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Leigh Gilmore
Leigh Gilmore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grove Hill, Ala.

High School:
UMS Wright

Experience:
1L



Career Bests
Track
• 800 meters - 2:10.54
• 1,500 meters - 4:28.96
• Mile - 4:54.70

Cross Country
• 4 kilometers - 14:47.80
• 5 kilometers - 17:39.10
• 6 kilometers - 21:07.12

Junior (2010-11)
Cross Country
Had a breakout cross country season in which she was the Tide's consistent No. 2 runner ... finished 36th at the NCAA South Region Championship with a personal best time on a 6-kilometer course (21:07.12) ... was 25th at the SEC Championships ... was the Tide's top runner at the Pre-National Meet ... finished eighth at the Crimson Classic.

Indoor Season
Competed in two events ... ran the 800 meters and mile at the Kentucky Invitational ... also ran the mile at the Texas A&M Challenge.

Outdoor Season
Posted the eighth fastest 1,500-meter time in school history with a time of 4:28.96 ... also holds the tenth spot for the 800 meters and the 3,000 meters for UA with times of 2:11.84 and 10:16.12 ... placed 15th at the SEC Championships for the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.84 ... also placed 14th at the SEC Championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:30.12 ... finished 21st at the SEC Championship 5000 meters with a finish of 17:31.29 ... earned first place in the 1,500 meters at both the Spec Towns Invitational and Mississippi Open with times 4:35.59 and 4:28.96, respectively ... took third at the War Eagle Invitational in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:37.50.

Sophomore (2009-10)
Cross Country
Scored for the Tide in all but one race during the cross country season ... saw a 45 second improvement in her 4-kilometer time at the Belmont/VU Opener where she posted a time of 15:04.04 ... set another personal best in the 5-kilometer Crimson Classic race by nearly 20 seconds, posting a time of 18:23.60 to finish 15th ... finished 33rd as the fourth Alabama runner at the SEC Cross Country Championships ... shattered her personal-best in the 6-kilometer by more than one minute at the NCAA South Region Championships where she finished 56th with a time of 22:00.52.

Indoor Season
Had the team's third fastest indoor 800-meter time with a 2:19.80 mark at the Kentucky Invitational ... recorded a personal best of 4:54.70 in the mile at the SEC Indoor Championships.

Outdoor Season
Set personal bests in the a 800 meters (2:10.54) and 1,500 meters (4:29.36) ... finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with her career best of 4:29.36 ... finished sixth (2:15.83) in the 800 meters at the Alabama Relays ... her top 800 meter time and the eighth fastest mark in school history came in the preliminaries of the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:10.54 ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshmen (2008-09)
Cross Country
Set a then personal-best in the 5 kilometers at the Crimson Classic finishing in 14th place with a time of 18:41.27 ... posted a then career-best in the 6 kilometers with a time of 23:08.57 at the Chile Pepper Festival ... finished 79th at the NCAA South Region Championships.

Indoor Season
Placed 16th in the mile (5:08.72) at the SEC Indoor Championships as well as 10th in the DMR (12:21.69) ... finished third in the 800 meters (2:21.89) at the Clemson Invitational.

Outdoor Season
Finished 18th (2:14.84) in the 800 meters and 17th (4:37.66) in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... finished sixth in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:14.34 a the Mississippi Open ... placed sixth at the Alabama Relays in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.23.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Pat Galle ... 2005 and 2006 4A State Team Champions in cross country and track ... 2007 5A State Team Runner-up in cross country ... 4A state record holder in the 1,600m, 4x800m and 3,200m ... earned All-State honors in track and cross country in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... earned MVP Award in track and cross country in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... member of the National Honor Society, Headmaster's List and Spanish National Honor Society ... also played basketball ... named best all-around athlete for basketball ... awarded the Heart Award and "Eddie" Desire Award in basketball ... played AAU basketball in 2005 is the daughter of Wyman Jr. and Cynthia Gilmore ... siblings are Wil, Sarah, and Vivian ... majoring in engineering ... her father played football for the University of Alabama while her mother played basketball at Mississippi State University ... her brother, Wil, played basketball at Birmingham-Southern College.