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Leland Later
Position: Distance
Other Position: 1500-5000
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier Township HS
Experience: SQ

2013: Did not compete during the indoor season … Made his Cal debut in the outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational on 3/29 in the 1500m, winning his section with a mark of 3:52.89 … Placed seventh in the 5000m at the Tri-Meet against Michigan and Virginia on 4/6 with a time of 14:24.75 … Placed sixth at the Big Meet on 4/20 in the 3000m with a time of 8:18.33 …  Finished third in the Dan Bowden Mile at the Brutus Hamilton Open Challenge with a mark of 4:06.74 on 4/27 … Placed 13th and set a new PR in the 5000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational on 4/28 with a time of 14:23.85 … Ran the 5000m at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles on 5/12 in 14:33.47, placing 14th.

High School: Set high school bests of 8:55.61 in the 3200m and 4:09.95 in the 1600m ... the 2012 Illinois state champion on the 1600m ... ranked second in the state and 13th nationally in the 3200m ... also 35th in the country in the 1600m ... finished fourth in the Illinois state AAA meet in the 1600m as a junior ... the Illinois state cross country champion his senior year, up from 44th as a junior ... took 10th at the Nike Cross Midwest Regional in 2011.

Personal: Born on Sept. 10, 1993 in Wilmette, Ill. … Parents are Stephen and Charmain Later … Has one brother, Matthew … Philosophy Major … Enjoys cooking, reading, golfing and listening to hip hop … Trained with teammates at elevation in Flagstaff, Ariz. In the summer of 2013 … Has volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Best Marks
Event     Mark   Date
1500m  3:52.89   March 29, 2013
3000m  8:18.33   April 20, 2013
5000m  14:23.85  April 28, 2013
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