AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05)
OUTDOOR: Ran the 5000 meters twice, posting a top time of 22:15.66 at the LSU Relays (3/26). INDOOR: Competed in four meets, registering a top time of 12:37.46 in the 3000-meter run at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (1/28). CROSS COUNTRY: Represented the Wave in two meets, posting a time of 24:34.51 in the five-kilometer Southern Miss Invitational (9/10).
5K: 20:44.24 (9/12/03)
6K: 25:13.50 (9/27/03)
3,000 Meters: 12:37.46 (1/28/05)
5,000 Meters: 21:12.95 (1/21/05)
5,000 Meters: 20:39.69 (3/27/04)
AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04)
OUTDOOR: Ran the 5,000 in three meets for the Wave, recording a personal best of 20:39.69 at the LSU Relays (3/27). CROSS COUNTRY: Ran in five meets for the Green Wave, helping the team to four team victories. Her top five-kilometer time of 20:44.24 came at the Southern Miss Invitational (9/12/03).
Lettered in cross country and track for four years, earning all-district honors four times and all-region accolades once. Helped the Lady Dragons to the Texas State Championship in cross country in 2000 as well as second-place finishes in 1999 and 2001. As a senior, captained the team to the regional championship. Ran the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in track, helping her team to a pair of district titles. Won the district title in the 1,600 and 3,200 as a junior in 2002.
Full name is Lauren Marie Swenson. Born January 21, 1985 in Houston. The daughter of Mike and Cecilia Swenson. The valedictorian of her high school and a member of the National Honor Society. Majoring in communications at Tulane. Selected to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll for 2003-04 and 2004-05.