Leah Raffety
Leah  Raffety

RS Junior

Machesney Park, Ill.

High School:




Forty-Three Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates represent 14 NIU teams and 19 different majors


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Leah Raffety Earns Academic All-MAC Accolades

Redshirt freshman earns honor in first season of eligibility


Huskies Finish Season at NCAA Midwest Regionals

Meghan Heuer leads NIU with 45th-place finish


NIU Competes at MAC Championship

Meghan Heuer leads the way with 37th place finish


Tips for running in the heat

Head cross country coach Greg Hipp gives tips on running in the summer heat

2014: Did not compete.

2013:Ran at six meets in 2013... Won the NIU Open individual title with a time of 19:29.85... Posted a season-best 5K time of 18:39.72 at the Illinois State Invitational... Placed 45th at the MAC Championships with a time of 23:02.42... Notched a season-low 6K time of 22:20.00 at the Bradley Classic.

2012:Competed in two meets before missing the remainder of the season due to injury... Ran the fourth-fastest 5K time in school history at the NIU Open (9-7), crossing the finish line at 18:29.99 to take 13th place... Finished third at the UIC Opener (9-1) with a time of 11:31.10.

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.

5K Time (Event-Date) 6K Time (Event-Date)
2012 18:29.99 (NIU Open - 9/7) --
2013 18:39.72 (Illinois State Invitational - 9/13) 22:20.00 (Bradley Classic - 10/18)
Personal Best
18:29.99 (NIU Open - 9/7/12) 22:20.00 (Bradley Classic - 10/18/13)
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