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Laurel Jefferson
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
High School: Blair

As a Junior (2005): Led the Terps at two races this year and finished second on the team in four others ... placed 15th overall at the Great American Cross Country Festival, crossing in 18:28.0 ... came in 30th with a mark of 18:13.70 at the Great American Cross Country Festival ... paced the Terps at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational, placing 20th overall in 21:08.70 ... team's top finisher at the ACC Championship meet in 26th place (20:26.70) ... came in seventh overall at the IC4A/ECAC meet, crossing in 18:12.90 ... earned All-East recognition for her performance at the competition.

As a Sophomore (2004): Started the year with two top-10 finishes, including a season-best fourth place finish at the ACC Pre-Meet... finished eighth overall at the JMU Invitational, running 5k in 20:22... posted a solid finish at the ACC Championships, running to a 40th place finish in 23:28.8 (6.3k).

As a Freshman (2003): Played an integral role in her walk-on freshman campaign, running in five meets... finished third overall at the Mount Invitational with a time of 19:06.82... competed at the ACC Championships, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional competition and ECAC Championships.

Before Maryland: Lettered four years in both cross country and track at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md... named to All-County, All-Gazette and honorable mention All-Metro teams... Four-year MVP... captain of both cross country and track teams... served as school newspaper editor... member of the French Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society...graduated as an AP Scholar with honors... chosen as Marine Corps Student-Athlete.

Personal: Daughter of Allison & Jay Jefferson... has two brothers, Lane and Brook... enjoys reading and writing... contemplating a career as a teacher or writer... named Steve Prefontaine as favorite athlete because of the amount of heart he put forth... majoring letters and sciences.


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