Laura Heiner Athlete Profile

Laura Heiner

Laura Heiner
Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 1998-2000 Hometown: Clifton, VA


  • Sisters Jessica and Cammie also competed for BYU
  • Younger brother Daniel is a freshman on the men's team

Before BYU

  • Placed fifth in the National Footlocker Championships her last two years of high school
  • Second American finisher at the U.S. World Junior Championships in Morocco
  • Ranked in the top three prep harriers
  • 16:47 is personal best for a three-mile course
  • Personal best is 4:52 for the mile, which was the top prep indoor time in the nation for 1998
  • Fastest two-mile is 10:29
  • Two-time Virginia H.S. Cross Country Champion
  • Won the indoor two-mile as a freshman., sophomore and senior
  • Attended Centreville High
  • Won the indoor mile in 1998
  • Plays the violin in chamber and symphony orchestra
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Ran the fastest mile in the nation by a high school girl (4:47) in 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...sixth at the WAC Championships... earned All-American status as a freshman when she finished third for the Cougars and 31st overall at the NCAA Championships...

1999 | Sophomore Year

competed in the indoor 3000m for the track and field team...provisionally qualified for the NCAAs with a 9:26 outdoor 3000m at the Cardinal Invitational and a 16:29 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays...second in the outdoor 3000m at the WAC Championships...14th at the NCAA Championships in the outdoor 3000m...earned another All American letter for her 26th-place finish at the NCAA cross country championships...finished first for the Cougars at the Stanford and Pre-National Invitationals...placed fourth at the MWC championships, where she was named All-MWC 1st team...also named academic All-MWC.