ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
James Leakos
James Leakos
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
High School: Holy Cross
Major: Chemistry
House Affiliation: Eliot

2013-14
Beat the field in the race against Yale, finishing first with a time of 23:32 … Also won the 40th-annual Paul Short Invitational, running the second-fastest time in course history (23:13) … Ranked 10th at the competitive Wisconsin adidas Invite, finishing with a time of 23:33 … Placed 33rd at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 30:59.5 in the 10K. 

2012-13
Finished less than two seconds behind the first place runner, posting a time of 23:44.00 against Yale Sept. 14 ... Crossed the finish line at 23:57 as the second Harvard scorer at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct. 12 ... Was the top Crimson finisher posting a time of 24:16.6 at the Heptagonal Championships Oct. 27 ... Finished the NCAA Regionals with a time of 30:27.6, good enough for fifth place overall Nov. 9 … Named to USTFCCCA All-Region team

2011-12
First overall at the HY(P) Meet Sept. 17 with a time of 24:21 … Finished fifth at the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 30 clocking in at 24:14.

2010-11
Placed 35th overall, and fourth among Harvard runners, at Heps, posting a time of 25:29.5. 

Before Harvard
Member of the cross country, track, football and wrestling teams at Holy Cross High School … Served as captain of the cross country team … Three-time team MVP in cross country and track … Two-time qualifier for world junior cross country championships … Captured four provincial championships in cross country and the 3,000-meter run and three in the 1,500-meter run … Placed third at Canadian National Cross Country Championships ... Recipient of the Senior Chemistry Award.