Leah Snyder, Mechanicsburg (Class of 2022)

Name: Leah Snyder

School: Mechanicsburg Area

Graduation Year: 2022

DOB: 6/2004

Email: leahbrunning@gmail.com

Social media information:

Instagram – leah.may.06

Milesplit profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/8255063/stats

PRs:

5k XC – 20:36 – PIAA District III AAA – 10/27/18 (freshman year)

1600m – 5:49 – Hoya One One – 5/3/19 (freshman year)

2k Steeple – 8:51 – Jack Roddick – 4/20/19 (freshman year)

XC/TF Highlights: 

XC (freshman season): 1st place at PTXC JV race in 2018; 20th at Council Rock Invite; 36th at Districts

T/F (freshman season): 8th at Jack Roddick 2019; Dual Meet against Red Land for my varsity letter

Favorite XC/TF memory to date: While I didn’t run Districts or States this past cross country season because of medical, getting to be an alternate and be on the first girl’s team to ever go to states for Mechanicsburg (after placing 2nd at Districts).

What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: Training runs with my team, just getting to go have fun and chat while doing something we all love to do.

I am interested in the following college major(s): 

– Sports Medicine

– Athletic Training

– Exercise Science

Career aspirations: I would love to stay in the sports field, at the moment I don’t know what that entails.

I am looking for the following in a future college: Good athletics and academics, with a close community

My ideal college coach would be: Willing to push me to my limits and work with me to be the best I can be.

Colleges I am currently interested in:

– Shippensburg University

Other information about me: I was in Girls on the Run in elementary school and still participate in helping to to be a running buddy. I ran cross country in middle school and participated in our local track club which I now help with coaching. I also participated in 7 years of soccer while at a younger age. I am lucky to come from a running background, a lot of my family members have run cross country in high school and college. Then going on to continue to run and train for other races like marathons.