Leslie places ninth in the steeplechase finals
Buckeye duo will compete in event final on June 28
DeChant takes 18th in the shot put
Elkhart, Ind., native becomes eighth head coach in program history
Current and former Ohio State stars compete in Eugene, Ore., June 21-25 and June 28-July 1
2012 Outdoor (Senior) Placed ninth in the 3000msteeplechase at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (8:33.94); posted a PR of 8:31.08in the prelims ... earned First Team All-American honors with a third-place finish in the 3000msteeplechase at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships (8:40.98) ... fifth in the steeplechase at the NCAA East Prelims ... runner-up in both thesteeplechase (8:32.48)and 1500m (3:42.03)at the Big Ten championships... posted a PR of 3:39.00in the 1500m at the Payton Jordan Invitational, finishing first in Section II ...runner-up in the steeple at the Mt. SAC Relays ... champion in the mile at the Jesse Owens Classic ... All-Big Ten selection.
2012 Indoor (Senior) Earned First Team All-American honors in the Distance Medley and Second Team All-American honors in the mile at the NCAA championships; helped the DMR to an eighth-place finish and turned in a 13th-place run in the mile ... member of Ohio State's school record-setting DMR team at the Alex Wilson Invite (9:31.17) ... runner-up in the mile and third in the 800m at the Big Ten championships ... set and OSU school indoor record inin the 800m at the Husky Classic (1:48.11), finishing third overall... turned a school indoor record- and second-place time of 3:56.85 in the mile at the PSU National ... first place in both the800m and mile at the OSU-Michigan Dual ...All-Big Ten selection.
2011 Outdoor (Junior) Placed 18th in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA championships (9:00.68),goodfor Honorable Mention All-American... seventh in the steeple at the NCAA East Prelims (season bestof 8:40.49) ... third in the steeple (8:45.18) and fifth in the 1500m (3:50.81) at the Big Ten championships ... first place in both the mile and steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... first in the 1500m and second in 800m at The Dual ... runner-up in the 3000m at the Jim Click Shootout.
2011 Indoor (Junior) Earned Second Team All-American honors after a 15th-place finish in the mile at the NCAA indoor championships ... second place as a member of the Distance Medley relay team and fourth as an individual in the mile at the Big Ten championships ... set the Ohio State school indoor record in the mile (3:57.97) with a first-place finish at the Penn State National Invitational ... posted a PR of 8:06.49 in the 3000m at the Akron Invitational, finishing third; won the 3000m at both the All-Ohio championships and Buckeye Classic ... turned in victories in both the 800m and mile run at The Dual ... All-Big Ten selection.
2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Finished 19th in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA championships in a time of 8:54.38, good forHonorable MentionAll-American... ran a season best of 8:49.06 in the steeple at the NCAA East Prelims, finishing ninth ... 11th place in the steeple at the Big Ten championships ... member of the Ohio State 4x800m relay team that posted a then 2010 world-best time of 7:17.68 at the Drake Relays ... also helped the 4x1600m relay team to a first-place finish at Drake (16:25.42) ... ran a season best of 3:47.70 to finish third in the 1500m at "The Dual."
2010 Indoor (Sophomore) Set the Ohio State school record in the 1000m run with a second-place time of 2:22.48 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in February ... member of OSU's sixth-place DMR team at the Big Ten championships (9:53.31) ... first place in the 3000m run at the Buckeye Classic in a PR of 8:22.86 ... fourth place in the mile (a PR of 4:03.14) at the Penn State National Invitational.
2009 Outdoor (Freshman) Finished first in the 1500m at the Louisville Invitational in April (3:53.25) ... placed seventh in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Track Classic in a time of 1:51.22.
2009 Indoor (Freshman) Anchored the Buckeyes' sixth-place finish in the DMR at the Big Ten championships (9:50.31) ... also competed individually in the 800m and 1500m runs ... ran an 800m time of 1:52.21 at the Akron Invitational and a third-place 1500m time of 4:07.40 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.
Sandusky Perkins High School 2008 state champion in the mile and 800m, breaking former Buckeye Rob Myers' state record ... placed third at the U.S. junior championships, just missing out on a berth on the World JC team ... ran the best 1500m time by a high school athlete with a time of 3:49.51 ... won the 2007 OHSAA Division II Cross Country Championship, topping the field by 14 seconds with a 5k race time of 15:33.47 ... also won the 2007 OHSAA championship in the mile ... was a member of Sandusky Perkins' 4x800 meter 2007 state championship team ... as a junior, Leslie won the OHSAA DII title in the mile in a time of 4:08.41, only .38 seconds off the Ohio high school record.