Leah Raffety
Leah  Raffety


Machesney Park, Ill.

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Forty-Three Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates represent 14 NIU teams and 19 different majors


Four Huskies Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Cronin, Schad, Tarter and Totzke earn conference honor


Huskies Set New School DMR Record at Penn Relays

Olson, Cronin, Cronin and Heuer top previous mark by 10 seconds


Cronin, Raffety, Totzke Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Five other Huskies claim honorable mention recognition


Huskies Complete Run at UTEP Invitational

Latesha Bigby scores three finishes of seventh or better

2014-15: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete.

2013-14:Indoor- Ran distance at five meets during the indoor season... Won the 3000 meters at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21) with a personal-best time of 10:21.11... Broke her PR in the 5000 meters at the Indiana Relays (2/1) with a 17:49.18 clip... Finished 18th at the MAC Championships (2/28) in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:58.72... Posted a 3000 meters time of 10:23.40 at the Illini Classic. Outdoor-Ran the 5000 meters at three meets... Set a new PR at the Raleigh Relays (3/28) with a time of 17:36.19... Took eighth at the Chicagoland Championships (4/11) at 17:58.96... Ran 17:50.30 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays (4/24), placing 14th.

2012-13:Indoor- Competed in three different events at five meets during the indoor season... Posted a season-best 3000 meters time of 10:33.70 at the Jack Johnson Classic (1/19)... Crossed the finish line at 18:16.59 in the Indiana Relays (1/26) 5000 meters to finish ninth... Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Open (1/12), where she ran a 5:15.97 in the mile... Finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15).Outdoor- Ran at four outdoor meets... Finished second in the 3000 meters at the Bulls Invitational (3/15) with a time of 10:18.91... Notched a 17:56.54 mark at the Huskie Open (4/20) to finish ninth... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 5000 meters at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 18:20.83.

High School:Named to the Illinois all-state cross country team following her senior season... Took 14th-place at the Class 3A state cross country meet with a career-best time of 17:13.00... Took 26th place at the 2010 Illinois Class 3A State Cross Country Championship, just missing out on all-state honors... Won the Northern Illinois Conference 10 individual championship during the 2010 and 2011 seasons... Also qualified for the state cross country meet as a sophomore... Earned first team all-conference recognition each of her four years with the Huskies... Awarded the cross country team's MVP honor each of her four years at Harlem... Holds three school records (3-mile cross country, 3200 meters, 4x800 relay)... Ranked as the sixth-best senior in Illinois among all classes... Earned Illinois State Scholar recognition and boasts a 4.0 GPA.

Personal:Born Nov. 6, 1993 in Rockford, Ill... Daughter of David and Marla Raffety... Majors in pre-physical therapy... Volunteers at Rockford Memorial Hospital... Enjoys reading and biking.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:15.97 1/12/2013 3000 Meters 10:18.91 3/15/2013
3000 Meters 10:21.11 2/21/2014 5000 Meters 17:36.19 3/28/2014
5000 Meters 17:49.18 2/1/2014
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