University of Iowa Athletics

Aleah Tenpas

Class Fr.
Hometown Johnston, Iowa
High School Johnston
Aleah  Tenpas - Women's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 — Indoor – ran collegiate bests in mile at Hawkeye Invite (5:05.17), 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (10:04.68), and 5,000 meters at Meyo Invite (17:45.19)… placed third in 5,000 meters at Iowa Open (17:45.40)… Outdoor – posted collegiate bests in 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (4:49.93) and 5,000 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (18:08.65)… ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay (11:59.28) and third leg on team-leading 4×1,600-meter relay (20:47.42) at Drake Relays… letterwinner.

2023 — Track – letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in six of seven meets… ran collegiate bests in 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (14:36.0), 5,000 meters at Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite (18:06.3), and 6,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:46.6)… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… letterwinner.

2022 — Cross Country – Iowa’s third finisher at Illini Open (29th-19:34.6-5,000 meters)… ran season bests in 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (15:58.1) and 6,000 meters at Gans Creek Classic (23:18.8)… letterwinner.


High School — two-time elite all-state, four-time all-district and all-conference, and earned all-state honors as a freshman in cross country… helped team to two Class 4A state meet cross country titles, placing eighth as a sophomore, 11th as a freshman and junior, and 21st as a senior individually… 11-time state meet qualifier and 10-time Drake Relays qualifier in track… set school record as part of 3,200-meter relay (9:27.5) in Drake Relays runner-up finish… other best times were 2:21 in 800 meters, 4:42 in 1,500 meters, 10:17 in 3,000 meters and 18:29 in cross country 5,000 meters… four-year letterwinner in track and cross country… track and cross country coach was Pat Hennes… earned silver cord award for volunteering.

Personal — born June 8, 2004… parents are Brad and Alison Tenpas… elementary education major.

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