Laura ran competitive cross country and track at the University of Pittsburgh where she held five track records for over ten years and was ranked in the top 20 in the 5,000 meters in Division 1 competition her junior year. Laura continued to pursue racing competition into her 20s, 30s and now her 40s and has made athletics a daily priority, consisting of running, swimming, cycling and strength training. Laura’s coaching experience started over nine years ago as the distance track coach at Academy of Notre Dame High School in Villanova, Pennsylvania. While there, Laura helped the Academy of Notre Dame break over 25 school track and field records in both indoor and outdoor
track was named 2011 Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association Cross Country Coach of the Year, won four PAISAA State Team Championships titles in track and field and four PAISAA State Team Championships titles in cross country. In 2012 her distance medley relay team broke the Pennsylvania state record and finished second in the country at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Championships. Several of Laura’s athletes continued their track and field careers at Division 1 and Division 3 programs throughout the country.
Laura is currently working as a track and cross country consultant for collegiate athletes and enjoys coaching her son’s school’s track and field program. Laura really enjoys seeing the athletes she coaches evolve, allowing her to witness the growth and improvement they have achieved together. She has trained many athletes who could barely run 400 meters when the season started to successfully complete 5K races by mid-season.