Lauren Paquette

Brooks I.D.
Little Rock, AR Baylor University Memphis, TN

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Off the track, Lauren is a Sport Psychology Consultant and a running coach, and self-acclaimed foodie. On the track, she hit her first Olympic Games standard in her first 5k ever run on the track - and she keeps getting faster.

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Lauren Paquette

From Little Rock, AR, Lauren attended Little Rock Christian Academy where she was an all-state standout. Though she also lettered in volleyball, softball, and tennis, it was in track and cross country where Lauren set her mark. Having earned individual state titles in cross country, indoor track in the mile, and outdoor track in the mile and 800, Lauren was a force to be reckoned with. When it came time to move to the next level, she chose the Baylor Bears in Waco, TX. While earning a degree in Exercise Physiology,…

About Lauren

  • Coach: Max Paquette - Running Coach; Frank DeSalvo - Sport Psychologist
  • Agent: Josh Cox
  • Training group: I train solo in Memphis, TN!
  • Philanthropic involvement: St. Jude Heroes
  • Training hurdles: I have overcome numerous injuries, including a freak accident where I was tripped in a race, broke my face and had reconstructive surgery - that experience taught me a lot.
  • Special skills: I was trained classically in piano and almost majored in this in college; I can type 120 wpm; I seem to have a knack for finding homeless puppies on runs and then finding homes for them? (6 last year!)
  • Favorite foods: guacamole, tacos, burritos, frozen mango, Indian!
  • Hobbies: reading, traveling, dogs, hiking, cooking, finding coffee shops
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Favorite movie: too many to count: Good Will Hunting and Almost Famous are prime choices
  • Dream vacation: roadtripping through Australia or Great Britain
  • Favorite place to compete: Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas
  • Warm up song: I prefer to listen to podcasts but Rolling Stones is definitely up there
  • I most enjoy competing against: myself (cliche what)
  • After competition indulgence: ice cream 100% (who am i kidding this is a weekly indulgence)
  • Highschool PR: 2:19 800, 5:11 mile, 12:23 2-mile
  • Training partner: whoever i can convince to come out that day; primarily some local guys: Adam Sommers and Cameron Thomas
  • Spouse: Max Paquette
  • Children: 0

More fun facts about Lauren:

  • Father was a professional pole vaulter
  • Prefers to road trip to races rather than fly (unfortunately most races are too far away from me for this!)
  • I don't have any creases in both of my ring fingers - it's weird.

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Team Lauren:

Huge thanks to @rwilly2003 for all of the guidance on a rogue gluteus medius tendon! Phew. You literally saved my ass. 🍑👍🏻 grateful!!

RT @JoshCox: The #CleanSport bill makes it to the U.S. Senate: “Under the Act, penalties would include fines up to US$1 million or impris…