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Leah Steinke
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Green Cove Springs, Fla.
High School: Trinity Christian Academy
Major: Health and Wellness
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Leah Steinke Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 06/25/2010

2012 Outdoor: Raced to a personal best 400 m hurdles time at the 2012 Carolina’s Cup, crossing the finish line at 1:06.34 … Placed first in the event behind her lifetime best … Achieved the 12th fastest time in the 400 m hurdles at 2013 Big South Outdoor Championships … Ran 1:07.19 in the event … Took 5th in the 400 m hurdles (1:08.21) at the Winthrop Invitational … Recorded a time of 2:23.10 to take 22nd in the 800 m run at the Weems Baskin Invitational (University of South Carolina) … P.R.’d in the 200 m dash (28.29) at the Weems Baskin Invitational

2011-12 Indoor: Set a personal best time in the 1 Mile Run at the Dick Taylor Invitational, crossing the finish line at 5:48.31 ... Finished 18th in the event ... Achieved a season best time of 2:23.58 in the 800 m Run at the Tiger Paw Invitational, placing 15th in the event ... Finished 16th in the 800 m Run (2:23.98) at 2011-12 Big South Conference Indoor Championships ... Took ninth in the 800 m Run (2:28.56) at the Niswonger Invitational

2011 Outdoor: Did not compete.2010-11 Indoor: Recorded a personal record time of 1:23.61 in the 500 meter dash at the Liberty Open, good enough for seventh ... Was a part of the distance medley relay team which finished sixth at 2010-11 Big South Conference Championships (12:44.73) ... Set a season best time in the 800 meter run at the Tiger Paw Invitational, clocking in at 2:25.89 ... Contributed to the 11th-place 4x400 meter relay team at the Appalachian Opener (4:20.68) ... Also competed in the 800 meter run at the Niswonger Invitational

2010 Outdoor: Turned in a time of 2:21.65 in the 800 meter run preliminaries at 2010 Big South Championships ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished seventh at 2010 Big South Championships with a time of 4:02.73 ... Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished third with a time of 4:06.49 at the Asics Winthrop Invitational ... A member of the 4x400 meter relay unit that placed eighth overall at the 2010 Aggie Relays with a time of 4:01.34 ... Finished ninth in the 800 meter run at the Asics Winthrop Invitational with a time of 2:19.00 ... Crossed the finish line in 13th-place with a time of 2:21.65 in the 800 meter run at the Charlotte 49er Classic ... Turned in a time of 1:01.28 in the 400 meter run at the 2010 Aggie Relays

2009-10 Indoor: Finished seventh in the 800 meter run at 2010 Big South Indoor Championships with a finals time of 2:20.75 ... Turned in a personal best time of 2:19.35 in the 800 meter run preliminaries at the conference indoor championship meet ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 4:02.57 at Big South Indoor Championships ... Picked up a fourth-place finish in the 600 meter dash with a time of 1:45.67 at the Appalachian Mountaineer Open ... Recorded a sixth-place finish in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:01.96 and a eighth-place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.56 ... Turned in a seventh-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:31.19 at the Appalachian Open ... Also a member of the distance medley relay team that finished in eighth-place with a time of 12:53.47 at the Niswonger Invitational ... Crossed the finish line in ninth in the 1-mile run at the Appalachian Invitational with a time of 5:54.15 ... Placed 16th overall in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:22.69 at the Tiger Paw Invitational ... Picked up a 20th-place finish in the 800 meter run at the Niswonger Invitational with a time of 2:28.15

Before Gardner-Webb: Was a six-time state qualifier in the 800 meters for Trinity Christian Academy ... Won districts in the 800 and in the mile as a freshman ... Also won the districts in the mile and 800 as a sophomore ... Finished second in the state at the 800 meter run as a junior with a personal best time of 2:18 ... Was on the varsity soccer team in both her senior and junior years ... Was a competitive gymnast from the age of 10 to 17

Personal: Leah Elizabeth Steinke was born on August 9, 1991 in New Milford, Connecticut ... Daughter of Chuck and Carol Steinke ... Older brothers Charlie and Paul were both members of the GWU cross country and track and field teams ... Majoring in Health & Wellness


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