2006-07 (Junior): Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Outdoor Track: Did not compete ... Indoor Track: at the A-10 Championships (2/17), ran the third leg of the seventh-place 4x400 relay team ... ran her top time in the 200 meters (26.82) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... had her season-best time and team-best time in the 400 meters (1:01.18) at the Boston University Quad Meet (1/17).
2005-06 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Competed in just the Southern Connecticut Invitational (4/1) where she ran a personal-best and team-best 1:00.73 time in the 400 meters taking eighth place ... Indoor Track: Competed at the Northeastern Invitational (12/3) finishing 14th in the 200 meters (27.29 seconds) and sixth in the 400 meters (1:00.72) ... at the Boston University Quad Meet (1/18) placed second in the 200 meters (26.80 seconds) and third in the 400 meters (1:00.77).
2004-05 (Freshman): Competed in the 200 meters and 400 meters during the indoor season, but did not compete during the outdoor season ... finished ninth in the 200 meters (26.64 seconds) and fifth in the 400 meters (59.94 seconds) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships (2/19) ... posted two wins in the 400 meters ... took first in a season-best time of 58.70 seconds at the Boston University Quad Meet (1/18) ... won her first collegiate 400 meter race with a time of 58.99 seconds at the Boston University Six-Way Meet (12/4) ... posted her season-best time of 26.32 seconds in the 200 meters for a third-place sectional finish at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/12) ... had two third place finishes in the 200 meters and five top-6 finishes in the 400 meters for the season.
Before UMass: Was a 10-time Big 3 Conference All-Star throughout her cross country, indoor, and outdoor career ... was the Division I champion as a senior in the 200 meters ... guided the 4x100 meter relay team to both the indoor and outdoor New England Championship ... as a junior, she was the second-fastest 400-meter runner in all of Massachusetts ... that season, she helped her 4x200 meter relay team break the school, state and New England records for the event ... was a six-time Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic member and one-time Boston Globe selection.
Personal: Kendra J. Leighton ... daughter of Richard and Ruth Leighton ... has one sister, Courtney ... born May 19, 1986 in Houston, Texas ... majoring in sociology.