University of Iowa Athletics

Megan Lessard

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Manchester, N.H.
Previous School Columbia University

2009 — Cross Country – placed 51st at Big Ten Championships (22:14) and 55th at NCAA Regional (22:14)… ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:40) at Hawkeye Invite, 5,000 meters (17:48) at Wisconsin Adidas Invite and 6,000 meters (21:53) at NCAA Pre-Nationals… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

At Columbia University — graduated cum laude from Columbia University… competed three years each in cross country and track… placed 58th at 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships (20:53)… won 3,000-meter ECAC conference title (9:25) senior year… placed eighth in 5,000 meters (16:22) at NCAA Eastern Regional junior year, earning all-region honors… other best times were 4:46.6 in mile, 4:23.04 in 1,500 meters and 17:51 in cross country 5,000 meters… academic all-Ivy selection, earning scholar-athlete award senior year… USTFCCCA all-academic team member.

High School — won two state titles in 800 meters and one in 1,000 meters… track and cross country team captain senior year… nine-time letterwinner… also played soccer… coached by Kelly Feibel.

Personal — born September 25, 1987… daughter of Gerald and Kim Lessard… public health major.

Lessard’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet  Date
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:40 Hawkeye Invite 9/4/09
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:48 at Wisconsin Adidas Invite 10/3/09
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:53 at NCAA Pre-Nationals 10/17/09