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2009 Women's Cross Country Roster

Laura Garrow

Port Orange, Fla.
Spruce Creek
Laura Garrow

Major: Biology

Track Events: 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m


Highlights: SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09 … Personal bests of 18:12 (5K) and 22:25.51 (6K).


2008: Raced in four meets, including the SEC Championship … Recorded a career-best 5K time at the Notre Dame Invitational as the seventh Gator to finish… First Gator to cross the finish line at the Walt Disney World Classic, placing 15th overall. 


2007: Competed in the Mountain Dew Invitational and the Tiger Invitational ... Topped a then-career best at each meet with respective times of 19:07.88 and 18:43.47.


Track Highlights: Tallied a second-place finish in the 5,000m at the 2009 Indoor Big 12/SEC Showdown … Recorded the 10th-best indoor 5,000m time in UF history at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, placing eighth overall (17:04.54) … Recorded the ninth-best outdoor 10,000m time at the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, placing fourth overall … Personal bests of 9:56.30 (i3,000m), 17:04.54 (i5,000m), 16:51.10 (o5,000m) and 35:17.66 (o10,000m).


Prep: Coached by Willie Lager and Step Gallon … Set a personal best in 1,600m at 2006 FHSAA Class 4A District 2 meet to finish first … Best 3,200m time (11:49.36) set at 2006 FHSAA Class 4A Region 1 meet, finishing fifth … Finished 11th in 1,600m at 2006 FHSAA Class 4A state meet with time of 5:27.74 … Named the Hawks track MVP in 2006 and cross country MVP in 2005 … Daytona Beach News-Journal 2005 Runner of the Year … Daytona Beach News-Journals Girls Athlete of the Week for Nov. 17-24, 2005 ... Track team captain 2005-06 … Cross country team captain 2004-05…Set high school record for 5K and was part of record-setting 4x800m relay team … Best 5K time (19:54) set at 2005 FHSAA state cross country meet to take 13th.


Personal: Daughter of Glen and Carolyn Garrow … Has a younger sister, Heather … Uncle Colin Funk ran track at Queens University from 1976-80 … Volunteers at hospitals and with Habitat for Humanity and has worked as a summer camp counselor … Chose Florida because it is instate, has a great medical program and amazing athletics … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the American Medical Student Association … Admires Roger Bannister because of how he managed stress in running and the pursuit of a medical career.


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