Track & Field

 Leah Nugent
Leah  Nugent


Abington, Pa.

High School:
Ablington Senior

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Hurdles, Sprints



UK Women's Track & Field Earns Best SEC Finish since 1982

Harrison breaks SEC Record in the 100m hurdles


63 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate

Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at Rupp Arena


UK Finishes USATF Championship With Three Top-10 Finishes

Wildcats Qualify Three for North American U-23 Championships


Hillenbrand Makes USATF 1500m Final

Hillenbrand starts UK off at USATF Outdoor Championships


Three Wildcats Advance in Early USATF Outdoor Championship Heats

Wildcats off to strong start in first two days of National Championships

Collegiate Bests
: 8.25 | 100H: 13.29 | 400m: 56.79

Two-Time All-American (Indoor 4x400M Relay, 400M Hurdles)

2013-14 (Junior)
Outdoor - Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400M Hurdles and 4x400M Relay ... Finished seventh in the NCAA 400H final ... Finished fourth in the SEC 400H Final with a PR time of 56.97, which ranks second on the UK all-time list ... Ran a 100H PR of 13.29 at the Penn Relays, which ranks fourth on the UK all-time list ... Ran a wind-aided time of 13.27 at the Florida Relays.
Indoor - NCAA Qualifer in the 60M hurdles and 4x400M relay ... Ran a PR 8.20 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships ... Part of UK's fourth-place 4x400M relay team at SECs.

Prior to UK

Comes to UK having already proven herself as a collegiate all-conference hurdler ... Was All-ACC in the 400-meter hurdles in 2013, and she also made the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in the 100h and 400h the past two seasons ... Collegiate-best 100h time is 13.72 with an all-conditions best of 13.63, and her best 400h time is 58.47 ... As a prep athlete she was an eight-time All-America and 2011 Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Nugent set Pennsylvania records in the 300m hurdles and the 4x400m relay en route to a pair of state titles ... Her high school-best 300h time of 41.10 was the nation's No. 3 prep performance in 2011. She won the New Balance Outdoor National Championship in 2011 as well as the Penn Relays 400m hurdles high school championship in 2010.

2013 (Sophomore) -Virginia Tech-
Outdoor - Earned All-ACC honors in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing third at 59.22 ... Clocked a season best time of 58.47 in the prelims ... Finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles at the ACC Championship with a time of 13.79 ... Produced her best all-conditions times of the season in the 100-meter hurdles at the Bob Pollock Invitational with marks of 13.63 in the prelims and 13.67 in the finals ... Had a season best time in the 100-meter hurdles of 13.77 at the Hurricane Invitational in the season opening meet ... Competed in the 100 (13.85) and 400 (61.10) meter hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.

Indoor -
Finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at the ACC Championship (8.50) ...Posted a season best of 8:35 in the 60 meter-hurdles at the Hokie Invitational ... Clocked in at 8.39 in the prelims of the VT Elite Meet .. Ran a time of 8.43 in the prelims at the VT Qualifier ... Was on the 4x400 relay team that took fifth at the ACC Championship (3:42.45).

2012 (Freshman) -Virginia Tech-
Outdoor - Ran an all conditions season best 13.65 in the 100 meter hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and also competed in the 400 meter hurdles (1:00.17) at the East Prelims ... Clocked a wind legal season best in the 100 meter hurdles (13.72) at NC A&T's Aggie Classic ... Scored points at the ACC Championship in the 100 meter hurdles (seventh, 14.05) and 400 meter hurdles (eighth, 1:04.30) ... Ran a wind-aided 13.83 in the prelims of the 100 meter hurdles at the ACC Meet and 1:00.29 in the prelims of the 400 meter hurdles ... Notched a season best in the 400 meter hurdles at the Florida Relays (59.68) ... Fourth in the 100 meter hurdles at Georgia Tech's Yellow Jacket Invitational (13.88) ... Won the 100 meter hurdles (14.33) and ran on the winning 4x100 meter relay (45.81) at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.

Indoor -
Anchored the sixth place 4x400 meter relay team at the ACC Championship (3:46.70) ... Also competed in the 60 meter hurdles (8.73) and 400 meters (57.88) at the ACC Meet ... Runner-up in the open section of the 400 meters at the VT Elite Meet (57.20) ... Notched season bests in the 300 meters (41.53), 400 meters (57.17), 500 meters (1:21.43) and 60 meter hurdles (8.49).

High School
Won the outdoor 300m intermediate hurdles in a state-record time of 41.10 seconds at the Pennsylvania Class 3A state championship meet in 2011 ... Helped Abington Senior H.S. to a second-place finish as a team ... Anchored the 4x400-meter relay to a state championship in another state-record time of 3:46.20 ... State-meet performance in the 300 hurdles ranked as the nation's No. 3 mark among prep competition in 2011 ... Eight-time All-American overall...Won the 400-meter hurdles at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2011 ... Penn Relays 400m hurdles high school champion in 2010 ... Named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Born on November 23, 1992 ... Daughter of Errol and Kim Nugent ... Has two brothers, Jorrel and Devin ... Older brother, Jorrel, competed in track & field for Millersville (Pa.) University ... Plans on majoring in biological sciences.

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