Leah Kincaid
Leah Kincaid

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Ill.

High School:
Springfield Southeast

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles/Long Jump



2007: Earned 2007 NCAA Outdoor All-American honors in the long jump after finishing in ninth place with a mark of 6.18 meters (20-03.50) at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

Currently holds the Purdue records for the 60-meter hurdles (8.31), 100-meter hurdles (13.27), indoor long jump (6.18m/20-03.50) and outdoor long jump (6.31m/20-08.50).

Two-time NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier, meeting the standard in the 100-meter hurdles in 2006 and the long jump in 2007, three-time NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier, three times in the 100-meter hurdles and one in the long jump.

Owns a trio of Big Ten medals, taking the silver in the long jump at the 2007 outdoor championships, the bronze in the long jump at the 2007 indoor championships and the bronze in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2006 indoor championships. She has scored for the Boilermakers in a total of nine events at the conference championships in the last two years.

2007 TEAM CAPTAIN

2006: Finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, setting a school record in the prelims (13.27) and qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Scored in a trio of events at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, sixth in the long jump and eighth in the 400-meter hurdles. She also recorded team points as part of the sixth-place 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams ... Ran the anchor leg on the shuttle hurdle relay team at the Penn Relays, breaking the school record for the second consecutive year at the meet ... Grabbed the bronze medal and broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles (8.31) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. Also finished fourth in the long jump.

2005: Conference runner-up in the long jump at the 2005 Outdoor Championships with leap of 6.02 meters (19-9) ... Ran leadoff for 4x100-meter relay team that placed sixth at the conference championships, posting a time of 46.58 ... Qualified for first regional appearance in 100-meter hurdles on season's final weekend, recording a 13.89 mark in prelims of the Big Ten Championships, placing 10th ... Won regular season long jump titles at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational and at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

2004: Redshirted ... did not compete during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School: Graduated from Springfield Southeast High School in 2003 ... earned varsity letters in track and field all for years ... a four-year letterwinner in cross country ... long jump state champ as a senior (19-4) ... 100 hurdles state champ as a senior (14.1) ... 300 hurdles state runner-up as a senior (42.7) ... competed for track and field coach Tom McBride.

Personal: Given name is Leah Marcel Kincaid ... born Aug. 11, 1985 ... daughter of Darren and Marcella Kincaid ... has three brothers: Darren Jr., Da'Nell and Derrick ... hobbies include reading and writing poems, bike riding, swimming and volleyball ... majoring in youth, adult and family services.