Leah Pierce
Leah Pierce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, Mo.

High School:
Rock Bridge

Height:
5-4

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
09/01/1987



2006-07: Scored at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 breast, placing 10th with a time of 1:03.45, which ranks as the fourth fastest in Purdue history ... also competed in the 200 breast and 200 IM at Big Ten's ... set a personal best of 2:17.77 in the 200 breast at the Minnesota/Wisconsin triangular ... won the 100 breast during her collegiate debut at the Indiana Intercollegiates, recording a time of 1:05.07 ... won the 200 breast at the Boiler Make It and Northwestern dual ... recorded two runner-up showings in the 100 and 200 breast vs. Minnesota/Wisconsin.

High School: Graduated with honors from Rock Bridge High School in 2006 ... swam only for club team, Columbia Swim Club, and not for school ... prior to arriving at Purdue, placed second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast at Pro-Am meet with times of 1:02.11 and 2:14.07 ... also placed sixth at Spring Senior Nationals and qualified for Olympic Trials in 100 breast with time of 1:11.61 ... placed third in the 100 and 200 breast at 2004 Pro-Am meet with marks of 1:03.10 and 2:14.79 ... during the 2003-04 season, placed sixth at junior nationals in both breaststroke races ... that same year, qualified for senior nationals and U.S. Open in 100 and 200 breast ... 2003 Illinois state champion in the 100 breast ... qualified for 2003 junior nationals in the 100 and 200 breast.

Personal: Given name is Leah Jean Pierce ... born Sept. 1, 1987 ... daughter of John and Angela Pierce ... has two older sisters, Laura and Libby ... majoring in didactic dietics.