Best Time: 5K: 21:27.18 (9/9/05).
2006: Did not compete in a varsity race during season.
2005: Ran one race as a freshman, posting a 21:27.18 at the Great American Legends (9/9).
High School: Lettered four years in cross country at Hinsdale South High School; was an all-conference honoree as a sophomore and junior before claiming the conference championship as a senior; named the squad's MVP during senior year.
Personal: Lauren Alyssa Sperlak was born on Dec. 15, 1986, in Hinsdale, Ill.; is the daughter of James and Kathy Sperlak.