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Leigha Anderson
Leigha Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Cumberland Valley

Event:
Distance

Experience:
SR


11/23/2013

Cross Country Ends Season at NCAA Championships

Women's squad places 25th; Matt Fischer finishes 78th

11/15/2013

Fischer Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Women's squad finishes third, men's team places fifth at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

11/03/2013

Fischer Sets Program Record at Big Ten Championships

Women's squad places fourth; Men's team finishes ninth

10/19/2013

Lions Post Top-20 Finishes at Pre-National Invitational

Women's squad runs to 13th-place finish; Men's team finishes 17th

10/05/2013

Cross Country Posts Top-10 Finishes at Paul Short Run

Women's squad secures ninth-place finish; men's team places 10th

On the National Scene ... || 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 ... || 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 ... || 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 ... || 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 5:01.07 ***
3000m 9:43.96 ***
5000m 17:46.93 17:49.67

2012 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
8/31 Lock Haven Dolan Duals 4K 3rd 3 1st 14:34
9/8 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 6K 10th 5 1st 22:05
9/29 Greater Louisville 5K 54th 5 5th 17:38
10/12 Wisconsin Invite 6K 131st 6 8th 20:59
10/28 Big Ten Championships 6K 31st 5 3rd 21:04
11/9 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. 6K 20th 4 4th 21:14
11/17 NCAA Champs. 6K 180th 143rd 6th 21.21

2011 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/2 Lock Haven Dolan Duals 4K 10th 7 9th 14:40
9/17 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 6K 30th 29th 3rd 22:54
9/30 Notre Dame Invitational 5K 16th JV 10th 18:41
10/14 Penn State National 6K 70th 7 9th 23:12
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