James Heckendorn
James Heckendorn
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eagle, Idaho
High School: Eagle
Position: Sprints
Major: Mechanical Engineering
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Personal Bests
60m - 7.23 (I)
100m - 11.26 (O)
200m - 22.38 (O)
300m - 35.66 (I)
400m - 48.53 (I)
500m - 1:05.69 (I) 

Ran a career-best time of 22.38 in the outdoor 200 at the annual Havard vs. Yale meet, good for fourth place … Posted a season-best time of 49.70 in the outdoor 400 at the Virginia Challenge.

Finished 10th overall in the 400m dash with a time of 49.23 at the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Member of the 4x4 relay squad that took fourth at Heps with a time of 3:13.4 … Ran a season best 22.47 in the 200m dash against Yale.

Before Harvard

Personal Bests:
400 – 47.97

Lettered all four years in track and field and also two years in soccer … Won the SIC All-Academic Award three times … Sprinter of the Year award recipient in 2011 and 2012 … Two-time state champion in the 400 and state/school record holder in the 400 at 47.97 … Also owns state and school record in the 4x400 relay at 3:18.63 … National Honors Society member from 2011-13 … Candidate for 2013 United States Presidential Scholars program … AP scholar with honors … Presidential education award winner in 2013