June 16, 2012
Lauren Roberts, a 2011 Moffat County High School graduate, clears the high jump bar during a track meet during her junior year at MCHS. Roberts competed in the heptathlon for a year at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and is now transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to run, jump and throw there.
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2011 Moffat County High School graduate Lauren Roberts is getting used to change. The track and field standout showed off her athleticism by competing in a variety of events while at MCHS—long jump, high jump, triple jump and the 200-meter dash. But those events require mostly similar skills; speed, explosiveness and power. When Roberts was recruited by the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, it was to compete in the pentathlon and heptathlon—competitions that consist of several events, most of which differ from what she had been doing before.