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Laura Halvorsen
Laura Halvorsen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mica, Wash.

High School:
Freeman

Position:
Distances

Experience:
1V

2002 (Cross-Country): An honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 honoree ... competed five times during the cross-country season, including all three postseason races ... was the team’s fifth finisher at the Pac-10 Championships, in 21:46, helping UW to the third-place team finish ... ran sixth on the team, 42nd overall, in a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Regional meet ... was the squad’s fifth finisher at the NCAA Championships ... was one of four freshmen or sophomores to compete in UW’s top seven at the national meet ... set 5K cross-country PR with a mark of 18:03 at the Sundodger Invitational.

2001 (Cross-Country): Ran in six of seven meets in 2001, missing just the NCAA Championships ... was ninth overall in first collegiate competition, the Emerald City Invitational ... posted a career-best 5000m mark of 18:16 in a 28th-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... one of five Husky freshmen to see time in the team’s top-seven in 2001 ... ran fifth on the squad at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 32nd overall in 22:44 ... had best 6000m time of 22:40 at Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis ... was the sixth Husky finisher at the NCAA West Regional meet, crossing the line in 24:28.

High School and Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1982 ... parents are Linda and Neil ... youngest of five siblings, including Patti (30), Denise (28), Alan (23) and Joe (19) ... high school teammate of current Husky John Russell ... a three-time Class 1A Washington state cross country champion... placed ninth at the 2000 Washington/Oregon Border Clash meet... was 50th at the 200 Foot Locker Regional cross-country meet ... on the track, earned three Class 1A state championships and 10 top-five State finishes ... doubled her pleasure with two titles at the 2001 State meet, taking the 1600m in 5:03 and the 3200m in 11:15, both personal bests ... 3200m title was her second-straight in the event, having won in 11:44 in 2000 ... also netted a second (1600m) and a third (800m) at the 2000 State meet ... never finished below second in the 3200m in four years of State Championships competition ... led team to a pair of league titles, one regional title, and three top-10 state finishes in her career ... also a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... one of four valedictorians on the Husky women’s squad ... carried a 4.0 GPA ... enters Washington as a junior academically, having earned two years of college credit while still in high school ... chose Washington over Washington State, Idaho, Portland and Eastern Washington.

Personal Best Marks
800m....... 2:28.26
1500m....... 4:45.31
1600m….... 5:03
Steeple....... 11:05.04
800m (indoor)....... 2:22.99
Mile (indoor)....... 5:36.10
XC: 5000m……. 18:03
6000m....... 21:46

Washington Track & Field
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