Laurel Park does her running in Ann Arbor. She graduated from South Lyon HS in '81 (all-state cross-country in '79) and graduated from U-M in '85 where Laurel participated on the cross-country and track teams (all-Big Ten 10,000m '85). Laurel is currently a Research Analyst at the University of Michigan (PhD was officially conferred last May 1). And Rich, her husband is a competitive cyclist for the Priority Health Racing Team (Ann Arbor Velo Club).
PR's (all on the roads):
Running career highlights:
- winner, 2006 Brian Diemer Amerikam 5K
- Member 1995 & 1996 World Half-Marathon Championship teams
- 5-time winner, Detroit Race for the Cure
- winner 1992 Army 10-Miler
- 2nd place 1999 Broad Street 10-Mile
- 1996 champion & course record holder, Nat'l City Run half-marathon.