- 15 April 1980
Las Gatos, California, United States
- Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist and Shooting champion
- Alternative Names
- Ogilvie, Lauryn (maiden name)
Lauryn Mark began competitive shooting at the age of eleven. She represented the United States at the World Championships in Peru in 1997. Two years later, in 1999, she made history by becoming the youngest competitor ever to win the United States Open Women's Skeet Championship. Her win attracted ongoing sponsorship from the Italian firearm manufacturing company, Beretta. Mark (then Ogilvie) went on to compete for the USA in Italy, Spain, Australia, England, Finland, Cyprus, Egypt, Korea and Qatar.
After marrying her coach, former Australian Olympic gold medallist Russell Mark, Lauryn began to compete as a representative of Australia. In 2002, she set the Commonwealth Games record in the Women's Skeet (93 points) at Manchester. There she also won gold in the Women's Skeet pairs with Natalia Rahman. She was placed seventh at the World Championships that year. In 2004, Mark came fourth in the Women's Skeet at the Olympic Games in Athens; fourth in the Women's Skeet at the World Cup in Sydney; and first at the Masters Cup event in the Czech Republic. She won gold in the shooting pairs at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and silver in the individual event.
Lauryn and Russell Mark have one daughter, Sierra, and run corporate team building programs with their company Corporate Shooting Stars Pty Ltd.