Laura Turner Athlete Profile

Laura Turner

Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 1999-2000 | 2003-2004 Hometown: Clifton, VA



All-America

  • 2004 10,000 meters (Outdoor)
  • 2005 5,000 meters (Indoor)

Personal

  • Born September 1979 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 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Married to Aric Turner

Before BYU

  • Placed fifth in the National Footlocker Championships for two years in 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

Stats

Best Marks: 5000m-16:38.67


1999 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 9:26 in the 3000 at the Cardinal Invitational

Outdoor: 

  • Had a provisional mark of 16:29 in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Took second in the 3000m at the WAC Outdoor Championships
  • Finished 14th in the 3000 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

2000 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished fourth in the 3000m at the Mountain States Games
  • Took third in the 3000m at the Butler Invitational
  • Placed third in the 3000m at the MWC Indoor Championships
  • Placed ninth in the 3000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 9:28
  • Named track All-American

Outdoor: 

  • Ran a season-best 9:19.37 in the 3000m at the Stanford Invitational to finish seventh
  • Placed seventh in the 1500 at the BYU Tri-Meet
  • Finished third in the 3000m at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed 14th in the 3000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

2003 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete 

Outdoor: 

  • Ran a personal-best and placed seventh in the 5000m (16:38.67) at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Placed fifth in the 1500m (4:40.08) at the BYU Invitational
  • Ran the 5000m in 17:59.93 to finish second at the MWC Outdoor Championship
  • Finished eighth in the 5000m (16:42.05) at the NCAA West Regional Championships