Aaron Watanabe
Aaron Watanabe
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Norwich, Vt.
High School: Hanover

Placed 32nd at the Iona Meet of Champions Sept. 18, with a mark of 26:06 ... Placed 13th overall at the Harvard-Yale Meet with a time of 26:29.27 ... Finished 22nd overall and second on the team at Heps with a time of 25:11.1 ... Was the fourth Harvard finisher at NCAA Regional Meet, turning in a time of 32:08.5, good for 99th overall.

Before Harvard
Member of the cross country and track and field teams at Hanover and served as captain of both squads as a senior … Named cross country team MVP and all-state as a junior and senior … Recorded personal best time of 4:18.00 in the 1,600-meter run and 8:59.43 in the 3,200-meter run … New Hampshire Class I all-star and Union Leader all-state as a senior … Also garnered all-star status in track as a junior and a senior and named team MVP as a senior … Hanover High School co-athlete of the year as a senior … Helped cross country team to two Class I team championships … Claimed the 2008 Class I individual title and qualified for the Nike Cross Country Nationals in 2008 and 2009 … Ran best cross country time, 15:23.10, at the New Hampshire Meet of Champions … Claimed league titles in the 3,000-meter run and 3,200-meter run and captured the New Hampshire Meet of Champions title in 2010 and finished second in 2009 … Holds Class I, school and New Hampshire state record in the 3,200-meter run … Cornell Book Award recipient and ranking scholar at St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program … Class valedictorian and National Merit Scholar … Member of the quiz bowl and math teams … Enjoys politics and playing the euphonium.