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  Lauren Fleshman
Lauren Fleshman

Player Profile

Canyon Country, CA

High School:

Middle Distances


NCAA Champion
Eight-time All-American


Stanford Inducts Eight to Athletic Hall of Fame

Induction Scheduled for Oct. 4 at Bing Concert Hall

Stanford: The premier collegiate middle distance runner in the United States ? Has garnered All-American honors in every cross country, indoor track and outdoor track season since her arrival at Stanford ? Will be a major contender for NCAA indoor and outdoor national titles.

2002 Track & Field Season (Junior): The NCAA outdoor champion in the 5000 meters for a second consecutive season ? The Pac-10 champion in the 5000 meters ? Ran 15:35.39 in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, the fastest collegiate time in the nation in 2002, second fastest time in Pac-10 history, and second best all-time at Stanford ? NCAA automatic qualifier in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:18.11 ? Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ? The NCAA Indoor champion in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:07.45, second-best all-time at Stanford ? NCAA Indoor All-American in the 3000 meters and Distance Medley Relay ? Ran 4:38.48 in the indoor mile, second-best all-time at Stanford ? Anchored the distance medley relay team to a third place finish (11:09.13, #2 all-time at Stanford) at the NCAA Championships ? Winner of the Stanford Block "S" Outstanding Female Junior Award ? Competed at the U.S. National Championships at Stanford ? Team Captain.

2001 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): The NCAA champion in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:52.21 ? Became Stanford?s first NCAA champion in the 5000 meters since 1984 ? Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:17.73, the sixth fastest performance all-time at Stanford ? Ran 15:49.84 in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, the third fastest time ever in school history ? Finished second in the 1500 meters (4:17.73) at the Pacific-10 Championships ? Competed in the 5000 meter finals at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR ? Finished third in the NCAA indoor mile earning her third indoor All-American honor ? Ran 4:39.69 in the indoor mile, the second best performance all-time at Stanford.

2000 Track & Field Season (Freshman): Voted the Pac-10 Women?s Track & Field Newcomer of the Year ?Set the freshman school record in the 1500 meters at 4:17.76 to gain All-America honors at the NCAA Championships at Duke University ? Finished fifth at the NCAA?s, after posting a second place finish at the Pac-10 Championships at Oregon ? An NCAA qualifier in the 5000 meters ? Set an American Junior record and a Stanford freshman record in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:50.18 at the Mt. SAC Relays ? Ran the final leg on Stanford?s winning school-record-breaking distance medley relay team at the Drake Relays ? Named Pac-10 Track & Field Athlete of the Week ? Ran the anchor leg on Stanford?s winning distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoors in a school record time of 11:01.56 ? Competed in the 5000 meters at the Olympic Trials ... Finished first in the 1500 meters (4:31.50) and second in the 3000 meters (9:55.55) at the U.S. Junior National Championships in Denton, TX.

2002 Cross Country Season (Senior): Finished fourth individually at the NCAA Championships, her fourth straight All-America performance and her third top-5 finish at the national championships ? Placed second at the Pac-10 Championships ? A First Team All-Pac-10 selection ? Finished third at the NCAA West Regional ? Finished in the top-4 in all six races ? Finished second at the Stanford Invitational (4000 meters) and Notre Dame Invitational ? Was fourth at the Pre-NCAA Meet White race.

2001 Cross Country Season (Junior): The Pac-10 individual champion ? Led the Cardinal to its sixth consecutive Pac-10 title ? Named All-American for the third consecutive season after finishing third at the NCAA Championships? Placed second at the NCAA West Regional and second in the Stanford Invitational long course.

2000 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): Stanford?s top finisher at the Pac-10 Championships with a third place showing ? Followed that up with a second place finish in helping the Cardinal win the NCAA West Region crown, and then gained All-America honors with an eleventh place finish (Stanford?s top finisher) at the NCAA?s as Stanford placed third nationally ? Produced three top-five finishes in five races.

1999 Cross Country Season (Freshman): Competed as one of Stanford?s top runners throughout the year ? Capped off the year as Stanford?s top runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing fifth and earning All-America honors ? Ran in six races, and finished no lower than fifth in five of those races ? Placed third at the Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional meets ? Participated in the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Portugal.

High School: The 1999 California state champion in the 3200 meters ? Led the nation in 1999 in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:18.81 ? CIF champion in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meters during her senior season ? Captured the 1600 and 3200 CIF titles during her junior year ? High school bests were 2:11.05 in the 800 meters, 4:27.7 in the 1500 meters, and 10:18.81 in the 3200 meters ? Won the California state cross country title and the CIF Southern Section title during her senior season ? Placed second at the 1998 Footlocker Cross Country National Championships in Orlando, FL ? Named to the All-California cross country team by California Track & Running News ? Holds nine school records ? Vice-president of National Honor Society ? CSF seal bearer ? A principal leadership award winner.

Cardinal Catalogue: Sociology major ? Parents are Frank and Joyce Fleshman ? A 2002 All Pac-10 Cross Country academic selection ? A 2001 Pacific-10 Track & Field All-Academic selection? Born Sept. 26, 1981.

Collegiate Career Bests: 800 meters (2:08.69); 1500 meters (4:17.73); 5000 meters (15:35.59)

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