|High School:||Dominican HS|
Events: 1,500M (4:48.87), Mile (5:11.79), 3,000M (IN: 10:17.56; OUT: 10:29.31), 5,000M (IN: 18:14.75; OUT: 18:11.54)
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in kinesiology … Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2012 and 2013 seasons … Lettered for the Lady Tigers during the 2012 season with an appearance in the 3,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Competed in events ranging from the 1,500 meters through 5,000 meters during the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Set personal bests in the mile and 3,000 meters indoors and 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters outdoors during her junior season in 2013 … Ran a PR of 5 minutes, 11.79 seconds in a sixth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Invitational during the indoor season … Scored a fourth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight with a run of 5:14.69 … Also ran the mile at the Tyson Invitational, taking 15th place in the college division with a time of 5:16.41 … Placed 13th in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a lifetime PR of 10:17.56 … Opened the season by running the 3k at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (10:37.44) … Finished in 10th place at the Texas A&M Triangular (10:22.02) and eighth place in the college section at the Tyson Invitational (10:22.89) in the 3,000 meters … Opened the outdoor season with a seventh-place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:51.39) and 12th-place finish in the 800 meters (2:26.96) at the Louisiana Classics … Clocked a PR of 4:48.87 for 11th place in the 1,500 meters at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational … Also ran the 3k at UCLA, finishing the race in 10:41.17 for 12th place … Set a lifetime PR of 18:11.54 in the 5,000 meters in a seventh-place finish at the LSU Relays … Placed fourth in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 18:40.10 … Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.
Lettered for the first time in her collegiate career during the 2012 indoor season … Competed in the 3,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Ky. … Finished in 21st place in the 3,000 meters at the SEC Indoor meet after clocking 10:33.48 in the event … Set a lifetime personal best of 10:19.90 in the event in a sixth-place finish in the college race at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 3k at the Razorback Invitational (10:22.52) and New Balance Collegiate Invitational (10:28.67) during the indoor season … Clocked PRs of 5:18.58 in a sixth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight and 18:14.75 in a seventh-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Saw action in five meets outdoors … Earned a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the Arizona State Tri-Meet with an outdoor PR of 10:29.31 … Finished fourth in the event at the Battle on the Bayou with a run of 10:47.98 … Competed in the 5k twice during the outdoor season, finishing in seventh place at the LSU Relays with an outdoor PR of 18:16.34 and fifth place at the LSU Alumni Gold with a run of 18:24.69 … Also ran the 1,500 meters twice at the Louisiana Classics (4:49.71) and Battle on the Bayou (4:49.16) during her sophomore season … Honored for her performance in the classroom as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career.
Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during her redshirt freshman season in 2011.
PRIOR TO LSU
A three-year letterwinner in cross country at Dominican High School under the direction of head coach Sherri Lien … Also a three-year letterwinner in track and field during her high school career under head coach Paul Garvey.
Full name is Laura Elizabeth Aleman … Born on April 4, 1991 … Parents are John and Kathryn Aleman … Has two siblings, Clayton and Kelly … An honor student at Dominican High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.