University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Derek Leicht

Class Fr.
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Hempstead
Derek Leicht - Men's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 — Indoor – ran 600 meters at Hawkeye Invite (1:23.58) and Jimmy Grant Invite (1:25.53) while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran season-best 800 meters at ISU Alumni Invite (1:56.41), while competing unattached… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022, Spring 2023).


High School — three-time conference champion and four-time first team all-conference in track, two-time first team all-conference in cross country, and two-time second team all-conference in track… seven-time state track meet qualifier, placing 10th or higher in six events… named team MVP senior year and Rookie of the Year as a freshman in cross country and track… first team all-district and all-state in cross country senior year, earning second team all-district honors as a junior… set school records in indoor (52.05) and outdoor (50.41) 400 meters… four-year all-academic honoree in cross country and track… coached by Mark Ressler and Chris Burke… also played basketball, earning academic honors all four years… National Honor Society member.

Personal — born April 14, 2004… parents are Scott and Michelle Leicht… has two siblings – Kaylee and Mason… business major.