LOREN (LEAVERTON) SILAS
Loren has been making history since her days at Naaman Forest High School. The 1998 graduate was a three-time 5A state champion in 100-meter hurdles and long jump. She also set the national record for the fastest time in 100-meter hurdles her senior year, and is still ranked among the top 10 fastest hurdle times in the state. In addition to her track and field accomplishments, Loren was also a four-time All-American cheerleader, Homecoming Queen and voted “Miss Naaman Forest.” Her athletic abilities demonstrated in high school resulted in the Garland Sports Hall of Fame Gale Fields award in 1998.
Loren continued making headlines at Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Arkansas (UA). In 2000, she was a member of the LSU women’s outdoor NCAA National Champion team. She went on to become the 2001 SEC triple crown champion at UA, and set the UA record for the 400 leg of the distance medley relay.
Loren received a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2002 from the University of Arkansas. She enjoyed a successful career in the corporate world before she stepped away to follow her lifelong passion for coaching and mentoring.
Loren is a nationally published health and fitness author, as well as a certified group fitness trainer. She has been featured in hundreds of newspapers and numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated and American Track and Field Magazine. Currently, her focus is to assist athletes and adults to reach fitness goals.
Dedicated to athletics, Loren is currently training to compete in USA Track & Field competition.