Track & Field, Cross Country

 
Lana Garner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Height:
5-2

Event:
Sprints

Lana Garner

1999 Outdoor: Had a banner year, earning All-America and all-Conference accolades . . . Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay . . . Earned All-America honors in the 400 with a 13th place finish (53.20) . . . Earned two conference championships in the 400 meters (53.34) and 4x400 relay (3:37.80) . . . Had season bests of 24.21 in the 200, 53.20 in the 400, 2:06.80 in the 800 . . . Was a key member of record-setting 4x400, 4x800 and Distance Medley relays . . .Helped Tulane capture its first Championship of Americas award at the Penn Relays in the DMR . . . Named to all-Louisiana track team.

1999 Indoor: Earned multiple All-America accolades, in the 400 meters and Distance Medley Relay . . . Key member of Tulane's nationally-ranked DMR that finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in a time of 11:14.67 . . . Also earned All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the 400 meters (53.61) . . . Captured two individual championships at the C-USA Indoor meet, winning the 400 meters (53.34) and 4x400-meter relay (3:37.80) to garner all-conference kudos as well.

1998 Cross Country: Ran in five of the six team meets . . . Best effort was a 24th-place finish at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational.

1998 Outdoor: A multiple all-conference performer . . . Ran a season-best 53.38 at the UNC Invitational, a new school record . . . Finished second at the C-USA Outdoor championships in the 400 . . . An NCAA provisional qualifier at 400m . . . Member of the nationally-ranked sprint medley and distance medley relays.

1998 Indoor: The Conference USA 400m champion with a time of 55.36 . . . Garner qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400 and finished 19th . . . Part of Tulane's DMR that won the C-USA title and finished ninth at NCAA Indoors . . . Also a member of the C-USA record-setting 4x400-meter relay team.

1997 Outdoor: Set Tulane record and was a NCAA provisional qualifier with her 53.68 time in the 400 meters.Had two first-place finishes in the 400 meters, at Florida Relays (school record) and Tulane Relays (54.36).Placed fourth at the LSU Alumni Gold Relays in the 400 meters (54.16).Had three Top Three finishes in the 800 meters, UNO Relays (2nd, 2:13.66), UCF Spring Break Invitational (2nd, 2:12.74) and LSU Invitational (3rd, 2:12.69).

1997 Indoor: Scored 12 points for Tulane at Conference USA meet.Placed third in 400 meters (57.05); ran 56.81 in heats. Also was fifth in 200 meters, running season-best 25.24.Had season-best in 400 of 55.59 at meet in Indianapolis Feb. 8 to rank No. 2 (behind fellow freshman Charlotte Plummer) on all-time Tulane list. Ranks as No. 3 all-time performer in 200. Member of second-place 4x400 relay team at C-USA meet.

Prep: Ranked second among high schoolers nationally in the 400 meters and eighth in the 200.CIF champion in 200 and 400 as a senior. Winning 400 time of 54.09 was fifth-best in the nation. Team MVP for four straight years.

Personal: Born Oct. 2, 1978, in San Diego.Full name is Lana Marie Garner.Daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth Garner.Intended major is sports medicine.

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