Leighton Lerum
Leighton Lerum


Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Providence Academy




Stanford Leads Gophers with Two Titles

Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday


Mid-Distance Gophers Race at Carleton Relays

Bollig and Mikkalson lead Minnesota in the 800m and 1,500m races


Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend


Three Gophers Win at Hamline Invite

Minnesota won the long jump, discus and hammer Wednesday evening


Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

2014 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races • ran a career-best 2:22.11 in the 800m for 16th place at UW-La Crosse • recorded a season-best time in the 200m (26.85) at UC San Diego • placed fourth in the 400m in a season-best 59.21 at Hamline • ran the 800m at Concordia St. Paul (2:22.46) and Carleton Relays (2:22.88) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season: Did not compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran the 400m in 57.88 at Meyo Invitational • ran on 4x400m relay team that placed third (3:50.26) at the Holiday Inn Invitational • placed fourth in the 400m at Parents Day Open, running 58.72 • best finish in the 200m came at Holiday Inn Invitational (26.01).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Meyo Invitational in the 200m and finished in 26.12 • ran the 200m at the Iowa State Classic in 26.33 • ran a 26.67 at the Jack Johnson Classic • competed in the 400m at the Iowa State Classic and finished in 58.44 • ran a 58.66 the Meyo Invitational • finished fourth at the Parents' Day Open (58.99) • competed at the Minnesota Open and finished second (60.53) • clocked in at 60.75 at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed at the Musco Twilight in the 200m and finished eleventh (25.97) • ran to an eighth place finish at the Tommie Twilight (26.24) • competed at the Jim Click Shootout in the 400m and finished seventh (58.57) • took sixth at the Tommie Twilight in the 400m (58.68).

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Providence Academy • high school coach was Nate Millerbernd • state champion in the 4x100m relay in 2008 and in the 4x200m relay in 2008 and 2009 • placed in the 400m in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and the 200m run in 2009 • also competed in the 4x200m relay in 2007 • helped team win state title in 2008 • state runner-up in 2009 • three-time all-conference honoree • two-time all-state honoree • set school records in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay • named all-conference in soccer in 2007 and 2008 • a member of the Plymouth Soccer Association • participated in travel club soccer from 2003 to 2009 • lettered in track (3), soccer (4) and cross country (1) • received the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award • member of the National Honor Society • named to headmaster's list.

Personal: Born February 11, 1991 • daughter of Stephen and Roxanne Lerum • has one younger sibling, Madison • enjoys painting, working with ceramics and playing the piano.

Lerum's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
200m 26.01 Holiday Inn Invitational (1/14/12)
400m 57.88 Meyo Invitational (2/3-4/12)
Lerum's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
200m 25.97 Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
400m 58.57 Jim Click Shootout (4/2/11)
800m 2:22.11 UW-La Crosse (5/9/14)


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