Track & Field
Molly Leppelmeier - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown McComb, Ohio
  • Previous School Purdue
  • Major Computer science
  • High school McComb 

Academic Accolades 

  • CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-America – 2021
  • Academic All-District Team – 2021
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2020, 2021
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2019

2021-22 (Graduate) 


  • Broke the hammer throw record for the second time this season at the Joe May Invitational (213’0”/64.92m)
  • Broke her own hammer throw school record at the Florida Relays as the third collegiate finisher in the event (212’7”64.79m)


  • Threw for a season best in the shot put at SEC Championships (52’10.25”/16.11m)
  • Earned a personal best in the weight throw (69’11”/21.31m) with a second-place finish at the McCravy meet
  • Won the shot put (52’2.5”/15.91m) at the Virginia Tech Challenge
  • Won the shot put (49’7.28”/15.12m) at the Cardinal Classic
  • Won both the shot put (50’2.5”/15.30m) and weight throw (66’8.5”/20.33m) at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Finished third in the shot put at the Vanderbilt Invitational (51’3.50″/15.63m) and fifth in the weight throw (65’11.50″/20.10m)

2020-21 (Senior) 

  • Scored points at the SEC Championships, finishing sixth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw
  • Won the shot put at the Wooo Pig Classic, 50’5.25”/15.37m
  • Turned in a personal-best weight throw of 67’10.75”/20.69m at the South Carolina Invitational, a toss that rates No. 3 in school history


  • Placed 18th in the hammer throw at NCAA Championships, tying her own school record with an honorable mention All-America distance of 212’0″/64.62m
  • Reached the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw, nearly breaking her own school record with a toss of 211’6”/64.46m in the East Preliminaries
  • Scored points at the SEC Championships with eighth-place finishes in the discus and hammer throws
  • School-record 212’0”/64.62m in the hammer throw at the Florida Relays, placing second at the event
  • Won the hammer at the Weems Baskin Relays

2019-20 (Junior) 

  • Named to 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
  • Named to 2020 SEC Community Service Team
  • Placed 7th in weight throw at SEC Indoors
  • Placed 5th in shot put at SEC Indoors

2018-19 (Sophomore) 

  • Placed eighth scoring a point at her first SEC Championships in the weight throw
  • Just missed scoring in the SEC shot put, placing ninth
  • Shot put season best 51’9.75″/15.79m at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational to place fifth. The mark moved her to No. 8 on the UK all-time list
  • Weight throw season best 64’5.75″/19.65m ranks No. 4 on the UK all-time list

2017-18 at Purdue 

  • B1G scorer, placing eighth in the discus with a PB 171’9”/52.36m
  • NCAA East Prelims qualifier in the discus


  • Competed at eight meets
  • 23rd in the B1G weight throw
  • Shot put PB 50’8.25”/15.45m came in third-place performance at Iowa State Classic
  • Runner up in the weight throw at the Fred Wilt Invite with a PB 57’6.5”/17.54m

High School 

  • Gatorade Athlete of the Year in Ohio
  • Attended McComb High School in McComb, Ohio
  • Shot put state champion her junior year
  • Sixth place finisher in New Balance Nationals discus her junior year
  • Finished third place in shot put at state meet as a freshman
  • First team conference for volleyball her senior year
  • Shot put and discus state champion her senior year
  • Third place finisher in the New Balance National shot put (indoor and outdoor), discus, and hammer as a senior
  • Third place finisher at USATF Junior National Championship in hammer
  • Career best in hammer was 184’11.5” in the year 2017
  • Career best in discus is 171’5” in the year 2017
  • Career best in shot put is 50’10.25” in the year 2017
  • Coached by Jennifer Beckman and Jay Leppelmeier


  • Full Name: Mallory Nicole Leppelmeier
  • Birthday: August 11
  • Hometown: McComb, Ohio
  • Parents: Jay and Linda Leppelmeier
  • Siblings: Older sisters Jackie and Becca
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking and playing board games

  • Fun fact: Went on a service trip to Ethiopia her sophomore year of college
  • Notes: Sisters both graduated from Kent State and were throwers on the track team
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