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Lauren Hardesty
Lauren Hardesty

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valparaiso, Ind.

High School:
Valparaiso

2011 -- Indoor - placed sixth in mile at Notre Dame Last Chance Meet with a collegiate-best 4:41.01... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed seventh in mile at Big Ten Championships (4:45.88) and second at Razorback Invite (4:47.02) ... ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third in 11:22.44 at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:11.80) at Iowa Open, which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - NCAA West Regional qualifier in 1,500 meters, running a season-best 4:25.68 at Drake Relays... placed ninth in 1,500 meters (4:32.01) at Big Ten Championships, 11th at NCAA West Regional (4:20.40) and 20th at NCAA Championships (4:26.08)... anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay to runner-up finish at Drake Relays (19:17.52)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 800 meters with season-best 2:11.21 at Musco Twilight XII... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - led team in mile with a provisional qualifying 4:41.97 fourth-place finish at Big Ten Championships... ran third leg on provisional qualifying distance medley that placed third at Big Ten Championships (11:25.01)...that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters with second-place finish at ISU Classic (9:41.05)...won 800 meters at Iowa Open with season-best 2:16.49... Outdoor - ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters at NCAA Regional (4:20.40)... this time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa...ran 4:22.81 in 1,500 meters at Big Ten Championships... anchored school record second-place 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (19:05.63)... ran collegiate-best 9:41.53 with fourth-place finish in 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XI... won the 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:10.90 at CCU Shamrock... that time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... Cross Country - won 3,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite with a collegiate best 10:21, earning Big Ten Women's Co-Runner of the Week... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... ran a collegiate-best 21:28 (6,000 meters) at Big Ten Championships, finishing 44th... placed 66th in 6,000 meters at Pre NCAA Invite (21:23) and at NCAA Regional (21:40)... ran 10:22 at Iowa Invite, finishing fourth in the 3,000 meters... placed 69th in 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invite (17:42)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - led team in 800 meters (2:12.39)... ran season-best mile (5:01.60) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - ran third leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay that placed sixth in 8:53.91 at Drake Relays... that time ranks fourth in school history... ran season bests in 800 meters (2:18.24) at Sun Angel Classic and 1,500 meters (4:40.59) at Stanford Invite... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 10th at Hawkeye Invite with a season-best 10:49 (3,000 meters)... placed 31st at Big Ten Champinships (21:32), 42nd at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (17:55), 45th at NCAA Regional (22:00)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2008 -- Indoor - ran third leg on distance medley relay that set school record (11:20.11) and provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships... led team in 800 meters (2:15.45)... Outdoor - ran second leg on team-leading distance medley relay (12:03.66)... ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:41.70) at Auburn Classic... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters (17:40) at Auburn Invite... ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:58) at Hawkeye Invite and 6,000 meters (22:04) at NCAA Pre-Nationals... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2007 -- Cross Country - placed 49th with season-best 21:38 (6,000 meters) at NCAA Midwest Regional... also ran collegiate-best 14:28 (4,000 meters) for ninth place at Hawkeye Invite... the 4,000-meter time ranks seventh in school history... placed 36th (18:05-5,000 meters) at Auburn Invite and 56th (21:52-6,000 meters) at Big Ten Championships ... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- state 1,600-meter champion (4:56) junior year... four-time first team all-state in cross country and two-time in track... three-time cross country and track team MVP... state all-star in cross country senior year... conference (5:04) and district (5:10) 1,600-meter champion senior year... placed fifth at state cross country meet sophomore year, seventh as a junior, 11th as a senior and 12th as a freshman... placed sixth in 1,600 meters, ninth in 800 meters and placed second as part of 3,200-meter relay at state meet senior year... coaches were Karen Devries, Mick Cavanaugh and Jim McCall... also competed in basketball and swimming... graduated with academic honors.

Personal -- born December 11, 1988... daughter of Mark and Mary Hardesty... twin sister, Amanda, also lettered in track and cross country at Iowa (2007-11).

Hardesty's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (I) 1:36.44 Iowa Invite 2/20/09
800 Meters (I) 2:11.80 Iowa Open 1/15/11
800 Meters (O) 2:10.90 at Shamrock Invitational 3/20/10
1,500 Meters (O) 4:20.40 at NCAA Regional 5/28/09
Mile (I) 4:41.01 at Notre Dame Last Chance 3/5/11
3,000 Meters (I) 9:41.05 at Iowa State Classic 2/12/10
3,000 Meters (O) 9:41.53 Musco Twilight XI 5/1/10
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:21 Hawkeye Invite 9/3/10
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:28 Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:40 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:28 at Big Ten Championships 10/31/10
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