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Ciara Leonard

Hurdles
Position
Freshman
Class
Elkins Park, Pa.
Hometown
Cheltenham
High School

All-ACC
2019 Outdoor: 100m hurdles (second team)
2018 Outdoor: 100m hurdles (second team)

NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
2019: 100m hurdles, 4x100m relay 
2018: 100m hurdles
2017: 100m hurdles

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2019 Outdoor 
• Finished 26th in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, in addition to placing 22nd in the 4x100m relay 
• Earned second-team All-ACC honors with a sixth-place finsih in the 100m hurdles at the ACC Championships 
• Placed fourth with the 4x100m relay at the ACC Championships 
• Recorded a season-best time of 13.29 in the 100m hurdles at the Virginia Grand Prix 
• Captured a career-best time of 12.34 at the Virginia Challenge in the 100m dash 
• Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 
• Recognized to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019 Indoor 
• Finished 10th at the ACC Championships in the 60m hurdles 
• Ran a career-best time of 7.86 in the 60m dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational 
• Finished second in the 60m hurdles at the Nittany Lion Challenge and Keydet Invitational 

2018 Outdoor 
• Set a school record in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims, running a time of 13.26
• Earned All-ACC honors with a fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles at the ACC Championships 

2018 Indoor 
• Captured a 12th-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best time of 7.86 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in the 60m dash
• Tied her career-best time of 8.38 in the 60m hurdles, which ranks second in school history

2017 Outdoor
• Set a UVA record in the 100m hurdle with a time of 13.41 at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 100m hurdles
• Finished 11th in the 100m hurdles and eighth with the 4x100m relay at the ACC Championships • Won the 100m hurdles at the Virginia Quad
• Finished first with the 4x100m relay team at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017 Indoor
• Finished ninth in the 60m hurdles at the ACC Championships
• Set a career-best mark in the 60m hurdles (8.38) at the ACC Championships

2016 Outdoor
• Set UVA freshman record in 100m hurdles with time of 13.67 at ACC Championships • Placed 10th in 100mH at ACCs
• Time of 13.67 in 100mH ranks second on UVA’s all-time list
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016 Indoor
• Ran season-best times in 60m (8.00) and 60m hurdles (8.74) at National Fastrack Qualifier
• Season-best time of 8.74 in 60mH ranks 10th on UVA’s all-time list and third on UVA’s freshman list

Background
•  Ranked No. 3 in the class of 2015 in the 100 hurdles by Dyestat
• Two-time Pennsylvania state champion

Personal
• Daughter of Shawna and John Leonard
• Has two younger sisters, Cheyenne and Crystal