WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (Fall 2007): Cross Country - Top runner for the Cougars all season...finished in the top three for the Cougars in every race she competed in...placed 23rd at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis), third on the team, and 36th at the NCAA West Regional (11/10/07, Eugene), third on the team.
JUNIOR (2006-07): Cross Country - Season highlights included finishing fourth at Idaho Jamboree, 28th at Sundodger Invite and 17th at Montana Invitational...sixth on team and 133rd overall at Pre-Nationals...eighth on team and 45th overall at Pac-10 Championships...selected Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...Indoor - Clocked in PR mile time at Husky Classic of 4:57.60i (2/10/07, Seattle)...finished 11th in the 3000m at the MPSF Championships with a PR time of 9:53.61i (2/24/07, Seattle)...Outdoor - Best season to date in terms of good health, fast times...finished fourth in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships with PR, NCAA Regional Qualifying and second-best time in school history of 10:26.78 (5/13/07, Stanford)...ran a PR 1500m time of 4:40.35 at Cougar Invite (4/21/07, Pullman)...another PR in 5000m of 16:57.40 at Stanford Invite (3/31/07)...placed 12th in steeple at NCAA West Regionals...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...named to USTFCCCA 2007 NCAA Track & Field All-Academic team...selected to Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards honorable mention team.
SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Cross Country - Number two runner for Cougar women behind All-American Haley Paul...second place to Paul at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...11th at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...sixth at the Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...100th overall, second on team at Pre-Nationals (10/15/05, Terre Haute)...41st overall, fourth on team at Pac-10 Championships (10/29/05, Tucson)...36th overall, second on team at NCAA West Regionals (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...selected Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Ran PR and NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 10:41.04 in steeplechase at Stanford Invite (4/1/06)...finished 15th in steeple at Pac-10 Championships...injured and did not compete at NCAA West Regional...named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
FRESHMAN (2004-05): Cross Country - Redshirt season...finished 16th running unattached at Idaho Invitational (9/3/04, Moscow)...Indoor - Ran fastest 3000m on team with 10:09.50i at Husky Classic (2/12/05, Seattle)...finished 16th in 3000m at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...Outdoor - Debut season in steeplechase...grabbed freshman school record with NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 10:44.91 at UW Dual (4/30/05, Seattle)...13th in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships...20th in steeplechase at NCAA West Region meet.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned 13 letters at Newberg High...four in track as a distance runner for coach Monte Bradley...four in soccer for coach Tim Tshondirtis...three in cross country for coach Bruce Sinkbeil and two in basketball for coach Marianne Funderhide...senior year, earned second team all-state cross country honors...named second team all-league in soccer...captained soccer team junior and senior years...junior year, earned all-league honors in 800m, 1500m and 3000m...named first team all-league in cross country...earned all-state honors on both track and cross country...as a sophomore, earned first team all league cross country honors...named first team all league in 800m.
PERSONAL. Born Meghan Kathleen Leonard 10/2/85, at McMinnville, Ore...father Curt is a contractor...mother Shirley...sister Laura (8/27/84)...majoring in movement studies at WSU.
LEONARD'S WSU BESTS 1500m - 4:40.35 (2007) Mile - 4:57.60i (2007) 3000m - 9:53.61i (2007) 3000m Steeplechase - 10:26.78 (2007) 5000m - 16:57.40 (2007)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2007 3000m Steeplechase 4th 10:26.78 5000m 19th 17:47.52 2006 3000m Steeplechase 15th 11:17.05 2005 3000m Steeplechase 13th 11:26.22
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2007 3000m Steeplechase 12th 10:34.37 2006 3000m Steeplechase DNC 2005 3000m Steeplechase 20th 10:49.82