Leighton Lerum  
Leighton Lerum

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Providence Academy

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
02/11/1991


04/17/2014

Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

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

04/10/2014

Three Gophers Win at Hamline Invite

Minnesota won the long jump, discus and hammer Wednesday evening

02/22/2014

Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

02/18/2012

Gophers Have Solid Performance at Parents Day Open

Minnesota closes out the regular portion of the indoor season

02/02/2012

Minnesota Heads to Notre Dame for the 25th Annual Meyo Invitational

Action begins Friday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)

2013 Season: Did not compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran the 400m in 58.21 to earn fourth place at the MSU Open • ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team that placed third (3:50.26) at the Holiday Inn Invitational • placed fourth in the 400m at the Parents Day Open, running 58.72 • best finish in the 200m came at the Holiday Inn Invitational (26.01). 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. 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 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 • undecided major • daughter of Stephen and Roxanne Lerum • has one younger sibling, Madison • enjoys painting, working with ceramics and playing the piano.