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Leah Ford

Leah Ford
Leah  Ford

Hometown:
Mason, Ohio

High School:
Mason

Event:
Distances

I/O:
So./So.



2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2017
Indoors: Ran the 5000m twice... finished fifth at the Clemson Invitational (18:52.69) and 17th at the Tiger Paw Invitational (19:13.87)
Outdoors: Ran both the 3000m and the 5000m... her too 3K finish came at the Weems Baskin Invitational, where her time of 10:56.46 was good for ninth... placed 10th in the 5K at the Spec Towns Invitational, at 18:47.91.

2016 Cross Country (Freshman)
Ran five times in her first year as a Gamecock ... Finished fifth on the team and 16th overall with her 19:22.77 clocking in her collegiate debut at the Carolina Challenge 5K ... Came in 16th among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (19:46.8) ... Her best 5K time came in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, as she finished 153rd in the Gold Division race in 19:06.6 ... Tallied her best 6K time in the Crimson Classic at 23:25.7, ranking 141st overall ... Finished 132nd in the SEC Championships (24:52.7)

High School
The Mason High product competed mostly at 1600m during her high school career ... Ranked ninth in the OATCCC Indoor State Championship at 1600m, finishing with her best indoor time of 5:19.81 at that distance ... Three times, she finished fifth in the OHSAA Outdoor Division I District meet ... Her top outdoor 1600m time came at the 2013 Rod Russel Mason Invitational, completing the race in 5:08.65 ... In her four years with the Comets, she helped the team win two state champs (2012-13), one runner-up finish (2014) and one third-place showing (2015) ... Competed in four Ohio State Cross Country Championships, finishing a high of 14th in 2013 ... Ran her career-best 18:30.52 in that year's district race, finishing third ... Served as the cross country team captain as a senior ... Ranked 40th in that year's Nike Cross Midwest Regional.

Indoor Personal Records
5000m
18:52.69 (1/14/17 Clemson Invitational)
Outdoor Personal Records
3000m
10:56.46 (3/25/17 Weems Baskin Invitational)
5000m
18:47.91 (4/8/17 Spec Towns Invitational)
 

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