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Leigha Anderson
Leigha  Anderson


Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Cumberland Valley




Cross Country/Track & Field Announces Team Awards

2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week


Gerlach Wins Big Ten 3,000-meters Title to Pace Nittany Lion Women on Day One

Nittany Lions in fourth place heading into highly-competitive day two on Saturday


Nittany Lion Track and Field Teams Finish Successful Weekend During Split Competition

Penn State's next action will come at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1


Record 68 PSU Student-Athletes Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year


School-Record 296 Penn State Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2012-13

Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes


On the National Scene... || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 12th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... All-region ... Ran a time of 21:38.4 to place 147th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships || 2012 Cross Country || Placed 180th overall as the Nittany Lion's sixth runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Earned All-Region status after finishing 20th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, helping the Nittany Lions to the program's first team title ... Clocked a career-best 21:14 on the Blue-White Course at the Mid-Atlantic Regional

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Outdoor || Finished 11th in the 10,000-meter run (34:55.61) || 2014 Indoor || Placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run (16:26.32) ... A member of the ninth-place distance medley relay team (11:34.83) || 2013 Cross Country || Placed 25th || 2013 Indoor || Placed 17th in the 3,000 meters, finishing in 9:47.24 - just shy of a lifetime best || 2012 Cross Country || Assisted in the Nittany Lions' third-place finish in the team standings, placing 31st overall as the Nittany Lions' number-five finisher

On the Course... || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in two meets ... Helped the Nittany Lions claim the team title at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invite with her fourth-place finish (21:11.2) ... Finished 24th at the Notre Dame Invitational (16:47.7) || 2013 Cross Country || Opened the 2013 campaign with a second-place at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Posted a 30th-place finish at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Took 43rd at the Pre-National Invitational || 2012 Cross Country || Ran a career-best 20:59 for 6,000-meters at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 131st in a loaded field ... Highest individual finish was third at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Placed 10th overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, helping the Nittany Lions to the team title || 2011 Cross Country || Ran as Penn State's third finisher at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Highest individual finish was 10th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational and Penn State National

Around the Track... || 2014 Outdoor || Won the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays with her lifetime-best time of 33:52.32, which is the second-fastest time in school history ... Finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invite with her lifetime-best time of 16:08.74, which is the fifth-fastest time in school history || 2014 Indoor || Recorded a lifetime-best time of 4:47.60 en route to a second-place finish in the mile run at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Recorded a lifetime-best time of 9:26.37 in the 3,000-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational ... A member of the first-place distance medley relay team that posted a final time of 11:32.11 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup || 2013 Outdoor || Competed in three events, with her highest finish coming with a 16th-place effort (4:39.20) in the 1500 at the Alabama Crimson Tide Invitational || 2013 Indoor || Clocked a lifetime-best 9:43.96 for the 3K at the Penn State National - good for 12th-place overall ... Ran on third-place distance medleys at both the Nittany Lion Challenge and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished 16th in her section of the 3,000 at the Washington Husky Classic, clocking 9:44.41 || 2012 Indoor || Highest place finish was second in the 3,000 meters at the Penn State Relays, where she clocked a collegian PR 10:13.87 ... Placed 10th in the 5,000 meters at the Penn State National via a PR of 17:46.93 ... Finished ninth in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 5:01.07 || 2011 Outdoor || Redshirted the 2012 outdoor campaign

Before Penn State... || High School || A four-time state qualifier in cross country, Anderson developed an impressive resume during her career at Cumberland Valley, turning in finishes of 11th or better during all four appearances at the PIAA State Championships, including a bronze-medal effort as a junior in 2009. Also a four-time participant at the PIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Anderson boasts a career-best finish of fourth in the 3200-meter run as a junior, clocking a PR of 10:41.11 || Personal || Daughter of Stephen and Deborah Anderson ... Birthday is September 29, 1992

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
1500m *** 4:39.20
Mile 4:47.60 ***
3000m 9:26.37 ***
5000m 16:26.32 16:08.74
10000m *** 33:52.32


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