Lara Way
Lara Way
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Martinez, Ga.
Previous School: University of Georgia

AS A SENIOR IN 2017: Named NCAA All-Region for placing top 25 at the NCAA Southeast Region ... Named to Peach Belt All-Conference and All-Academic teams … Led the Jaguars in three races … Had four top-10 finishes, and six top-20 finishes … Helped Augusta finish 2nd in the PBC Championship by finishing 3rd, posting her best 5K time of 17:53.4, and breaking the record for fastest 5K in school history … Finished 11th in the Southeast Region Championship with a 6K time of 22.58.8 … Finished 5th in the Bobcat Invitational with a 6K time of 22:5.0 … Best finish was 2nd in the Jaguar Invitational with a 5K time of 19.30.1.

AS A JUNIOR TRANSFER IN 2016: Named first team Peach Belt All-Conference … competed in five races for Augusta … Won the individual title at the  Jaguar Cross Country Challenge with a time of 19:19.84 …  Earned MVP for the team at the William S. Sherrill Jr. Athletics Awards Banquet … Placed third at the NCAA Southeast Region in 23:37.9 … Placed third with a time of 23:37.9 at the Georgia College Invitational … Ran the seventh-fastest 6k in the PBC this year at the Falcon Classic … Made the All-Sportsmanship Team … Helped team finish top 10 at Peach Belt Conference Championship and NCAA Regional … Contributed to the Jaguars being named a NCAA DII All-Academic Team … Helped team to a No. 7 ranking in NCAA Southeast Region.

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA: Attended UGA in Athens, Ga. from 2014-16 and lettered in cross country and track and field in 2015 … All-SEC Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Directors Honor Roll … 6K-22:58 scored for UGA in Struts Season Opener … Track team took third at NCAA indoors 2015-2016.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lakeside High School in Evans, Ga., in 2014 … Attended for all four years and lettered in cross country and track and field … Competed under Coach Jerry Meitin and Ken Bowles … Region Champion 800M Panther Award, Coaches award, All-State 800M 5K-18:55, 1600 - 5:21 800M -2:21 … Honor graduate, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Augusta, Ga., on Dec. 27, 1996 … Daughter to Peter and Anne Way and sister to Joe Way … Plans on studying biology.