Laura Kennedy
Laura Kennedy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wildwood, Mo.

High School:
Lafayette

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/21/1982

2004-05: All-conference performer in cross country after a ninth-place showing in the 5K at the State Farm MVC Cross Country Championships ... third-place finisher in the 5,000-meter run (17:11.90) at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championships ... won the mile run at the McDonald's Invite with a time of 4:54.03 ... placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run (9:49.84) at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championships ... took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:47.21) at the Saluki Spring Classic ... fifth-place finisher in the steeplechase (11:03.50) and fourth-place finisher in the 5,000 (17:10.26) at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championships ... regional qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.

2003-04: Placed eighth at the MVC Cross Country Championships to take home all-conference honors ... placed second in the 3,000-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:02.30 ... placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:59.10, which was a new school record ... won the steeplechase at both the Lee Calhoun Memorial (11:30.18) and Redbird Classic (11:04.02) ... won the 5,000-meter run at the Saluki Spring Classic with a time of 17:56.89.

2002-03: Took fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:24.43 during the outdoor conference meet ... placed eighth and was named to the MVC all-conference team during the 2003 cross country season.

2001-02: Finished first in the 3,000-meters at the Wisconsin Invite ... ran the mile in 5:18.56, good for third at the Early Bird Invite. At Lafayette: Received all-state honors in cross country finishing fourth in Missouri ... all-metro and all-conference selection in track and field and cross country ... received all-state honors with a second place finish in the 1,600 and fourth place in the 3,200.

Personal: Born 7/21/82 ... daughter of Richard and Lorraine Kennedy ... majoring in nutrition.