Lauren Petersen
Lauren Petersen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Galt, Calif.

High School:
Galt HS

02/05/2013

Six Harriers Earn Academic Recognition

Lauren Petersen was named to the Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team for fourth time

10/26/2012

Rebels Finish Ninth At Conference Meet

Lauren Petersen was the top finisher for UNLV.

10/23/2012

Rebels Host Conference Championships

The Mountain West Cross Country Championships will be held at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex on Friday.

10/13/2012

Harriers Run Their Way To Northridge Invite Crown

UNLV's Lauren Petersen wins the women's 5K in a time of 17:54.51.

10/12/2012

California Bound

Cross country team heads back to California for the Northridge Invitational.

UNLV: A recipient of the Mountain West's Scholar-Athlete Award (2009-10) in both cross country and track ... Selected academic all-conference six times, four times in cross country (2009, '10, '11 and '12) and twice in track (2010 and '12).

Petersen's Track & Field Bio

2012: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Best 4K time was 15:48 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 17:54.51 at the Northridge Invitational ... Best 6K time was 23:08.85 at the MW Championships ... Finished 54th at the MW Championships.

2011: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 4K time was 15.20 at the Nevada Twilight Classic ... Best 5K time was 18:43 at the Aztec Invite ... Best 6K time was 21:54.16 at the Northridge Invitational ... Finished 22nd (22:21.8) at the MW Championships (6K) ... Finished 82nd (21:58) at the NCAA West Regional.

2010: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 5K time was 17:32.9, which she did twice, the first was at the UC Riverside Invitational and the second was at the Bronco Invitational ... Best 6K time was 21:47.56 at the NCAA West Regional ... Finished 23rd (23:01.8) at the MW Championships ... Finished 90th at the NCAA West Regional.

2009: Ran in six meets, including the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Regional ... Best 5K time was 18:34.6 at the UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational ... Best 6K time was 22:53.92 at the NCAA West Regional ... Finished 49th (24:08.8) at the MW Championships (6K) ... Finished 95th at the NCAA West Regional.

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.

 
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