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Leah Worthen
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Coos Bay, Ore.
High School: Marshfield
Experience: High School

Five-time Pac-10 scorer enters senior season with the ninth-best 400 meter hurdle time in school history (1:00.48). Ranked second on the team at 400 meters and was a key member of Oregon’s 4x400 meter relay squad. Indoors in ’07, ran on school record indoor 4x400 meter relay team (3:37.48). As a prep was a two-time 4A Oregon state champion in the 400 meters.

2008-09: Outdoors - Pac-10 scorer in the 400 meter hurdles. Oregon's 400 meter hurdles specialist was the runner-up in the event at the Pepsi Team Invitational (1:01.97) and the Oregon Relays (1:01.91). Scored a point in the hurdles with an eighth-place finish in a season-best 1:00.98 as the Ducks won the Pac-10 title for the first time in 17 years. Also ran the 200 meters three times with a best of 24.93 at the Oregon Relays. In the relays, made three appearances on the 4x400 meter squad, including a win at the Oregon Relays in 3:39.23. Indoors - Member of Oregon's 4x400 meter relay team that finished ninth at the NCAA Championships in 3:37.10. Also ran on the MPSF champion 4x400 squad that won in a school-record 3:36.52. Appeared at three meets indoors, including a PR at 200 meters (25.17) at the Husky Classic. Pac-10 all-academic first team. Season Bests: Outdoors - 400 Meter Hurdles - 1:00.98, Pac-10 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/17/09). Outdoors - 200 Meters - 24.93, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/25/09); 400 Meter Hurdles - 1:00.98, Pac-10 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/17/09). Indoors - 200 Meters - 25.17 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/14/09).

2007-08: Pac-10 scorer and NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400 meters hurdles. Ranked second on the team in both the 400 hurdles and the 400 meters. In the 400 hurdles, ran a pair of great races at the Pac-10 Championships, setting a PR in the preliminaries at 1:00.50, before running an even-better 1:00.48 in the final to finish seventh. Scored two team points to help Oregon to its highest Pac-10 finish (third) in 12 years. Her time in the 400 hurdles from the Pac-10 final was the ninth-best in school history. Made first NCAA Regional appearance in the 400 hurdles, where she also ran on the Ducks’ 4x400 meter relay team that placed seventh (3:40.10). Season-best at 400 meters, 55.83, came in a win at the Oregon Twilight. Also set PR in the 200 meters at the Oregon Relays (24.58). USTFCCCA All-Academic first team. Pac-10 All-Academic first team. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 24.58 (PR), Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/26/08); 400 Meters - 55.83, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/26/08); 400 Hurdles - 1:00.48 (PR), Pac-10 Championships, Tempe, Ariz. (5/17/08).

2006-07: Pac-10 scorer in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. Ranked top-four on team in the 400 meter hurdles (first), 200 meters (third), and 400 meters (fourth). Ran on 4x400 meter relays that moved to third all-time in school history (3:36.07), and also scored in the Pac-10 Championships and West Regional. Indoors, ran on 4x400 meter relays that broke the old school record in three of their four appearances. Their fastest time (3:37.48) ranked 14th nationally. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 25.11, Oregon Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/21/07); 400 Meters - 55.41 (PR), Pepsi Team Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (4/7/07); 400  Hurdles - 1:02.10, Pac-10 Championships Prelims, Stanford, Calif. (5/12/07). Indoors - 200 Meters - 25.67, UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/27/07); 400 Meters - 56.84 (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/27/07).

2005-06: Ran a 0.94-second season best in the Pac-10 Championships 400 meters (11th, 55.81) and on relays that scored top-eight finishes in the 4x100 meter relay (seventh, 47.23) and 4x400 meter relay (fifth, 3:42.21). In the West Regional, the 4x400 meter relay placed fifth (3:40.83). Indoors, ranked second on team in the 60 meters and 400 meters and third in the 200 meters. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 25.35, Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/5/06); 400 Meters - 55.81, Pac-10 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/13/06). Indoors - 400 Meters - 57.31, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/24/06).

Prep: Scored in four events as a senior in the 2005 Oregon 4A state championships: 400 meters (first, 56.32), 200 meters (second, 25.11), 4x100 meter relay (second) and 4x400 meter relay (third). As a junior, she won the state 400 meters (56.99) and ran the 200 meters (fourth) and 4x400 meter relay.

Personal: English major.

Personal Bests
200 Meters - 24.58,
Oregon Relays,
Eugene, Ore., 4/26/08
400 Meters - 55.41,
Oregon Invitational,
Eugene, Ore., 4/21/07
400 Meter Hurdles - 1:00.48,
Pac-10 Championships,
Tempe, Ariz., 5/17/08

NCAA Championships Performances
2009 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 9th, 3:37.08 (indoors)

NCAA West Regional Performances
2008 - 400 Hurdles, 12th, 1:01.41
2008 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 7th, 3:40.10
2007 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 6th, 3:40.58
2006 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 5th, 3:40.83

Pac-10 Championships Performances
2009 - 400 Hurdles, 8th, 1:00.98 (1:00.98)
2008 - 400 Hurdles, 7th, 1:00.48 (1:00.50)
2007 - 400 Hurdles, 9th, 65.48 (1:02.10)
2007 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 8th, 46.73
2007 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 8th, 3:54.45
2006 - 400 Meters, 11th, 55.81
2006 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 7th, 47.23 (46.64)
2006 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 5th, 3:42.21 

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