Kaitlynn Leady

Kaitlynn Leady

Yr. Jr.
Hometown Chesterton, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Chesterton

2022 (Track & Field): During the indoor season, set PRs in the 3,000 (11:23.90, Windy City Rumble) and the mile (5:47.47, MVC Indoor Championships)... In outdoor competition, established a new personal best in the 1,500 (5:14.37, Illini Invitational).

2021 (Cross Country): Finished the season-opening 5K at the Sept. 3 Valparaiso Winrow Open with a 20:51.3... Followed with a 24:51.0 in the 6K at the Illinois State Invite on Sept. 17... Stopped the clock at 20:35.4 in the 5K at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 1... Finished the 6K in 24:30.9 at the Bradley Pink Classic on Oct. 15... Crossed the finish in 25:02.7 in the 6K at the MVC Championship on Oct. 29... Finished the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K in 24:41.6 on Nov. 12.

2021 (Track & Field): Had a season best in the indoor 3000 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet, crossing the line in 11:25.26… Participated in the outdoor 1500 and had a season-best 5:17.93 on May 14 at the MVC Championships… Competed in the outdoor 5000 on three occasions with her top time of 19:27.62 coming on April 9 at the Big Blue Classic… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Participated in the MVC Championship on March 3 at Evansville, clocking a 20:37.8 to rank fifth on the team.

Prep: Part of the 2018 regional-champion Chesterton team that placed 10th in the IHSAA state meet… Received the Larry James Award for the 2019 cross country season and was a team captain in both cross country and track… During the 2019 cross country season, had a 5K PR of 20:29… Received scholar-athlete honors all four years of high school.

Personal: Has completed two half marathons… Played softball for six years… Enjoys biking, hiking, swimming and reading at the beach… Daughter of Elayne and Richard Leady… Has three siblings – Addison, Payton and Jack… Majoring in exploratory studies.