ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Erik Kraus
Erik Kraus
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.
High School: Durham Academy Upper
Major: Engineering Sciences (SB)
House Affiliation: Adams

2011-12
Finished 17th at the Bryant Invitational with a time of 15:52.52 …

Before Harvard

Member of the cross country and track and field teams at Durham Academy Upper … Captained the cross country team as a junior and senior and track and field team as a senior … Holds personal-best times of 1:56.00 in the 800-meter run and 50.80 in the 400-meter run … Four-time cross country all-conference and three-time all-state honoree … Helped team to two conference and state championships and was named team MVP in 2007 … Four-time track and field all-conference and all-state honoree and team MVP as a senior … Helped track team to conference championships in 2009 and 2010 … Recipient of Durham Sports Club Student-Athlete of the Year Scholarship … Part of school record-holding 4x800-meter (8:00.60) and distance medley relay (10:30.20) teams … Three-time recipient of high honors in scholarship and member of the Cum Laude Society … Interests include drums, piano, ultimate Frisbee and outdoor activities … Grandfather, William Gibans Kraus ’40, attended Harvard … Father, William Erle Kraus ’77, was a four-year member of the Harvard cross country team and also ran track for one season.