Laura Barreca
Laura Barreca
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Miller Place, N.Y.
High School: Miller Place
Event(s): Distance

Prior to Geneseo: Ran for Francis Sullivan at Miller Place High School ...  all-league, all-division, all-county and all-state from 2013-2014 ... member of the fastest small school team in Suffolk County history in the 2013-14 county championships ... for indoor and outdoor track & field: seven-time all-league, six-time all-county and three-time all-state (2011-2015) ... a member of the 2011, 2013, and 2014 4x800-meter relay team that was the fastest small school relay team in Suffolk County history ... received the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.

Personal: Laura Paige Barreca was born and raised in Miller Place, N.Y. ... parents are Lawrence and Christine Barreca ... studying chemistry... has two younger twin sisters, Jackie and Nicole ... also enjoys reading and going to the beach ... favorite athletic-related moment was competing at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2018 in Winneconne, Wis. ... best advice she's received is that "running is 90% mental" ... credits her high school coach for having the greatest influence over her running career ... started running cross country her junior year of high school, outdoor track and field in her freshman year and indoor track and field in her sophomore year.