Laura Transue
Laura Transue
Height: 5-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Anderson, S.C.
Position: Distance
Major: Graphic Design
Last School: T.L. Hanna HS

2011 Outdoor: Recorded a career-best time of 5:19.48 in the 1,500-meter at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic March 26 … Posted a time of 2:39.68 in the 800-meter at the Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, N.C., March 26 … Registered a time of 12:15.60 in the 3k steeplechase March 18 at the at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

2011 Indoor: Posted a career-best time of 11:19.13 in the 3,000-meter at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn., Feb. 5 … Recorded another personal-best Feb. 19 at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championship in Johnson City, Tenn., with a time of 19:26.15 in the 5,000-meter.

2010 XC:  Ranks ninth all-time at Upstate, posting a time of 19:59.68 at the A-Sun Championship Oct. 30 to finish the race 62nd … Claimed 30th at the Upstate Invitational Oct. 16 with a time of 20:15.44 … Crossed the line in 20:35.47 at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2 … Recorded a time of 21:00 at the Eye Opener Sept. 5, taking 70th … Finished in 21:12.86 at the Clemson meet Sept. 17, coming in 62nd-place.   

2010 Indoor: Competed in a pair of events for Upstate … Crossed the finish line on 2/12 with a 12:00.06 3000m and found a 20:44.07 5000m time on 2/6.

2010 Outdoor: Ran the 1500m, 3K steeplechase and 5000m, picking up times of 5:27.83 (3/27), 12:51.09 (5/15) and 19:54.21 (3/19), respectively.

2009 XC: Competed in all six meets for the Spartans ... Best time, 20:48, came at the A-Sun Championships (10/31), as she finished 63rd ... Best finish of the season came on at the Eye Opener (9/5), when she placed 45th.

Before USC Upstate: A four-year letterwinner and four-time all-region selection at T.L. Hanna ... Recorded personal-best times of 19:57.45 in the 5,000 meters, 5:54.75 in the 1,600 meters, and 12:48.89 in the 3,200 meters, earning her team's Most Valuable Distance Runner award as a senior ... The 2008 Region 1-4A champion in cross country.

Personal: Born on Feb. 20, 1991 in Nazereth, Pa. ... Daughter of Scott and Rochelle Transue ... Has a sister, Trisha ... A graphic design major ... Enjoys running, swimming and arts and crafts ... Favorite type of food is pasta ... Favorite movie is "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite TV shows are "Top Chef" and "Jersey Shore" ... Favorite seasons are summer and fall ... Favorite quote is "if you're not first, you're last".