Lauren Fleshman

USA Track and Field

Fleshman

Events: Middle Distance
Height: 5-8
Weight: 122
PRs: 1,500m - 4:10.87 (2007); 3,000m 8:43.95 (2005); 5,000m - 15:02.52 (2005) 
Birth Year: 1981
Current Residence: Eugene, Ore.
High School: Canyon HS (Canyon Country, Calif.) '99
College: Stanford '03
Coach: Terrence Mahon
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor 5,000m Champion; 2005 USA Outdoors Champs 5,000m runner-up; 3-time NCAA 5,000m outdoor champion (01, 02, & 03); collegiate record holder in 5,000m; 15-time NCAA All-American

Fleshman won her first national title in the women's 5,000 meters at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, pulling away from Kara Goucher in the final straight to win in 15:12.37...A 15-time All-American at Stanford, Fleshman has made an impressive transition into the professional ranks, becoming one of the United States top middle distance runners...qualified for her second World Outdoors team in 2005 after placing second in the 5,000 at the USA Outdoors...top U.S. runner at the 2005 World XC meet, taking 11th in the 4k to lead Team USA to a bronze medal... as a senior at Stanford, Fleshman won her third consecutive NCAA 5,000 meter title and set PRs in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meters. She broke the collegiate 5,000m record with her 15:23.94 at Mt. SAC, then improved to 15:20.44 in placing 7th during the summer at Heusden, giving her the IAAF B standard for the World Championships...Fleshman was selected to be Team USA's sole representative in the 5,000 meters at the 2003 World Championships when U.S. champion Marla Runyan declined her position, and the second- and third-place finishers at the U.S. championships did not have the IAAF B standard...Fleshman improved her PR 15:12.71 in placing 11th in her opening round heat at World Outdoors...human biology major at Stanford...Enjoys playing the piano and guitar, as well as songwriting and singing…is engaged to 2001 Pac 10 steeplechase champion Jesse Thomas.

2007: 4th in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (15.24.60)...9th in 1,500m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (4:10.87PR)
2006: 
USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (15:12.37)...5th at IAAF World Cup (15:17.65) ...7th in 3,000m at Lucerne (9:00.89)...2nd in 1,500m at International Antwerp Athletics Gala (4:11.27)...ranked #1 in the U.S. at 5,000m by T&FN.
2005:
 2nd in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (15:16.80)...10th in heat 1 semifinal of 5,000m at World Outdoors (15:32.05)...3rd in 3,000m at USA Indoors (8:59.93i)...5th in 4 km (13:30) & 6th in 8 km (28:11) at USA XC Championships...top U.S. finisher at World XC (11th, 13:44), leading Team USA to team bronze medal15th in 5,000m at Rome (15:02.52)...1st in 3,000m at Turku (8:43.95)...1st in 5,000m at Stanford (15:15.63)...3rd in 1,500m at Cardinal Invit. (4:13.63)...ranked #2 at 5,000m and 3,000m in the U.S. by T&FN...bests of 15:05.52, 8:43.95, and 4:13.63.
2004: 3rd at USA XC 4km championships (12:38)...24th at World XC championships (13:56)...4th at Drake Relays (4:15.60)...4th in the 5,000m at Stanford (15:09.98)...ranked #7 at 5,000m in the U.S. by T&FN...bests of 4:15.60 & 15:09.98.
2003: NCAA 5,000m champion (15:24.06)...4th at USA (15:27.68)...Pac-10 5,000m champion (16:37.52), 2nd in 1,500 (4:14.68PR)2nd in 3,000 (9:01.58PR), 4th in 5,000 (15:47.36) at NCAA Indoors...11th in opening round at World Outdoor Champs (15:12.71PR)...7th at Heusden (15:20.44PR)...2nd at Mt. SAC (15:23.94 Collegiate Record)...ranked #3 at 5,000m in U.S. byT&FN...bests of 4:14.68 PR & 15:12.71PR.
2002: NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champion (15:53.91)...9th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (15:50.31)...Pac-10 5,000m champion...ran collegiate-leader 15:35.59 at Mt. SAC...NCAA Indoors 3,000m champion (9:07.45)...4th at NCAA XCPac-10 XC runner-up...ranked 10th in U.S. 5,000m by T&FN...bests of 4:18.11, 4:38.48i, 9:07.45i, 15:35.59.
2001: NCAA 5,000m champion17th at USA Outdoors 5,000mPac-10 1,500m runner-up 3rd in mile at NCAA Indoors (4:43.52)NCAA XC runner-upPac-10 XC championbests of 4:17.73, 4:39.69i, 15:49.84.
2000: 5th in 1,500m at NCAA Outdoors (4:17.76PR)Pac-10 1,500m runner-up USA Junior 1,500m champion (4:31.50 )U.S. junior runner-up in 3,000 (9:55.55) set U.S. Junior record in 5,000 at Mt. SAC (15:50.18)ran anchor on Stanfords winning DMR at NCAA Indoors (11:01.56)11th at NCAA XC3rd at Pac-10 XC 15th in heat at Olympic Trials (16:35.90) top U.S. finisher in juniors 6 km race at World XC (26th)best of 4:17.76, 9:55.55, 15:50.18.
1999: 5th at NCAA XC 3rd at Pac-10 XCCalifornia state 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m champion (10:18.81 U.S. HS leader)best of 10:18.81 for 3,200m
1998: California state 1,600m, 3,200m champion California state XC champion 2nd at Foot Locker XC.