Lauren Perrodin, Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Lauren, a sophomore from Coral Springs, Fla., was part of three event victories – two of which were school records – to help propel the Wildcats to first place at the UNH Wildcat Invitational held April 12 at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
She won the 100-meter dash in a record time of 12.08 seconds to supplant the record of 12.19 shared by Betsy Harris (1979) and Allison Brehm (2012).
Lauren also ran the opening leg of the record-setting 4x100m relay squad that crossed the finish line in 47.87 seconds; the previous benchmark of 48.08 was established in 1998. The sophomore sprinter was also part of the winning quartet in the 4x400 relay that crossed the finish line in 4:01.28.
One week earlier in the season opener, Lauren swept first place in the 100m and 200m sprints, and was part of the winning 4x100m relay.
At the 2014 America East Indoor Track & Field Championships, Lauren was runner-up in the 60m with a time of 7.63 seconds; she recorded a personal-best time of 7.55 in the preliminaries to advance to the final hear. Lauren also placed ninth in the 200m (26.28); she once again established a personal record (PR) in the preliminaries of that event with a clocking of 25.32. She went on to finish third in the 60m at the New Englands.
Earlier in the indoor season at the University of Rhode Island Coaches Tribute, she ran to second place in the 60m. Lauren was also runner-up in that event at the Joe Donahue Games.
Lauren recorded her first career victory in the December 2012 dual meet against Maine with a time of 7.21 in the 55m. She went on to win the 60m at the Joe Donahue Games (Jan. 2013), and one week later she was runner-up in the 60m at the Coaches Tribute. Lauren capped her freshman indoor season with fifth place in the 60m and 10th in the 200m at the America East championship, followed by fourth place in the 60m at New Englands.
Lauren began her outdoor career in April 2013 with a win in the 100m against Maine and Holy Cross. She went on to place second in both the 100m and 200m at the UNH Wildcat Invitational as well as fourth place in the 100m at the conference meet.