• LAUREN (Blaisdell) FELKER

    Lauren Blaisdell Felker was an outstanding Lyons High School athlete from 1978-1981.  Lauren played varsity soccer for three years, varsity volleyball for four years and varsity track for four years.

    Lauren played left wing in soccer.  She was the “outstanding offensive player” in the 11th and 12th grade.  She was team captain her senior year.

    Lauren played hitter in volleyball.  She was named “most improved” her freshman year.  She was “most valuable” her junior and senior years.

    As good as Lauren was in soccer and volleyball, she really excelled in track.  She competed in a number of events.  The 200, 800, 400, 400 hurdles, shot put, 1600 relay and 3200 relay.  In 9th grade, the team came in 2nd place in Class B sectionals.  The 3200 relay medley team composed of Jordan, Blaisdell, Bernhardt and Wallace won sectionals in the time of 10:43.3.  In 10th grade, the team was undefeated, Wayne County Champs and Class C Sectional Champs.  The3200 meter relay team composed of Jordan, Krusemark, Blaisdell and Wallace again won sectionals with a time of 10:31.1.  In 11th grade, the team again was undefeated, Wayne County champs and Class C Sectional Champs.  The3200 meter relay team composed of Nolan, Rainis, Blaisdell and Wallace came in 2nd in Sectionals.  The 1600 relay team set a school record at 4:26.2 which stood until 2002.  Lauren came in 6th in sectionals in the shot put with a toss of 8.62 meters.  In her senior year, Lauren received the “most outstanding” award and the 1600 meter relay team came in second in sectionals.  Lauren completed here high school career by being named “Female Athlete of the Year” in 1981.

    Lauren continued her athletic career at Cornell University.  She rowed on the freshman crew in the fourman shell.

    Lauren currently lives in Lyons with her husband Steve and children Wes, 19, Cal 17 and Leah 16.  She spent many years on the Lyons Little League Board of Directors and the concession stand.  She has enjoyed coaching and cheering for her children in football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, track, basketball and baseball.  Lauren currently serves on the Wayne Hills Country Club Board of Directors.  She and her sister, Steff won the Wayne Hills CC Women’s Invitational in 1998 and The Fox Valley Ladies Invitational in 2005.  She teaches Special Education at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School.