 4:38.13
Steeple....... 10:33.28
Mile (indoor)....... 4:57.97
3000m (indoor)....... 9:58.15
XC: 5000m....... 17:37
6000m....... 21:46

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