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leah kerstetter

Leah Kerstetter

YEAR INDUCTED
2018
ROLE
Athlete
LEVEL PLAYED
College, High School
About Leah Kerstetter

Leah Kerstetter graduated from Iroquois High School in 2002, having left her mark both locally and at the state level. She competed in the PIAA Championships four consecutive years.  As a sophomore in 2000, she garnered a silver medal in the PIAA 1600-meter run.  The following season, she would claim the top spot in this same event with a gold medal finish.  During her senior year in 2002, Leah won PIAA titles in both the 1600-meter and 800-meter runs to complete her high school career.  Her time of 4:55 in the 1600 was ranked in the top 20 nationally according to DyeStat.com.   Upon graduation, Leah received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Kentucky for cross country and track & field.  While at UK, she assisted the cross country team to a second place finish in the Southeastern Conference Championships. Additionally, she was the recipient of UK’s Courage Award in 2003 at their annual athletic banquet. Her career best performances include: 2:16 in the 800m, 4:36 in the 1,500m, 4:55 in the 1,600m, 9:55 in the 3,000m and 21:39 in the 6,000m.   Leah continues to enjoy running, and has completed several road races.  Her fastest 5K of 18:15 (1st female, 2nd overall) was in the Fight For Air 5K, a fundraiser for the American Lung Association.  In November 2016, she ran the Richmond Half-Marathon in a time of 1:26:32 (6:36/mile, #103/7,300 runners).