|HOMETOWN||Downers Grove, Ill.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Downers Grove South|
Valpo (Cross Country): Competed in five races for Valpo as a sophomore ... fastest 5K time was 21:23 at the Illini Invitational ... finished 44th at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships with a season's best 6K time of 26:35 ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team ... ran in two meets for the brown and gold as a freshman ... turned in a season-best 21:34 at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.
Prep: Named to the All-Academic Team at Downers Grove South High School.
Personal: Lauren is the daughter of David and Linda Kersey ... major is elementary education ... born April 15, 1981.