Former Wheaton Warrenville South standout Lauren Mordini is now in her first year at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at WWS Mordini helped the Tigers to two consecutive third place finishes and a runner-up finish in 2011 at the 3A Cross Country Championships. Lauren tells MileSplit Illinois what she has been up to in this feature we like to call Where Are They Now?
Where did you continue your running career after high school?
I chose to run for Luther college in Decorah, Iowa.
What was the biggest adjustment you had to make to compete at the college level?
My biggest adjustment would have to be the training and running lots and lots of miles for the summer and season.
Is there anything you can tell high school athletes to better prepare them for the college experience?
Run a lot during the summer because the better your base is the better transition you will have to collegiate training and racing.
What memories from competing in high school stand out the most?
The team that I was with throughout high school were just amazing i miss them so much. The memories i made with them will last a lifetime. Also just knowing runners from the different schools at each race was so much fun!
What piece of coaching or advice that someone gave you has been the biggest help?
My coaches in high school just always believed in me and knew how good I could be. They always told me to stay positive and help me find the good in all my races, but they were not afraid to tell me where my weaknesses and strengths were.
1,600 Meter Run5:15.50
3200 Meter Run11:23.93
Three Mile Run17:06.00
5,000 Meter Run18:36.30