ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
ECU has two individual winners at Joe Hilton UNC Invite
ECU was paced by a team effort in its second outdoor meet of the year
Kayla Padgett wins weight throw with school record mark of 20.03 meters
Tynita Butts earns NCAA qualifying mark in high jump
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in four 20-pound weight throw events during the indoor season...Recorded her career-best mark of 15.13m (49-07.75) at the SPIRE Invitational...Earned her highest finish, seventh, of the season at the Christopher Newport Invitational with a mark of 12.58m (41-03.25)...Set the ECU school record in the javelin with an NCAA qualifying mark of 48.32m (158-06.00) for a second place finish at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Competed in the NCAA East Regional and posted a qualifying mark of 47.01m (154-03.00) for 12th-place in the prelims...Went on to record a mark of 45.37m (148-10.00) for a 17th-place finish in the NCAA Championships...Also competed in the discus during the outdoor season and notched a career-best mark of 44.40m (145-08.00) at the Penn Relays to place 15th.
High School: Three-sport athlete at Hickory High School in track & field, volleyball and softball...Named to the All-State team in the discus and javelin her senior year...Named Region MVP and District MVP...Garnered All-District First Team honors on two occasions...Helped the Hornets to the State Championships in 2012...Discus PIAA Champion as a senior...Helped the Hornets win the 2012 PIAA Team Championship for women's track...Team captain.
Personal: Born Lauren Lubarski on September 12, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa...Daughter of Judy and John Lubarski...Has three brothers, Adam, 15, Johnny, 20, and Andy, 20...Majoring in exercise science.