Billy Lease
Billy Lease

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fennimore, Wis.

High School:
Fennimore

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165

Event:
Long Sprints/Hurdles

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior

2010 Indoor: Finished third in the 400 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/23) in 50.23 ... member of the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the Badger Track Classic (1/23)

2009 Indoor: Finished third at the Wisconsin Badger Open (2/21) in the 600 meters in 1:22.92, a personal best ... finished 16th in the 400 meters at the Iowa State Classic (2/14) in 49.96 ... placed 22nd and recorded a personal best in the 500 meters at the Meyo Invitational (2/7) in 1:05.99 ... finished 12th and recorded a personal best in the 600 meters at the Wisconsin elite Invite (1/31) in 1:24.49 ... finished eighth in the 500 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational (1/23) in 1:07.35 ... placed second in the 400 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/17) in 50.72

2009 Outdoor: Ran a personal-best time of 54.89 to win the 400-meter hurdles at the Wisconsin Open (5/2) ... ran 55.06 to take fourth place at in the 400-meter hurdles the Kip Janvrin Open (4/24) ... ... took fourth in the 400 meters at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird (3/21) in 55.94 ... finished sixth in the 400 meters at the Jim Duncan Invitational (4/11) in 56.00

2008 Indoor: Placed fifth in the 400 meters at the Badger Open in 51.02 ... finished 10th in the 600 meters at the Panther Open in 1:25.48 ... also a member of the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay at the Panther Open

2008 Outdoor: Placed fifth at the Big Ten championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.31 ... took second at the Wisconsin Twilight in the 400 hurdles (53.73)

2007: Redshirt season ... finished third in the 600 meters at the Badger Track Classic in 1:25.15 ... did not compete outdoors

High School
2006 Wisconsin Division 3 champion in the 400 meters ... also finished fifth in the 100 meters and 12th in the triple jump ... as a junior, finished second in the state 400 meters, third in the 200 meters and was a member of the sixth-place 1600-meter relay ... finished fourth in the 400 meters at the 2006 Midwest Senior Spotlight meet ... four-year letterwinner in cross country ... two-time team captain in cross country ... also lettered in basketball two years ... member of the high honor roll

Personal
Major is undeclared ... full name is Vincent William Lease ... parents are Vince and Rita Lease ... father competed in track and cross country at UW-Platteville ... father was his high school coach ... has three siblings, Ned, Katie and twin brother Ben ... Ned wrestled at UW-Platteville ... Ben competes in track at Edgewood College

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
400 Meters 49.96 2-14-09 400 Meters 49.93 High School
500 Meters 1:05.99 2-7-09 400 Hurdles
53.73 5-10-08
600 Meters 1:22.92 2-21-09


At the Big Ten Championships

2008 Outdoor
400-Meter Hurdles: 17th (59.31)

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