Laura Mickelson

Age:  27

Event:  5k, 10k, Cross Country

Hometown:  Neenah, WI

College/University Competed for:  Loyola Marymount University (4 years undergrad) University of Washington (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

All Time Personal Bests:

-       1500 m:                       4:34

-       3 km:                           9:38

-       5 km:                          16:30

-       10 km:                        34:53

-        1/2 marathon:            82:22

Career Highlights:

-        2014/2012 Seahawks 5k Champion

-        2014 Seattle Hot Chocolate 5k Champion

-        2013 Victoria, BC 8k 5th place women, 1st American

-        2013 Club T&F Nationals (1st place 4x800m, DMR) 

-        2011    Beat the Bridge 8 km road, 4th

-        2009    USATF Club XC Nationals, 86th

-        2008   Loyola Marymount Female Athlete of the Year

-        2008    ESPN magazine Academic All-American

-        2007   NCAA DI  XC National Championship, 61st

-        2007    West Coast Conference (WCC) XC Championship, 2nd

-        2006   NCAA DI  XC National Championship, 50th

-        2006   NCAA DI West Regionals XC, 7th

-         2006    WCC XC Champion, 6 km

Volunteer work:  Secretary of Club Northwest, Communications Committee Chair, CNW Sunday Run Leader, Physical therapist for 2013 Cross Country Club Nationals

Personal Info:  Laura grew up in Wisconsin with her identical twin sister.  After high school, she moved to Southern California.  She began running track and cross-country in the 10th grade, after retiring from a 10-yr career in competitive gymnastics.  She earned her degree in Natural Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy and a minor in Business.  She graduated from the University of Washington in June 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She is currently working at Experience Momentum as a physical therapist and is undergoing a fellowship for Applied Functional Science.  You may recognize Laura from her column “The Rundown with Dr. Laura.”  Laura has been an elite runner for CNW since 2009.

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