Lenneisha Gilbert
Lenneisha  Gilbert

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Northwestern

Event:
Mid-Distance

2016 Cross Country: Finished in the top 20 for three of the six races she competed in (all 5k races) … improved time to 20:33.26 at the MEAC Championship, coming in 33rd place … highest place was 13th after completing the Cappy Anderson 5k in 21:17.01.

2017 Indoor Track: Starred in the mid-distance events and helped out on relays … was the second leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed 4th at IC4A/ECAC Championships and 7th at MEAC’s … ECAC time of 3:45.10 ranked 15th among all competitors for the season … also secured an 8th place finish for the Hawks in the distance medley at MEAC’s … holds the top time for the Hawks in the 400 and 500 meter dashes, qualifying for MEAC’s in the 400 … earned personal records in the 500 meter (1:17.15, Towson Tiger Invitational) and the 800 meter run (2:16.65, Wesley Brown Invitational)

2017 Outdoor Track: Set personal records in the 400 and 800 meter runs during the season … ran the 400 in 55.42 seconds on the way to a 7th place finish at the MEAC Championships … ran the 800 in 2:14.97 to finish 2nd at the Christopher Newport Captains’ Classic … time of 55.42 seconds in the 400 exceeded ECAC qualifications and ranked 49th among those competitors … was an integral part of the 4x400 relay team that won two events along with a third place time of 3:44.18 at MEAC’s and a runner up time of 3:42.58 at the IC4A/ECAC Championships.

2015 Cross Country: Raced in four events during the fall ... made her Hawk debut at the UMES Lid-Lifter 5K, securing a 12th place finish with a time of 21:48.64 ... improved her 5k time to 20:57.90 at the MEAC Championships in October. 

2016 Indoor Season:
Mid-Distance and relay runner for the Hawks ... held the top time among the ladies in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.03 seconds and an 8th place finish at the Scarlet & White Invitational ... competed in all of the 4x400 relay events which included a victory at Navy and a third place finish at MEAC's with a time of 3:48.86 ... captured three top five finishes during the campaign. 

2016 Outdoor Season:
Improved on her times in the 400 dash and 800 run while continuing her strong performances in the relays ... earned a PR time of 56.61 seconds in the 400, good for a top ten finish at Wake Forest ... her PR time of 2:20.49 in the 800 secured a runner up finish at Navy ... competed in five 4x400 relays, helping the Hawks to three victories, including a time of 3:39.97 at the MEAC Championships. 

High School:
Competed in track and field at Miami Northwestern. 

Personal: Born February 7, 1997 in Miami ... daughter of Leniox and Sherri Gilbert ... agriculture major at UMES ... listens to music as a pregame ritual ... favorite saying is "When a person shows you who they are the first time, believe them" ... likes to listen to music and sleep when not running track ... wants to run under a 2:10 in the 800 meter and under 19 minutes in a 5k. 

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