Samantha Legleiter
Samantha Legleiter

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
La Crosse, Kan.

High School:
La Crosse HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Thrower

Experience:
HS



2011 Outdoor: Earned two top-eight discus throws during her first outdoor season... Was seventh at the Mississippi Open with a 39.16m (128' 5") discus throw... Was also seventh in the discus at her first Tiger Invitational with a 38.37m (125' 11") toss... Had personal bests in the discus throw (39.22m; 128' 8") and the shot put (13.34m; 43' 9.25") at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, finishing 13th and 10th, respectively.

2011 Indoor: Another freshman who earned all-conference honors during indoor season... Had two top-five shot put finishes: fifth at the SEMO Invite (12.82m; 42' 0.75") and fourth at the EIU Mega Meet (12.47m; 40' 11")... Was eighth at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the shot put, with a career-best 13.00m (42' 8") toss... Competed in the weight throw at four meets, with a personal-best 13.86m (45' 5.75") seventh-place finish at the SEMO Invite.

Prep: 2009 and 2010 Kansas state shot put champion for La Crosse High School...was fourth (2009) and eighth (2010) in the state in the discus...also played volleyball and basketball...was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Duane and Monica Legleiter...native of La Crosse, Kansas...plans to major in sports and leisure management and wants to be a coach...chose Memphis because of the family continuity of the team.

Legleiter's Best Indoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
Shot Put 13.00m C-USA Indoor 2/26/11
Weight Throw 13.86m SEMO Invite 2/18/11
Legleiter's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Mark Meet/Date
Discus Throw 39.22m C-USA Outdoor 5/15/11
Shot Put 13.34m C-USA Outdoor 5/15/11
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