UNLV athletics placed 77 student-athletes on the Spring 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
UNLV track & field witnesses 10 student-athletes set personal bests in seven events Saturday.
UNLV's Ayana Gales sits in second place through four heptathlon events.
UNLV track & field hosts two-day meet this weekend at Partridge Stadium.
UNLV had 19 individuals, two relays finish eighth or better at the Pasadena Games.
UNLV: Listed in the outdoor performance list ... Listed as an individual in the 5000m (third) ... A six-time Academic All-Mountain West Team member, four times for cross country (2009, '10, '11 and '12) and twice for track & field (2010 and '12) ... Earned the conference's scholar-athlete award in cross country once (2009-10).
2012: Ran in six outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 1500m (three times) and 5000m (six times) ... Fastest 1500m time was 4:55.91 at the UNLV Classic ... Fastest 5000m time was 17:17.44 at the Aztec Invitational ... Finished first in the 5000m twice: Pasadena City Games (17:40.00) and Cunningham Invitational (18:05.51) ... Ran in four indoor meets, including the MW Indoor Championships ... Participated in the 3000m (three times) and 5000m (three times) ... Fastest 3000m time was 10:23.75 at the MW Indoor Championships ... Fastest 5000m time was 18:15.33 at the UW Invitational.
2011: Ran in five outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 1500m (twice) and 5000m (three times) ... Fastest 1500m time was 4:52.86 at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Fastest 5000m time was 17:31.04 at the UCSD Triton Invitational ... Ran in four indoor meets, including the MW Indoor Championships ... Participated in the 3000m (four times), mile (once) and distance medley (once) ... Fastest 3000m time was 10:23.35 at the MW Indoor Championships ... Ran the mile in 5:22.95 at the NAU Open ... Ran the distance medley in 12:30.99 at the MW Indoor Championships ... Finished first in the 3000m at the NAU Team Challenge (10:50.95).
2010: Ran in five outdoor meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Participated in the 5000m (four times) and 10,000m (once) ... Fastest 5000m time was 17:51.79 at the Steve Scott Invitational ...Ran the 10,000m in 40:46.19 at the MW Outdoor Championships.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Galt HS in Galt, Calif. ... Lettered four times in cross country, swimming and track ... Helped the Warriors reach the state meet for the first time in school history ... Named varsity MVP in cross country four times, and three times each in track (distance) and swimming ... Selected Galt's Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... Personal bests included 11:11.14 in the 3,200, 10:14 in the 3,000 and 5:10 in the mile ... Qualified twice for the state cross country meet and finished 20th as a junior and 29th as a senior ... Qualified for the USATFF Nationals in cross country and finished seventh as a junior and fourth as a senior ... Finished fourth, as a junior, in the 3,000 at a meet run at Stanford with a time of 10:14 ... Ran club from 2005-08 for the Pacific United Track Club and finished fourth at the 2008 USA Junior Nationals in 3,200 ... Swam club from 2002-09 for the Lodi City Swim Club.
Personal: Lauren Michelle Petersen was born on July 4, 1991, in Los Gatos, Calif. ... The daughter of Diane and Bruce Petersen ... Has two sisters, Ashley and Madison ... Majoring in elementary education.