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  Nicole Leach
Nicole Leach

Player Profile
Hometown:
West Philadelphia, PA

High School:
West Philadelphia Catholic

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/18/1987

Summer 2009 - Placed fifth in the 400m hurdles at the USATF Senior National Championships (55.72).

2009 - Won her second NCAA title in the 400m hurdles in a time of 55.39 ... At the West Regional, won her fourth 400m hurdles crown (56.29) and anchored the winning 4x400m relay (3:33.44) ... At Pac-10s, placed second in the open 400m (52.93) and anchored the winning 4x400m relay (3:33.62) ... Won the 400m (52.04) and 400m hurdles (56.33) against USC ... Ran on the winning 4x100m relay (45.23) at the UCLA Invite ... Member of the Cal/Nevada Champion 4x400m relay squad (3:35.89) ... In indoor track, ran on the NCAA provisional qualifying 4x400m relay team (3:37.19).

Summer 2008 - Placed 24th in the 400m hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

2008 - Earned outdoor NCAA All-American honors with her second-place finish in the 400m hurdles (54.62, season-best) and with the eighth-place 4x400m relay (3:34.47) ... West Region 400m hurdles (55.47) and 4x400m relay (3:32.82) champion ... Won the intermediates against USC (55.37) ... Member of the Cal/Nevada champion 4x400m relay team (3:39.30) ... UCLA Invite 800m champion (2:09.61, regional qualifier) ... In indoor track, ran on the NCAA provisional qualifying 4x400m relay (3:39.64).

Summer 2007 - Competed at the World Championships, finishing 19th overall in the 400m hurdles ... Earned two bronze medals at the PanAm Games, finishing third in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay ... Finished third in the intermediate hurdles at the USATF Championships (54.49).

2007 - Won the NCAA outdoor crown in the 400m hurdles with a lifetime-best 54.30 ... Also earned All-American honors on the 4x400m relay team that finished fourth overall (3:30.46) ... West Region (55.49) and Pac-10 (55.95) champion ... Also won a West Region title with the 4x400m relay team (3:32.55) ... Pac-10 runner-up in the 400m (51.97, lifetime-best) ... Finished first in the hurdles (55.60) and second in the 400m (51.97) against USC ... Won the open section of the 100m (11.88) and invite section of the 400m (52.33) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Won the 200m (23.95) at the UCLA Invite and was on the winning 4x100m (44.98) and 4x400m (3:39.78) relays.

Summer 2006 - Earned a gold medal on the USA 4x400m relay at the Junior World Championships ... Also earned a silver medal in the 400m hurdles at Worlds ... Won her third consecutive USATF Junior 400m hurdles title at the Junior National Championships.

2006 - Earned All-American honors with her fourth-place finish in the intermediate hurdles at the NCAA Championships (55.93) ... West Region (56.54) and Pac-10 (57.27) champion ... Also finished second in the 400m at Pac-10s (52.61)... Against USC, won the 400m (52.27) and 400mH (57.89) ... Won the Long Beach Invite 400m hurdles in 56.89 ... Finished third in the 400m (53.25) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Placed second in the 200m (24.04) at the UCLA Invite ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - 2005 Track & Field News All-American ... Member of the 2004 USA Junior Team and 2005 PanAm Junior Team (earning gold on 4x400m relay/placed sixth in 400mH) ... Four-time All-America ... Two-time USA Junior 400m hurdles Champion (ran a PR of 57.25 in 2005) ... Seven-time Catholic League ... 10-time indoor state champion ... Indoor junior class record holder in the 400m ... Indoor state 400m record holder ... Won the 400m at the NSIC in 2005 in a time of 53.04, moving her to No. 3 all-time on the indoor high school list ... Set Catholic League Meet records in the 100m (12.05), 200m (24.37), 400m (54.13) and 400mH (59.85) ... Penn Relay record holder in the 400mH ... Two-time Penn Relays MVP ... High school team were two-time Indoor State Champions MVP ... Member of the outdoor sprint medley relay team that set the national record ... Two-time Junior Olympic 400m champion ... Top prep times of 52.19 (indoor 400m), 57.25 (400mH, No. 3 on 2005 U.S. HS List) and 23.93 (200m) ... In 2005, West Philadelphia Catholic's 4x400m relay time of 3:41.96 (indoor) was No. 4 on the U.S. prep chart.

Personal - Born July 18, 1987 in West Philadelphia, PA ... Daughter of H. Allen Leach and B. Diane Scipro ... Has one brother, Corey ... Political Science major.

All-American
2009 - 400m Hurdles
2008 - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2007 - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2006 - 400m Hurdles

West Region Champion
2009 - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2008 - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2007 - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
2006 - 400m Hurdles

Pac-10 Champion
2007 - 400m Hurdles
2006 - 400m Hurdles

Leach's Best Times
400mH - 54.30
100mH - 14.49
800m - 2:09.61
400m - 51.69
200m - 23.93
100m - 11.80


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