Lenneisha Gilbert
Lenneisha  Gilbert

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Northwestern

Event:
Mid-Distance

03/24/2018

Outdoor Track at the Delaware Classic

The Hawks battled in Newark, Delaware on Saturday, March 24th.

2017 Cross Country: Earned pair of 16th place finishes at the Eastern Shore Lid-Lifter and the DSU Alumni XC Run ... fastest time was a 21:46.2 at the MEAC Championships … named most improved by the coaching staff at the 2018 Harry Awards.

2018 Indoor Track: Contributed mostly in the 400 dash as an individual … placed second at the Eastern Shore Invite with an adjusted time of 58.02 seconds … that mark ranked 20th in the MEAC … set a new PR with a runners-up time of 1:40.77 in the 600 at the Terrapin Invitational … also earned a PR in the 1000 meter … major contributor in the relays … was part of the DMR team that ranked fifth in the MEAC as well as the 4x400 quartet that ranked seventh … the 4x400 team also ranks 39th in the ECAC … ran on two winning relay squads and helped earn four points at the MEAC Championship.

2018 Outdoor Track: Earned a spot at MEAC’s in the 400 meter as an individual, and to the ECAC as a 4x400 participant … ran second in the 4x400 team that finished in 3:48.47 at MEAC’s … that mark ranks eighth in the conference and 39th in the ECAC … topped out at 57.37 seconds in the 400 dash during the MEAC Championship … posted an individual win in the 800 at the Delaware Classic and helped on a 4x400 at the Captains Classic.

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.

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 Maryland Eastern Shore ... 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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