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

Personal Bests
1,500 meters - 3:48.85 (O)
1 mile - 4:06.80 (I)
3,000 meters - 8:08.98 (I)
5,000 meters - 13:44.57 (O)
10,000 meters - 29:26.83 (O) 

NCAA Championships participant in the 10K after competing in both the 5K and 10K at the NCAA East Regionals … Second all-time in Harvard history in the 5K … Third all-time at Harvard in the 10K … Earned a silver medal in the 10K run with a personal-best time of 29:26.83 at the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Won the 1,500m run with a personal best time of 3:48.85 against Yale … Ran a personal best 13:44.57 in the 5K run at the Mr. SAC Relays … During the indoor season, won the 5K Heps title with a time of 13:58.67, the first Harvard winner since 1997 … Also qualified for the NCAA Championships during the indoor season. 

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 ... Finished first in 3,000 at Harvard challenge … Took fourth place in the 5,000 at Ivy League indoor championships … Won the 3,000 at HY meet.

Ran to a second-place finish (8:30.12) and fourth place (8:19.14) in the 3,000 meters at the Battle of Beantown and the HYP meet, respectively ... Placed sixth in the 5000 meters (13:56.93) at the Colonial Relays ... Won the 3000 meters (8:24.47) at Harvard-Yale dual meet ... Took fifth in the 5000 meters (14:09.71) and third in the 10000 meters (29:37.17) at Ivy League Championships.

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.