James Leakos, Cross Country
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore James Leakos of the Harvard men’s cross country team is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for Sept. 19. Leakos led the Crimson men to victory over Yale at the HY meet Sept. 17.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native captured the individual title for Harvard, running a time of 24:21 on the 8-kilometer course to win by a three-second margin. With Leakos at the front of the pack and Crimson teammate Billy Orman in second, Harvard ran to a convincing 23-34 win against its rival. It was the men’s fourth win over Yale in the last five years at the annual fall race.