Lauren Swigart
Lauren Swigart
Born: 08/19/1984
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
High School: La Jolla Country Day

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: WCC Fall All-Academic ... All-WCC Honorable Mention ... placed 16th in San Francisco Invitational on 9/2 with a 5k time of 18:53.90...Placed 64th in Sundodger Invitational on 9/16 with a 6k time of 22:25...Placed 17th in Notre Dame Invitational on 9/29 with a 5k time of 18:33...Placed 53rd in Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on 10/14 with a 5k time of 18:57.6...Placed 12th in the WCC Championships with a time of 23:20 on 10/28 in the 6k...Finished the NCAA West Regional race in 106th place on 11/11 with a time of 23:39.72 in the 6k.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Raced in four competitions during the season...Best finish was a 12th place showing at Gator Invitational on 10/1 with a 6k time of 24:08, her season-best at that distance...Finished 55th at USF Invitational on 9/3 with a 5k time of 20:11.5.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004-05: Raced in four competitions during the season... best finish was an 8th-place showing at the Bronco Invitational in a time of 20:06... clocked a 5k time of 19:21 at the Willamette Invitational... placed 73rd at the Fresno State Invitational with a time of 19:59. Click here to view her track results.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: A first-team all-West Coast Conference selection ... posted four top-10 finishes on the season ... top finish was a second-place effort at the Santa Clara Invitational in a time of 18:15.6 ... ran 17:57.97 at the Willamette Invitational ... team's top finisher at the WCC Championships, placing fifth overall in a time of 18:34 at Crystal Springs ... opened collegiate career with an 18:39.4 clocking at the Bronco Invitational ... finished eighth at Bronco and at the Aggie Open two weeks later ... ran 22:28 at the NCAA West Regionals in Portland.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1993 graduate of La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif. ... coached by Kevin Palmer, Sarah Bakhiet and Scott Sanders ... led team to back-to-back undefeated seasons and three CIF team championships ... four-time all-Coastal Conference selection and all-CIF honoree as well as earning team MVP honors in each of her four seasons ... recorded a 5,000-meter personal cross country best time of 19:40 as a senior and registered 17:58 in the 5,000-meters in track ... posted 11:18.24 in the 3,200-meters as a senior ... earned school's track & field excellence award twice ... four-time All-Academic selection by the San Diego Union Tribune ... church youth group leader and a member of the International Club ... served as a staff writer for the school newspaper.

PERSONAL: Born August 19, 1984 in New York City, N.Y. ... parents are Jim and Suzanne Swigart, both University of Michigan graduates ... has one older brother, Christopher, and a younger sister, Sarah ... lists biking, backpacking, snowboarding, painting, ultimate frisbee and reading a good book among her hobbies.