Maryland Track & Field BIO
Lauren Ball


2016 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at seven events as a combined athlete...ran season-best in the 200 (26.54), threw javelin (30.46m) and posted a mark of 5.24m in the long jump at UCF Black and Gold Challenge (3/18-19)...jumped career-best 5.51 meters in the long jump at Maryland Invitational (3/26)...clocked season-best 15.31 in the 100 hurdles at Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...cleared season-best 1.44m in the high jump, ran season-best 2:21.81 in the 800 and scored career-best 4608 points in the heptathlon at Big Ten Championships (5/13-15). 

2016 Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon events for the Terps...finished eighth in the high jump (5.23m) at Penn State Relays (1/9)... part of seventh place 4x400 relay team at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...scored 3458 points to place 10th in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships...notched season-bests in the long jump (5.24m), 60H (9.34), shot put (10.39m), high jump (1.52m), and 800 (2:24.76) at the Big Ten Championships (2/26-2/27).

2014 Outdoor Track: Did not compete.

2014 Indoor Track: Season-best of 2:29.57 in the 800m at Navy Multi-Mix Madness.

2013 Outdoor Track: Finished 8th in the 200 meters at Maryland Invitational (27.17)...Member of the 4x100 relay team that placed 6th at Maryland Invitational (50.02)…
Member of the 4x400 relay team that placed 4th at Kehoe Twilight (4:08.48)…Earned 5th place for her season-best mark in the long jump at Maryland Invitational (17-00.50)…Finished 9th in the heptathlon at ACC Championships with the 10th-best score in Maryland outdoor history (4514).

2013 Indoor Track: Season best long jump of 17-07.50 at ACC Championships... Finished 20th overall... Recorded a season best mark in the 60 meters in the preliminary round at the Terrapin Invitational (8.24).

Before Maryland: National Honor Society member ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA ... 2012 PIAA State Champion in long jump ... Placed fifth in the state in the triple jump in 2012 ... Named to All-State track & field team for long jump ... Also competed in diving senior year.
Personal:  Parents are David and Debbie ... Currently enrolled in college of letters & sciences ... came to Maryland for the atmosphere and campus.
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