Lauren Fleshman Named to U.S. World Championship Team

Aug. 13, 2003

Indianapolis, In - Lauren Fleshman, one of the great track & field runners in Stanford history, has been named to the United States team that will compete at the IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships August 21-31 in Paris, France.

Fleshman, the three-time 5,000 meter NCAA champion, will be the sole American competitor to participate in the 5000 meters. Fleshman attained the world champion 'B' standard with a time of 15:15:48 at a meet this summer in Europe. That time set a new school record which she had set earlier in the year at 15:23.94.

Fleshman, a 14-time All-American, graduated from Stanford in 2003 with a degree in Sociology. Fleshman replaces Marla Runyan who has been suffering from lingering fatigue since the USA Championships in June.

During her four years at Stanford, Fleshman won NCAA titles in the outdoor 5000 meters (2000, 2001, 2002), the indoor 3,000 meters (2002) and as a member of the indoor distance medley relay team (2000).

Other former Stanford athletes named to the United States are Regina Jacobs in the 1500 meters, Jason Lunn in the 1500 meters, and Chryste Gaines in the 400 meter relay.

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