Leif Jeppson
Leif Jeppson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Iowa
High School: Mount Vernon
Event(s): Middle Distance

2014 | senior
Indoor
: Competed in eight meets ... placed in the top-5 seven times ... ran season-best 1:58.03 in the 800 at the Iowa Conference Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1) and placed 8th ... also scored in the 4x400-meter relay and the distance medley relay.

2013 | junior
Indoor
: Competed in six meets ... placed in the top-5 four times ... ran season-best 800 (1:59.26) at the Iowa Conference Championships (2/23-2/24) where he placed 7th ... scored in the distance medley relay and 4x800-meter relay at the same meet ... Outdoor: Competed in six meets ... finished in the top-5 seven times ... won the 4x400-meter relay at the Cornell College Invitational (4/6) ... set personal-best time in the 800 meters at the Jim Duncan Invitational (1:57.95) ... scored once again in the 4x800- and 4x400-meter relays at the Iowa Conference Championships (5/9-5/11).

2012 | sophomore
Indoor
: Competed in five meets ... earned two top-5 finishes ... placed third in the 4x800-meter relay at the Iowa Conference Championships (2/24-2/25) ... ran season-best 800 time of 2:02.26 at the Iowa Invitational (2/17) ... Outdoor: Competed in seven meets ... garnered two top-5 performances ... repeated third place finish in the 4x800-meter relay at the Iowa Conference Championships (2/24-2/25), scored in the 4x400-meter relay as well ... ran personal best in the 400 meters (52.62) adn the 400 hurdles (56.80) at the Mark Messersmith meet (5/4) and the Jim Duncan Invitational (4/13-4/14), respectively.

2011 | freshman
Indoor
: Competed in five meets ... earned three top-5 finishes ... scored in both the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays at the Iowa Conference Championships ... he also ran the 200, 400, and 600 meters ... ran a personal best in the 600 (1:26.39) at the UNI Dome Open (2/18) ... Outdoor: Competed in eight meets ... placed in the top-5 once ... specialized in the 400 hurdles and the 800 meters ... ran season bests in the 800 (2:02.08) and 400 hurdles (58.44) at the Cornell Invitational (4/9) and the Kip Janvrin Open (4/28-4/29), respectively ... scored in the 4x400-meter relay at the Iowa Conference Championships (5/12-5/14).

Indoor Career Bests
200 meters - 24.89 (2011)
400 meters - 53.83 (2011)
600 yards - 1:17.21 (2013)
600 meters - 1:26.39 (2011)
800 meters - 1:58.03 (2014)
1000 meters - 2:44.42 (2014) 


Outdoor Career Bests
400 meters - 52.62 (2012)
800 meters - 1:57.95 (2013)
400 hurdles - 56.80 (2012)
1500 meters - 4:22.16 (2014)
Javelin - 40.80m (2011)


High School
A 2010 graduate of Mount Vernon High School ... lettered in cross country, footall, basketball, track, and baseball ... qualified at state track meet in shuttle hurdle realy, distance medley, 4x800, and 4x400 during his senior year ... qualified in 4x400 at state track meet all four years ... placed 8th during his junior year and seventh during his senior year.

Personal
Son of Dain and Lori Jeppson ... majoring in graphic design ... also a member of the Simpson men's cross country team.

updated through 2014 indoor season