Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
AS A SENIOR (2012)
Indoor: All-Conference USA Second Team performer ... part of the DMR team that placed second at the C-USA Championship and set a new UAB school record with a time of 11:37.00 ... raced to a season-best 2:15.41 in the 800 meters at the Vulcan Invite ... ran the mile in a personal-record time of 4:57.96 at the same meet ... placed ninth with a time of 4:58.99 in the same event at the C-USA Championship. Outdoor: Placed second in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2:10.18 at the C-USA Championship ... placed second in the same event with a time of 2:12.71 at the War Eagle Invite ... finished first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:40.08 at the Jace Locoste Invite ... ran a season-best 4:33.41 in the same event at the Samford Invite ... part of the distance medley relay team that placed first with a time of 11:36.98 at the Alabama Relays - the second-fastest time on UAB's all-time list.
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Indoor: Part of the distance medley relay team that took third (11:56.65) at the C-USA Championships ... recorded a season-best 5:07.29 in the mile at the same meet ... ran a team-best 1:36.55 in the 600m at the Gladstein Invitational. Outdoor: Ran a time of 2:15.60 in the 800m to claim the event title and set a new meet record at the `Southern Invitational ... part of the 4x800-meter relay team that took first (9:09.69) at the Alabama Relays ... finished third in the 800-meter run (2:12.64) and won the 1,500m with a season-best time of 4:34.90 at the Twilight Invitational ... recorded a personal-best time of 2:09.81 in the 800m at the Vanderbilt Invitational and won the same event (2:10.93) at the Memphis Invitational ... placed fifth in the same event (2:10.56) at the C-USA Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Indoor: Took the title in the 800m with a time of 2:26.20 at the Niswonger Invitational ... ran to a first-place finish in the 800m at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 2:14.77 ... placed eighth at the C-USA Championships in the 800m (2:16.02) ... placed 19th at the Notre Dame Last Chance Qualifier with a personal-record time of 2:11.29. Outdoor: Broke the UAB 1,500m record at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a time of 4:31.58 ... claimed the 1,500m title at the Southern Invitational (4:39.22) ... ran to a fifth-place finish in the 800m at the Sea Ray Relays with an outdoor-best time of 2:10.21 ... finished seventh in the 800m at the C-USA Championship (2:17.71).
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Indoor: Took 17th in the 800m (2:24.43) at the Houston Opener ... ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fourth at the Niswonger Invitational ... registered a season-best 800m (2:15.11) and ran on the 4x400m relay team that finished 19th (3:59.48) at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Ran a season-best 1,500m (4:54.59) and finished fifth at the Alabama Relays ... recorded a 10th-place finish in the 800m at the War Eagle Invitational (2:16.00) ... took eighth place at the Ole Miss Invitational in the 800m (2:15.48) ... finished 20th in the 800m prelims at the C-USA Championships with a time of 2:22.12.
Attended Hutt Valley High School in Wellington, New Zealand ... placed fourth in senior girls 400m run at 2006 New Zealand Secondary School Championship ... placed fourth in Under-19 400m run at 2007 New Zealand National Championships ... was a member of Wellington representative team that won the Under-19 4x400m relay at 2007 New Zealand National Championships ...placed third in U-19 800m run at the 2008 New Zealand National Championships ... was a member of Wellington representative team that won the U-19 4x400m relay at 2008 New Zealand National Championships ... placed second in junior woman mile at the 2008 Wanganui Mayoral Mile.
Full name is Lauren Jean Fayen ... born April 11, 1989 at Lower Hutt, New Zealand ... daughter of Kim and Chris Fayen ... majoring in psychology.