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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Laura Garrow

Port Orange, Fla.
Spruce Creek
Laura Garrow



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


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