Lauryn began running at a young age and went on to become an NCAA Academic All-American and set 5K and 6K records at Rollins College. After starting graduate school, she longed to compete again but was sidelined with a running injury after just a few short months of training. This led her to pick up swimming and before long, she fell in love with the sport of triathlon. Lauryn is excited to be racing with Snapple and looks forward to setting some PRs this year!
Date of Birth/Location: October 29th in Springfield, MA
Current Residence: Morgantown, WV
Strengths on the course: Running
Goals for 2017: Compete in many multisport and running races across the country and ultimately try to earn a gold medal at the Sprint Duathlon World Championships in Penticton this summer
Favorite Post-Race Food: Pizza!
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Horseback riding, traveling, and coaching the West Virginia University running club
Job: I am currently an MD/PhD student at West Virginia University School of Medicine and working in a respiratory toxicology laboratory at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. I also tutor US and International medical students in preparation for heir coursework exams or the medical boards.
Family Fact: I am an identical twin and have two younger identical twin sisters! My twin will be trying her first triathlon this year!
Favorite Places Traveled: Costa Rica and Italy
Favorite Food: Dark chocolate and McIntosh apples!