Purdue put two relay teams in contention for NCAA Championships qualification on Saturday.
2007 TEAM CAPTAIN
2006: Placed seventh at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.99 in the finals and 2:13.25 in the prelims, and led a fifth-place showing and school record in the Distance Medley Relay (11:38.49) ... Finished third in the 800-meter run at the Lousivlle Cardinal Invitational with a time of 2:11.54 ... Set personal bests in the 800 (2:11.27) and 1,500 (4:30.84), smashing her previous personal record in the 1,500 by almost 15 seconds ... Competed on both the 4x800- and 4x1,500-meter relay teams at the prestigious Penn Relays, posting an impressive time of 18:23.02 in the 4x1,500.
2005: Did not compete.
2004 (Outdoor): Big Ten Outdoor Championships competitor in the 800 ... placed fourth in the 800 at the Purdue Invitational, coming across in 2:19.05 ... top 800 time of 2:16.98 was posted at Billy Hayes Invitational ... ran a season-best 4:45.27 in the 1,500 at the Big Ten Preview Invite to capture fourth place ... (Indoor) Won the 800 with a season and team best time of 2:13.12 at the Boilermaker Invitational ... finished fifth in the 800 at Big Ten Championships with a mark of 2:15.54 in the finals ... prelim time was 2:13.15 ... runner-up in the mile at Indiana Invitational, posting a time of 5:10.68 ... season-best time of 5:05.15 was good for a fifth-place finish at N.Y. Armory Collegiate Invitational.
2003 (Outdoor): Redshirted ... (Indoor) Placed ninth in the mile run at the Big Ten Championships, completing the course in 5:06.52 ... conference prelim time was as season-best 4:57.00 won mile title at Indiana/Ohio State Triangular and a 3,000 championship at the Boilermaker Invitational ... posted top regular season mile time of 4:57.71 at N.Y. Armory, giving her second place.
High School: Was the 2002 state runner-up in the 800 with a personal best time of 2:14.11 ... was named team's most valuable athlete as a senior, while running on both the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams at the state meet ... finished third at the Midwest meet of champions ... was a Junior Olympics runner ... named all-city for track ... ran a leg of the school record setting 4x400 relay (4:01.9) as a sophomore ...named most improved on the track team her freshman year ... earned Outstanding Female Athlete honors.
Personal: Given name Laura Katherine Farley ... born March 8, 1984 ... parents are Steve and Lisa Farley ... has one sister, Libby ... majoring in nursing.