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Laura Carleton
Position: Cross Country
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Lake Charles, La.
High School: St. Louis HS
Major: Business Administration
Born: 09/23/1989
Laura Carleton XC Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/21/2010

2010
Best runner on the 2010 team, pacing the Lady Tigers in five of their six meets ... 2010 All-Louisiana selection ... Compiled three top-10 finishes with best result coming at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede where she finished third in a 5k time of 18:06.10 ... Bested previous career times in the 5k (18:03.61 at Chile Pepper Festival) and 6k (21:24.28 at LSU Invitational).

2009
One of the most consistent performers as a sophomore, competing in all five meets for the Lady Tigers...Posted her best 5K time at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa with a 19:41.30...Notched her career-best 6K time at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 23:15.50...Her highest finish, 22nf place, came at the LSU Invitational on Sept. 26.

2008
One of the top Freshman performers competing in all six meets...Her best 5K time came at the Tiger Invitational, where she posted an 18:48.2, nearly a two minute improvement from her 20:33.3 time two weeks earlier at the Pre-SEC meet in Starkville...Ran her fastest 6K time at the SEC Championships, clocking a 23:16.11...Ran in the NCAA South Central Regional meet and clocked a 23:39.5

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered four years in cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field under head coach Perry Yoder at St. Louis Catholic High School ... Was the 2008 track and field all-regional and all-district MVP ... Won the 2008 State Championship in 1600 meters and 3200 meters ... 2008 state- runner-up in 800 meters ... Also earned 2007 All-State Cross Country honor ... Placed sixth in Nationals AUU in 2007 in 1500 meters and third in 4x800 meters.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 23, 1989 ... Daughter of Mike and Jackie Carleton, both of whom attended LSU ... Has two siblings: Rebecca (17) and Ellen (15) ... Graduated ranked third from St. Louis Catholic High School ... Plans to major in management.

 

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