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  Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Lugoff-Elgin

Height:
5-5

Position:
Distance

Major:
Nursing

2009 XC: Set a personal-best time of 18:39.40 at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) as she finished 25th ... Finished 28th at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) after a time of 19:07 ... Best finish of the season came at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) when she finished 12th ... Teamed with Emily Tangwar to take second at the Wofford Relays (9/1) ... Finished 18th at the Eye Opener (9/5).

2009 Outdoor: Earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the A-Sun Championships in 11:56.47 in only her second time competing in the event (5/15)...Also competed in the 5,000-meter run and 1,600-meter relay at the meet ... Finished third in the steeplechase at the Furman Invitational (4/11) ... Earned the second-best finish of the season in the 3,000-meter at the Wofford Dual Meet with a time of 10:58.32 (4/17) ... Saw action in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs at the Winthrop Invitational (3/27) ... Competed in the 10,000-meter run at the Duke Invitational, posting a finish in 40:24.71 (4/3) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008-09 Indoor: Competed in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs at the A-Sun Championships (2/20)...Set a personal-best time of 19:11.44 in the 5,000 at the meet ... Also competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Carolina Invitational, setting a personal-best time in the event with a finish of 11:04.61 (2/13) ... Set a personal-best time of 5:37.77 in the mile run at the Clemson Games (1/31).

2008 XC: Finished second for the Spartans and 33rd at the A-Sun Championships with a season-best time of 19:20 (11/1) ... Consistently finished fourth for the Spartans ... Finished 23rd at Mercer Invitational (9/27) ... Finished 27th at the Furman Invitational (10/11) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

High School: Lettered in volleyball, track and field and cross country ... Was a team captain in both track and field and cross country ... Won regional meet in cross country twice ... Placed 11th at the state high school meet as a senior ... Placed sixth in both the mile- and two-mile-runs at the state meet during her senior year... Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee ... Member of the Beta Club and National Honors Society.

Personal: Born on Feb. 20, 1990 ... Daughter of Gene and Carlette Walker ... Has one brother, Eli ... A nursing major ... Enjoys horseback riding and has a horse, Dusty ... Favorite movies are the Harry Potter series ... Enjoys the Twilight series of books ... Favorite TV show is "America's Next Top Model" ... Admires her parents ... Favorite musical artist is Regina Spector ... Favorite actress is Scarlett Johanson ... Favorite athlete is American steeplechase athlete Anna Willard.

Walker's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
Mile Run	5:37.77, Clemson Games (1/31/09)
3,000-Meter Run	11:04.61, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
5,000-Meter Run	19:11.44, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Outdoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:32.40, Winthrop Invitational (3/27/09)
1,500-Meter Run	5:14.07, Winthrop Invitational (3/27/09)
3,000-Meter Run	10:58.43, Wofford Dual Meet (4/17/09)
3,000-Meter Steeplechase	11:56.47, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
5,000-Meter Run	18:56.63, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
10,000-Meter Run	40:24.71, Duke Invitational (4/3/09)

 
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