Track & Field

 Leah Ryan
Leah Ryan


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Sacred Heart Academy


• 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008-09 (Junior): Cross Country - Did not compete.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Competed in five of six meets for UK in first season of cross country ... Finished third or fourth in each of the races she was able to run ... Placed 25th overall at a 6K clip of 21:42 in the SEC Championships ... Earned Southeastern Conference Cross Country Freshman of the Week after her 31st finish overall at the Penn State National Invitational running the 6K course in 21:50. Indoor - At the Husky Invitational ran season-best 5000m mark of 17:43.36 ... At New Balance Collegiate Invitational ran season-best 3000m time of 10:13.64. Outdoor - Did not compete.

2006-07 (Freshman): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Participated in the mile run. Outdoor - Ran in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter events.

High School: A four-time first-team all-state selection ... A member of Sacred Heart's three-time KHSAA Class AAA State Champion cross country team ... Member of the 2004 KHSAA Class AAA State Champion track and field squad ... Regional champion in cross country her junior season, finishing fifth in the state championships that year ... Anchor leg of her school's state-record breaking 4x800 relay team with a time of 9:20 ... Individual state mile champion her freshman year, finishing in 5:07 ... Also was third in the state cross country championship her rookie campaign ... An Academic All-State selection each of her four years of high school ... A four-year honor roll member ... A member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club ... Recipient of the 2006 KHSAA Sportsmanship Award.

Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1987 ... Parents are Joe and Mary Beth Ryan ... Has one brother Andrew (18) ... Majoring in biology/pre-dental.

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