Track & Field
Leah Ryan - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Sacred Heart Academy

• 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008-09 (Junior): Cross Country – Did not compete.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Competed in five of six meets for UK in first season of cross country … Finished third or fourth in each of the races she was able to run … Placed 25th overall at a 6K clip of 21:42 in the SEC Championships … Earned Southeastern Conference Cross Country Freshman of the Week after her 31st finish overall at the Penn State National Invitational running the 6K course in 21:50. Indoor – At the Husky Invitational ran season-best 5000m mark of 17:43.36 … At New Balance Collegiate Invitational ran season-best 3000m time of 10:13.64. Outdoor – Did not compete.

2006-07 (Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – Participated in the mile run. Outdoor – Ran in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter events.

High School: A four-time first-team all-state selection … A member of Sacred Heart’s three-time KHSAA Class AAA State Champion cross country team … Member of the 2004 KHSAA Class AAA State Champion track and field squad … Regional champion in cross country her junior season, finishing fifth in the state championships that year … Anchor leg of her school’s state-record breaking 4×800 relay team with a time of 9:20 … Individual state mile champion her freshman year, finishing in 5:07 … Also was third in the state cross country championship her rookie campaign … An Academic All-State selection each of her four years of high school … A four-year honor roll member … A member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club … Recipient of the 2006 KHSAA Sportsmanship Award.

Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1987 … Parents are Joe and Mary Beth Ryan … Has one brother Andrew (18) … Majoring in biology/pre-dental.

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