- Laura Garrow
- Port Orange, Fla.
- Spruce Creek
3,000m: 9:56.30, 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, Lexington, Ky.
5,000m: 17:04.54, 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, Lexington, Ky.
5,000m: 16:51.10, 2009 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
10,000m: 35:17.66, 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
2009 AS A SOPHOMORE: Recorded the ninth-best outdoor 10,000-meter run time in school history at the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships, placing fourth overall Tallied a career-best time of 16:51.10 in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays Charted the 10th-best indoor 5,000-meter time in school history at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, placing eighth overall (17:04.54) Took second place in the 5,000-meter run at the 2009 SEC/Big 12 Showdown.
2007 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 10:43.24 (3,000m) and 18:13.78 (5,000m) Competed in four meets (two indoor, two outdoor) Took 12th in 5,000m at Pepsi Florida Relays with time of 18:13.78 Finished 13th in 5,000m at Florida State Relays with time of 18:41.90 Ran 10:43.24 in 3,000m at Diet Pepsi Invitational to finish 17th Joined Gators just prior to Florida Intercollegiate and ran 10:49.20 in 3,000m at the meet.
XC: Personal bests of 18:12 (5K) and 22:25.51 (6K) Has competed in six races during her Florida career First Gator to cross the finish line at the 2008 Walt Disney World Classic, placing 15th overall.
HIGH SCHOOL/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.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Laura Anne Garrow on June 5, 1988, in Clearwater, Fla. 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.
MAJOR: Biology, Pre-med