Women's Cross Country Has Five Huskies Tabbed to All-Region Team
2011-12: Cross Country: Was the top finisher at the CCSU Invite with a time of 17:10...Placed 7th at the Roy Griak Invitational (20:52)...Ran 20:55 to place 3rd at Penn State Nationals...Placed 8th at the BIG EAST Championship (20:16.0)...Placed 6th at the NCAA Northeast Regionals (20:54.0) to become the fourth Husky ever to qualify for NCAA Championships...Finished 53rd at the NCAA Championships (20:39.5).
2010-11: Cross Country:Placed 13th at the BIG EAST Preview (19:42)... Finished the Roy Griak Invitational in 22:43 to place 86th... Placed 18th at the New England Championships in 18:08... UConn's top finisher at the BIG EAST Championships, placing 30th in 22:06... Top finisher placing 41st at the NCAA Northeast Regionals (21:19). Indoor: BIG EAST and ECAC Qualifier... Finished 3rd at the ECAC Championships in the 3000m (9:32.28) which is a new school record... Placed 5th in the New England Championships for the 1 mile (4.52.53)... Finished 7th at the BIG EAST Championships in the 5000m (16:35.02), also a school record... Finished 1st at the Penn State Nationals in the 5000m (16:50.81). Outdoor: NCAA, BIG EAST and ECAC Qualifier... Placed 22nd at the NCAA Finals for the 10000m (36:01.52)... Finished 5th at the ECAC Championships in the 3000m (9:33.13) while setting a new program record... Finished 7th at the BIG EAST Championships in the 5000m (16:37.34) which is another program record... Took 1st at the UConn Invite in the 3000m (9:35.58)... Ran (33:51.21) at the NCAA East to advance to the finals at Drake Stadium in Iowa... That time gave her a new program record.
High School: Attended Bunnell High... Named All-State and All-Conference in cross country in 2007, 2008 and 2009... All-New England in 2008 and 2009... 2009 New Haven and Connecticut Post MVP... Captained the cross country team in 2008 and 2009... In track, named All-New England and All-American in the indoor 5000 meters... All-State indoor selection in 2010... Captained the indoor track team in 2008 and 2009... Named to the All-Conference Academic Team in cross country (2009), indoor track (2010) and outdoor track (2010).
Personal: Lauren Elizabeth is the daughter of Wayne and Maureen Sara... an exploratory major... born March 31, 1992.