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Leigh-Ann Naccari
Position: Distance
Height: 5'4"
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Kenner, La.
High School: Mt. Carmel Academy
Major: Biological Sciences
Born: 10/12/1990
Leigh-Ann Naccari Bio - TF
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2013

Events: 1,500M (4:50.31), Mile (5:10.86), 3,000M (IN: 10:20.95; OUT: 10:15.40), 5,000M (IN: 18:06.05; OUT: 17:34.70)

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with a degree in biology … Ended her collegiate career ranked among the Top 10 Lady Tigers all-time in the 5,000 meters on the school’s indoor performance list … Raced to an indoor PR of 18:06.05 for the No. 9-ranked performance in school history … A letterwinner who competed in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2012 … A three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and three-time recipient of the LSU Student-Athlete Director’s Cup as a Lady Tiger.

2013
Wrapped up her collegiate career by setting personal bests in the mile indoors and the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters outdoors … Smashed her 5k personal record with a run of 17:34.70 in a runner-up finish in her final race as a Lady Tiger on Senior Day at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Ran personal bests of 4:50.37 in a 12th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational and 10:15.40 in a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Also ran the 3k at UCLA, placing seventh with a time of 10:18.75 … Opened her outdoor season by running 4:55.43 for eighth place in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Clocked 17:42.22 for a fourth-place finish in the 5k at the LSU Relays … Ended the indoor season by setting a PR of 5:10.86 in a fifth-place finish in the mile at the LSU Invitational .. .Also ran the mile at the LSU Twilight (5:15.65) and Tyson Invitational (5:20.73) … Opened up the indoor season with a 19th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with her run of 10:38.82 … Also ran the 3k at the Texas A&M Triangular (10:22.01) and Tyson Invitational (10:25.18) … Placed seventh in her only 5,000-meter race indoors with a run of 18:27.39 at the Razorback Invitational … Earned her third-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the 2013 season.

2012
Set personal bests in such events as the 1,500 meters, mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during her sophomore season … Opened the indoor season by setting an indoor personal best of 18 minutes, 6.05 seconds in taking sixth place in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Clocked 18:06.28 in taking 24th place in the college 5k at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Set indoor PRs of 5:17.64 in the mile at the LSU Twilight and 10:20.95 in the 3,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational … Kicked off the outdoor season by setting a PR of 4:50.31 in a 19th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Ran 4:50.51 in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a lifetime PR of 17:48.69 … Lettered during the outdoor season with a  27th-place finish in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor Championships (18:17.21) … Also ran the 5,000 meters at the LSU Relays (18:07.54) … Took home a pair of third-place finishes in 3,000-meter races outdoors at the Arizona State Tri-Meet (10:30.54) and Battle on the Bayou (10:46.35) … Recognized as the LSU Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2011 season at the LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet … Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011
Competed in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the 2011 indoor season … Ran 10 minutes, 55.54 seconds to set a personal best in a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Clocked  an indoor PR of 19:12.63 in a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Opened the season by running 11:07.30 in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Kicked off the outdoor season by running a PR of 5:00.16 in an 11th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Posted a lifetime PR of 18:51.60 in the 5,000 meters in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Saw action in a total of seven meets as a redshirt freshman in 2007 … Honored for her performance in the classroom with her first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010
Did not compete for the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2010.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered in cross country and track and field under head coach Chris Kelley … Helped Mount Carmel Academy win a state championship as a junior in 2007 with a fifth-place finish at the state meet … Helped her team claim the district championship all four years of high school between 2005-08 … Co-captain of the team during her senior year with current teammate Hope Phelps … Recipient of the Coach’s Award in 2008 … Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Leigh-Ann Marie Naccari … Born on Oct. 12, 1990 … Daughter of Brian and Maria Naccari … Has three siblings, Derek, Kelsey and Marisa … Majoring in biological sciences.

 

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