Laura Heiner Turner Athlete Profile

Laura Heiner Turner

Laura Heiner Turner
Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 1998-1999 | 2002-2004 Hometown: Clifton, VA Last School: Centerville High School



All-America

  • 1998 WICCA
  • 1999 WICCA
  • 2003 WICCA
  • 2004 NCAA/WICCA

Personal

Born 9/6/79 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Ron and Marylin Heiner ... member of the National Honor Society at Centerville HS ... plays the violin in chamber and symphony orchestra ... served a mission to Geneva, Switzerland , for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... married to Aric Turner.

Before BYU

Placed fifth in the National Footlocker Championships her last two years of high school ... second American finisher at the World Junior Championships in Morocco ... two-time Virginia high school cross country champion ... ran the fastest mile in the nation for a high school girl (4:47) at the Golden West Meet.



1998 | Freshman Year

Top BYU runner at the Mountain West Classic, finishing third overall in 21:04 ... ran a season-best 17:07 to finish ninth at the Stanford Invitational ... finished sixth at the WAC Championships ... third team finisher and earned All-America honors as a freshman by finishing 31st overall at the NCAA Championships.

1999 | Sophomore Year

Ran the three-mile course at the Triple Crown in 17:03 to finish second for the team and fourth overall ... ran a season-best 16:56 to finish first for the Cougars and ninth overall at the Stanford Invitational ... finished first for the team and eighth overall at Pre-National ... earned first team all-conference honors with a fourth-place finish at the MWC Championships ... finished 26th at NCAA Championships, earning her second All-America citation and helping her team win their second national championship.

2002 | Redshirt Year

Cross Country

2003 | Junior Year

Coming off a redshirt season she ran in Pre Nationals placing seventh with a time of 20:38 . . . ran 21:16 in the MWC Championships placing second . . . was named to the MWC First Team All-Conference . . . placed third at NCAA Mountain Regionals in 20:53.4 . . . earned NCAA All-Mountain Honors . . . competed in NCAA National Championships, placed 14th in 20:16.0 . . . earned All-American honors for the third time in her collegiate career.

2004 | Senior Year

Placed fourth overall at Pre-Nationals, with a time of 20:30.7 ... at the Great America, Turner finished with a time of 17:04.55 which placed her first overall and was also honored as the MWC Athlete of the Week for her performance ... placed first at the MWC Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:23, earning her First Team All-MWC honors, including the 2004 MWC Cross Country of the Year award ... placed third at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships with a time of 20:31.6 earning herself Mt. Region honors ... finished fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:38 earning herself All-American honors for the fourth straight time; Turner became only the second cross country runner to earn four All-American citations at BYU.