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Duke Track & Field BIO
Lauren Hansson
Player Profile:
Lauren Hansson 776308
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake

Honors: First Team All-America (4x400 - 2015)...NCAA East First Round Participant (4x400 - 2013, 2014, 2015; 400 - 2014)...Indoor School Record Holder (4x200, 4x400 - 2015)...Outdoor School Record Holder (SMR - 2013; 100m - 2014; 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 - 2015)...Outdoor All-East (4x400 - 2012)...Indoor All-ACC (4x400 - 2014, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC (4x400 - 2015)...USTFCCCA All-Academic (2013, 2014, 2015)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2012, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2013, 2014)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

2014-15: Indoors, voted as the women’s team most improved senior…picked up first team All-America honors after helping the 4x400 team finish sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14) with a school-record 3:32.56 clocking…guided the 4x400 team to a silver medal at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/28) with a time of 3:34.00, garnering second team all-conference accolades…was part of 4x400 relays that took first at the Iowa State Classic (2/14) and second at the Armory Invitational (1/31)… in other relays, finished second at the Armory Invitational (1/31) in the 4x200 with a school record 1:36.45…individually, was Duke’s top performer in the 60-meter dash, clocking a team-best 7.78 at both the Hokie Invitational (1/23) and the Carolina Cup (1/16)…produced the second-fastest 200 and 300 times in school history at the Hokie Invitational, registering a 24.37 in the 200 (1/24) and a 38.68 in the 300 (1/23) to place fourth in both events…competing at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27), logged Duke’s third-fastest 400 time in program history with a preliminary showing of 54.42…ultimately finished eighth in the final heat with a 55.78 (2/28)…also clocked Duke’s No. 3 all-time performance in the 500, running a 1:13.68 to place sixth at the Armory Invitational (1/30)…Outdoors at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (5/30), was part of the 4x400 team that placed 14th and set the school record with a 3:32.27 performance…earned a second team All-ACC selection after guiding the 4x400 team to a silver-medal finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/16) with a 3:32.40 showing…also broke the school record in the 4x100 at the Duke Invitational (4/11), placing second with a 44.92…helped set a new Duke standard in the 4x200 at the Penn Relays (4/25), clocking a 1:33.83 to finish fourth…led off the sprint medley relay team that placed third at the Penn Relays (4/24), finishing with a combined time of 3:49.63 to rank second all-time in school history…individually, ran a 54.08 for the second-fastest outdoor 400 time ever run by a Blue Devil, finishing 11th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15)…clocked the fourth-fastest outdoor 200 in school history at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/17), stopping the clock at 23.98 to finish 24th…ran a season-best 11.90 in the 100 to finish fifth at the Duke Invitational…named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team for the third time while earning a spot on the All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team for the second…selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive season.

2013-14: Indoors, saw a stellar junior season…opened her indoor campaign by placing 11th in the 60m dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/17) by running the third-fastest time in Duke history, 7.78…after moving up to the 200, ran the second-fastest time in Duke history, 24.41, en route to a third-place finish at the Virginia Tech Challenge (2/21)…also qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/28), placing 18th overall in the 200…also clocked the third-fastest 400 time in Duke history (54.48) at the Virginia Tech Challenge (2/22)…ran the 400 leg of the first-place finishing DMR at the conference championship that combined for a time of 11:15.57…maintained her leadoff position in the women’s 4x400, leading off the school record setting relay that ran a combined time of 3:39.97 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) as well as helped guide the Blue Devils to a fourth-place finish at the conference championship in a combined converted time of 3:38.88…once again led off Duke’s 4x400 that ran the third-fastest time in Duke history, combining to run 3:42.82 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/18), the season opener…Outdoors, proved equally successful, both in individual events and relays…set a school record in the open 100 after running a time of 11.83 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5)…returned to competition the same day to clock the third-fastest 200 time in Duke history, running 24.14…qualified for the open 400 at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/29), where she ran a time of 54.26, the fourth-fastest in Duke history…later in the NCAA Preliminary Round competition, joined three teammates to run the fastest 4x400 in school history, 3:33.09, and qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a fourth-place finish…4x400 qualification marked the first time in school history a women’s 4x400 qualified for the national championship…also led off the third-fastest 4x400 in Duke history that ran a time of 3:38.60 at the Texas Relays (3/28)…covered the first of two 200 legs of Duke’s SMR that placed sixth at the Penn Relays (4/25), combining for the second-fastest time in Duke history, 3:50.41…participated as a member of both Duke 4x200s that competed in 2014…helped set the school record for the 4x200, clocking a relay time of 1:35.55 for a fifth-place finish at the Texas Relays (3/29)…also assisted in running the second-fastest 4x200 time in Duke history, 1:37.26, after the quartet placed 19th at the Penn Relays (4/25)...employed her 100m speed to assist Duke’s 4x100 to a first-place finish at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5), running the second-fastest time in Duke history, 45.98…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/18) in the 400, 4x100 and 4x400, placing 10th, fifth and fourth, respectively.

2012-13: Indoors, focused on the relays by competing as consistent lead-off leg of 4x400…earned a silver medal at the ACC Indoor Championships, serving as the 400 leg of the distance medley relay team that combined for a time of 11:24.61…ran on the sixth place 4x400 relay team at the conference championships that clocked  a total time of 3:44.91 to rank third on Duke’s all-time list…competed in the open 400 once during the season, finishing ninth at the Duke Invitational with a time of 57.55…Outdoors, saw personal records and school records fall throughout the sprint season…ran a personal-best time of 24.75 in the women’s 200 to finish 12th at the Duke Invitational…also ran the open 100 for the first time in her collegiate career, finishing fourth at the Duke Twilight with time of 12.28 and ranked fifth on Duke’s all-time list…ran a personal best time of 55.13 in the 400 at the Virginia Challenge where she placed fourth in the field and ranked third on Duke’s all-time list…member of the 4x100 relay that set a new school record and finished third at the ACC Championships with  a combined time of 45.72…served as leadoff runner for school record breaking 4x400 relay that clocked a time of 3:37.51 at the NCAA East First Round to finish 15th overall…the same 4x400 relay finished second at the ACC Championships with time of 3:37.75…earned a third school record as member of the sprint medley squad that placed second at the historic Penn Relays, running a time of 3:46.43.

2011-12: Indoors, primarily focused on the 400m and the 4x400m relay where she ran a season best time 56.65 at the Virginia Tech Challenge to finish eighth...took 19th in same event in her first ACC Championship event...ran the 500m and put herself fourth on Duke's all-time list with a time of 1:14.52...served as the anchor for the 4x400m relay that broke the school record at the Virginia Tech final qualifier in a time of 3:40.34...the same quartet finished third at the ACC Championships...outdoors, finished with a personal best 55.90 in the 400m at the UNC Invitational and moved into fourth on Duke's all-time list with a personal best 24.99 in the 200m at the Duke Invitational...finished 16th at the ACC Championships in the 400m with a time of 56.94...served as the lead-off leg in the majority of Blue Devil 4x400m relays....part of the squad that ran a school record breaking 3:40.63 in the preliminaries of the ECAC Championships...the same squad went on to finish eighth in the finals and earn All-East a relay, the quartet finished fifth at the ACC Championships...garnered Indoor All-ACC Academic and ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years at Harvard-Westlake...recipient of the Lee Carlson Award for being the top athlete at Harvard-Westlake her senior year.

Personal: Daughter of B. Tom and Annelise Hansson...born Dec. 23, 1992...has one sister, Jocelyn.

Indoor PRs
60m- 7.78 [3] (1/17/2014)
200m- 24.37 [2] (1/24/2015)
300m- 38.68 [2] (1/23/2015)
400m- 54.42 [3] (2/27/2015)
500m- 1:13.68 [3] (1/30/2015)
600m- 1:36.27 (1/13/2012)

Outdoor PRs
100m- 11.83* (4/5/2014)
200m- 23.98 [4] (4/17/2015)
400m- 54.08 [2] (5/15/2015)
800m- 2:12.90 (4/4/2015)

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