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Laura

Navarrete

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Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cos Cob, Conn.
High School: Greenwich

Bio

2017-18: Mainstay in the V4 lineup … Started the year with nearly a 12-second victory at the Carolina Cup with a time of 7:30.9 … Helped Duke win the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … At the first day of competition at the Clemson Invitational, placed third in 7:16.32, trailing only No. 17 Indiana and No. 12 Wisconsin … Secured a second-place finish in 7:18.12 to kick off the final day of racing to qualify for the A Final where they finished in sixth (7:14.31) … Helped guide the team to a seventh-place finish at the highly competitive Clemson Invitational as the unranked Blue Devils bested then No. 18 Syracuse and No. 20 Oklahoma in the team standings … In double dual action against two ranked teams in Columbus, notched a first-place finish over No. 15 Michigan State (7:27.7) and came in second to No. 4 Ohio State (7:23.45) … For the first time in program history, all five boats qualified for the Grand Final at the ACC Championship where Duke finished third as a team with 72 points … Secured the top spot in the second heat of prelims (7:18.00) … Earned a spot on the podium with a second-place finish in the Grand Final in a time of 7:12.86 … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Member of the Greenwich Crew under head coaches Heidi Hunsberger and Catherine Starr … won titles in the U17 4 and U17 8 at the 2015 Club Nationals with the US Junior National High Performance Team and in the U19 8 at Club Nationals in 2016 … secured first in the B Final at Junior Nationals as a senior … finished third at the Head of the Charles the same year … as a sophomore, notched first in the Connecticut Indoor Regatta Junior B category … member of the National Honors Society, Honors Art Program and volunteers at Tails of Courage … competed as a horseback rider and won the circuit championship at the Vermont Summer Horse Show Festival for Children’s Hunters.

Personal: Born July 29, 1999 … daughter of Ruth Anapol and Sergio Navarrete … has one brother, Nick … grandfather competed in Alpine Skiing during the 1956 Olympics for Chile.

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