University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Derek Leicht

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

2024 — Indoor – ran season bests in 600 meters (1:20.73) and 800 meters (1:53.47) at Meyo Invite.

2023 — Track – 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.