Britton, Gerlach, Jones, Leap, Seymour and Waithe headed to Oregon for the NCAA Finals
Penn State wins Distance Medley Relay title for third consecutive year; Nittany Lions sixth heading into day two of Big Ten Championship competition
Penn State's next action will come at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1
Nittany Lions to open indoor campaign Jan. 11 at Penn State Relays
Nittany Lions enjoy successful afternoon of track preliminaries
On the National Scene ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the triple jump event ... Advanced to the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with his 11th-place finish in the triple jump (51-1.50) at the NCAA East Prelims ... At the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Leap finished 16th in the triple jump with his lifetime-best jump of 51-6.50 ... His mark of 51-6.50 moves him into seventh all-time in the Penn State record books ... Second Team All-American || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the triple jump, where he finished 30th overall.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Took third in the triple jump with his wind-aided mark of 51-3.50 ... Placed 13th in the long jump (23-0.75) || 2014 Indoor || Took fifth in the triple jump (50-6.25) and seventh in the long jump (23-6.75) || 2013 Outdoor || Posted a pair of scoring finishes, including a bronze-medal effort in the triple jump ... Turned in a wind-assisted 50-5.25 (15.37) at the conference meet ... Also placed fifth in the long jump, thanks to an effort of 24-0.25 (7.32). || 2013 Indoor || Turned in lifetime indoor bests in both horizontal events, posting efforts of 23-5.25 (7.14) in the long jump, and 50-10.25 (15.50) in the triple jump ... Triple jump effort was good for third-place overall, and his first career Big Ten medal. || 2012 Outdoor || Just missed making the Big Ten final, finishing 10th overall in the triple jump. || 2012 Indoor ||Placed 16th in the triple jump in his first Big Ten appearance.
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Mainly competed in the long jump and the triple jump ... At the season-opening Crimson Tide Invitational, Leap placed third in the triple jump (48-10.25) and finished sixth in the long jump (22-9.75) ... Claimed the runner-up spot in the triple jump (49-5.5) at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... Won the triple jump (49-11) at the Team Challenge ... A member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team (41.91) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet ... Took sixth in the triple jump (49-8.25) at the Penn Relays || 2014 Indoor || Mainly competed in the long jump and the triple jump ... Opened the 2014 indoor season with a third-place finish in the triple jump (49-1) at the Penn State Indoor Relays ... Took second in the long jump at the Penn State National Invitational with his lifetime-best mark of 23-8 ... Won the long jump event at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup with his distance of 23-6.75 ... Posted an indoor season-best mark of 50-9.25 in the triple jump en route to a runner-up finish at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships || 2013 Outdoor || Started the outdoor season with a bang, turning in runner up finishes in the triple jump at both the Crimson Tide Invitational and LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Won the long jump at LSU ... Took second in the triple jump at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Won the long and triple jumps at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2013 Indoor || Enjoyed a breakout year in the jumps, starting the indoor season with a win in the triple jump, as well as a runner-up finish in the long jump at the Penn State Relays ... Also won the triple jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Finished second in the triple jump at the Penn State National, and again at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Took gold medal honors in the triple jump at the SPIRE D-I Invitational. || 2012 Outdoor || Posted an outdoor PR of 49-3.75 (15.03) to win the triple jump at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Also won the triple jump at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Finished third in the triple jump at the Bison Outdoor Classic, and placed sixth in the event at the LSU Invitational. || 2012 Indoor ||Took top honors in the triple jump at the Akron Invitational ... Jumped a season-best 48-1.75 (14.67) at the Penn State National ... Placed third in the triple jump at the Penn State Relays, and fourth at the Nittany Lion Challenge.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Scored two podium finishes at the 2011 PIAA AA Outdoor Championships, placing second in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump, while also competing in the high jump, and running on the seventh-place 4x400-meter relay ... Earned a trio of medals at the District VI Championships as a senior, placing first in the triple jump, second in the high jump, and third in the long jump ... Was a three-time state qualifier in the triple jump ... Boasted bests of 6-7 in the high jump, 21-8 in the long jump, and 47-11.75 in the triple jump coming out of high school. || Personal ||Son of Brian and Sharon Leap ... Birthday is August 17, 1992 ... Majoring in Engineering.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field