LSU Gold
Position
Sprints
Height
5'10
Class
Senior
Hometown
Port Tobacco, Md.
High School
Bullis School
Experience
3L
Indoor Class
Junior

Leah Phillips’ TFRRS profile (for top performances and meet results)

4x USTFCCCA First Team All-American
2x USTFCCCA Second Team All-American
3x Second Team All-SEC
SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week 1x (03/30/21)

LSU All-Time Top 10 Performance List
No. 4: Indoor 60-Meter Hurdles (7.97, 2022 SEC Indoor Championships)
No. 4: Outdoor 100-Meter Hurdles (12.71, 2024 LSU Invitational)
No. 4: Outdoor 4×100-Meter Relay (42.49, 2024 SEC Outdoor Championships)

Collegiate All-Time Top 10 Performance List
T-No. 10: Outdoor 4×100-Meter Relay (42.49, 2024 SEC Outdoor Championships)

2024 OUTDOOR (SENIOR)
Had a stellar final outdoor season with the Tigers in 2024… closed her season competing in three events and earning two All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships… helped the 4×100-meter relay to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships with their time of 42.57 seconds… finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.82 seconds at the NCAA Championships… crossed the line with a time of 57.72 seconds to finish 19th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships… clocked a season-best time of 56.56 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA East First Round… contributed 10.5 points at the SEC Outdoor Championships, helping the Tigers claim their 26th SEC women’s team title… took third in the 100m hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.86 seconds… helped the 4x100m relay to a bronze-medal finish at the SEC Championships, clocking a team time of 42.49 seconds; which ranks fourth in LSU PL history, fifth in the nation during 2024 and 10th on the all-time collegiate PL… earned a sixth-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.75 seconds at the SEC Championships… clocked a time of 12.71 seconds in the 100m hurdles at the LSU Invitational, which ranks fourth in LSU history and ninth in the nation in 2024… took first in the 400m hurdles with a PR of 56.50 seconds at the Battle on the Bayou… also took second in the 100m hurdles at the same meet with a time of 12.94 seconds… opened her season with top-three finishes in the 200 meter, 100-meter hurdles and 4x100m relay at the Hurricane Invitational… helped the 4x100m relay to a runner-up finish at the Keyth Talley Invitational… took first in the 100 meter with a time of 11.41w seconds at the Cameron Burrell Alumni Invitational… First Team All-American (4×100)… Second Team All-American (100h)… Second Team All-SEC (100h, 4×100).

2024 INDOOR (SENIOR)
Closed out her final indoor season earning First Team All-American status in the 60-meter hurdles as she finished fifth overall with a season-best time of 8.00 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Championships… collected Second Team All-SEC honors with her bronze-worthy finish and a time of 8.03 seconds at the SEC Indoor Championships… finished 17th at the SEC Championships in the 200 meter with a time of 23.45 seconds… recorded a time of 7.99 seconds at altitude to finish second in the 60m hurdles at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic, which ranked her seventh in the nation without conversion according to USTFCCCA… earned first place at the LSU Twilight in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.12 seconds… took second at the LSU Purple Tiger to open the season across the 60m hurdles, recording a time of 8.21 seconds in the final… finished second in the 60m hurdles at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 8.10 seconds… recorded a third-place finish in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.10 seconds at the Tyson Invitational… helped the 4×400-meter relay to a second-place finish with a time of 3:33.77 at the Tyson Invitational… First Team All-American (60h)… Second Team All-SEC (60h).

2023 OUTDOOR (JUNIOR)
Finished her outdoor season a USTFCCCA Second Team All-American with a 12th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships… qualified in the 100m hurdles and 400-meter hurdles for the NCAA East Preliminaries… recorded her first sub-13 seconds 100m hurdle race with 12.89 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, taking second place… also, finished first in the 400m hurdles at the LSU Battle on the Bayou… set her PR of 56.56 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the Tom Jones Memorial Invite… finished third in the 100m hurdles, third in the 400m hurdles, and sixth in the 4×400-meter relay at the Texas Relays… opened the season up with a second-place finish in the 4×100 at the Hurricane Invitational.

2023 INDOOR (JUNIOR)
Finished another stellar indoor season as one of the top 60-meter hurdlers in the nation… recorded a time of 7.95 seconds at altitude to take fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships… finished just off the podium in fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships for the 60m hurdles… opened the season at the LSU Purple Tiger, taking first in the final and prelims of the 60m hurdles… took first in the 60m hurdles at the LSU Twilight… took first in hurdles at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic with a time of 8.02 seconds… finished third in the 60m hurdle final at the Red Raider Open… collected silver in hurdles at the Razorback Invitational… USTFCCCAA First Team All-American (60mH).

2022 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Competed in six meets during her sophomore outdoor season… helped the Tigers 4×100 team to a first-place finish at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, while also taking third in the 100… took second in the 200 and 4×100 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational… helped the 4×100 team to a second-place finish at the Texas Relays… recorded a season-best time of 42.69 with the 4×100 team to finish second at the LSU Joe May Imitational.

2022 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Broke out as one of the top 60-meter hurdlers in the nation for the 2022 indoor season… finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championship final for 60m hurdles with a time of 8.01 seconds… went sub-eight seconds in the hurdles for the first time to set her PR and the fourth-fastest time in LSU performance list history of 7.97 seconds at the SEC Indoor Championships, taking fourth in the final… recorded her overall PR of 23.14 seconds in the 200 to take sixth at the SEC Championships… finished first at the LSU Twilight in the 60m hurdles… took first in the 60m hurdles at the New Mexico Classic… finished with silver in the 60m hurdles to open the season up at the LSU Purple Tiger.

2021 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Took sixth at the SEC Championships in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 57.87 … represented LSU at the NCAA Championships in the 4×400 meter relay … won gold as a member of the 4×400 meter relay at the Louisiana Classics (3:44.30), Battle on the Bayou (3:45.84), and Boots Garland Invitational (3:42.19) … won individual title in the 100 meter hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 13.54 … clocked time of 59.39 in the 400 meter hurdles at the Crimson Tide Invitational to claim gold … finished third in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a career best time of 23.77.

2021 INDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Took 13th at the SEC Championships in the 60 meter hurdles (8.39) … clocked career best of 8.36 in the 60 meter hurdles at the Charlie Thomas Invitational to take fifth place … member of the 4×400 meter relay team that finished second at the Charlie Thomas Invitational (3:36.90).

PRIOR TO LSU – Bullis School
One of the premier dual hurdle/sprint recruits in the nation … ran PR of 8.31 in the 60 meter hurdles at the 2020 UK Invitational to rank No. 2 amongst prep competitors in America for the 2020 season …  did not lose a finals race during her senior season in the hurdles going 6-0 between the 55 and 60 meter hurdles … 2019 New Balance Nationals outdoor champion in the 4×400 meter relay (3:39.62) and 4×100 meter shuttle hurdles (56.74) … won total of 48 races during her time competing for Bullis School … ranked No. 3 amongst preps during the 2019 outdoor season with a time of 40.82 in the 300 meter hurdles … 2018 New Balance Indoor National champion in the 60 meter hurdles (8.49) … 2017 Texas Relays champion in the 100 meter hurdles (13.94) … took fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (58.45) and sixth in the 100 meter hurdles (13.67) at the 2019 U20 USA Championships … 2019 New Balance Nationals indoor champion in the 4×200 meter relay (1:38.35) … finished runner up in the 100 meter hurdles (13.68) at the 2018 USATF Junior Olympic Championships … claimed gold at the 2018 USATF Junior Olympic Championships in the 400 meter hurdles (1:00.57) … 2018 New Balance Nationals indoor champion in the 4×200 meter relay (1:34.75) and 4×400 meter relay (3:39.86) … 2017 New Balance Nationals indoor champion in the 4×400 meter relay (3:39.70) … 2016 AAU U15 national champion in the 100 meter hurdles (14.75) … brings PRs of 13.67 (100 meter hurdles), 58.45 (400 meter hurdles), 8.31 (60 meter hurdles), 23.68 (200 meters), and 55.22 (400 meters) to LSU.

PERSONAL
Born on August 14, 2002, in Port Tobacco, MD… daughter of Christa and Jey Phillips… has one sibling, Jalin… plans to pursue a degree in sociology at LSU.

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