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Laurel Pritchard
Laurel Pritchard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vestavia Hills, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/18/1988

2009 Cross Country: Was Auburn's No. 2 or 3 runner at all six meets ... Tigers' No. 2 runner at the NCAA regional meet, finishing 27th in 21:19.48 (6k) ... Placed 29th at the SEC Championships ... Was third at the Troy Trojan Invitational (11:26.09 for two miles) and eighth at the Crimson Classic (17:58.10 for 5k).

2009 Outdoor: Finished 16th in the 5000m at the Mideast Regional Championships ... Qualified for the regionals with a time of 16:42.22, which ranks sixth in school history, while placing third at the Sun Angel Classic ... Finished eighth in the 10,000m (36:12.77) and 11th in the 5000m (17:15.48) at the SEC Championships ... Was fourth in her division in the 10,000m at the Penn Relays in 35:00.56.

2009 Indoor: Competed at just two meets ... Was fifth in the 5000m at the SEC Championships in 16:47.82 and helped the distance medley relay team finish ninth ... Had an NCAA provisional time of 16:39.69 in the 5000m at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Recorded four top-35 finishes ... Auburn's No. 2 runner in three races ... Came in 33rd at the NCAA South Regional (6K)... Had best SEC showing of career, placing 20th at 6K league championship ... Placed third at season-opening Powerade Invitational, clocking an 11:47 two-mile run.

2008 Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 5000m at the Mideast Regional Championships ... Qualified for the regionals with a time of 16:51.90, which ranks seventh in school history, while placing 13th at Penn Relays ... Placed second in the 10,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 34:40.56 that ranks third in school history ... Finished 10th in the 10,000m and 23rd in the 5000m at the SEC Championships ... Was second in the 3000m at the Tiger Track Classic in 9:49.90 and third in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in 4:36.57.

2008 Indoor: Finished 11th in the 5000m at the SEC Championships ... Season-best 5000m mark was 17:08.55 at the ISU Classic while placing 10th ... Was sixth in the mile at the Clemson Invitational and as part of the distance medley relay team.

2007 Cross Country: Finished in Auburn's top three in all six competitions ... Finished 35th overall at the 6k SEC meet in 21:59.07 ... Placed 105th overall at the South Region meet in 22:40.59 ... Auburn's top runner at the Bulldog Stampede, finishing eighth overall in 18:19.08 ... Tigers' No. 2 runner at the Tiger Invitational, finishing the 5k race in 17:49.39.

2007 Outdoor: Finished 12th in the 10,000m at the SEC Championships in 39:29.10 ... Also ran the 5,000m at the SEC meet, and at Penn, where she placed 27th in 17:46.51 ... Second in the 3000m at the Springtime Invitational in 10:13.32 ... Placed fourth in the 3k at the Sun Angel Classic in 10:06.61.

2007 Indoor: Ran the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m during the season ... Placed 12th (17:25.98) in the 5,000m at the SEC Championships ... Finished seventh (5:07.07) in the mile at the Diet Pepsi Invitational.

2006 Cross Country: Competed in Auburn's last four races ... Was the Tigers' No. 2 runner at both the SEC Championships and the NCAA South Regional ... Finished 37th at the SEC meet in 21:50.94 ... Placed 57th at the regional meet in 23:05.20 ... Was 21st at the Auburn Invitational.

High School: Fourteen-time Alabama state champion in track and cross country ... Won three straight state cross country titles from 2003-05 ... As a sophomore, won state titles in the 1600m and 3200m both indoors and outdoors ... During her junior year, was the indoor state meet MVP after winning the 800m and 3200m and won the outdoor 1600m title ... As a senior, won the 1600m both indoors and outdoors and was the outdoor 3200m champion ... Set state records in the indoor 1600m (5:05.84) and 3200m (11:05.95).

Personal: Born July 18, 1988 ... Parents are Michael and Carol Pritchard ... Majoring in nursing.