Joseph

Leland

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Multi-Events
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: First Colonial

Bio

2019 Outdoor (Freshman):

  • Placed seventh at the New England Outdoor Championship in the 4x800, running a 7:49.63 (5/10).
  • Had a personal best at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in the 5,000, running a 14:48.37 (5/3).
  • Placed sixth in the 4x800, running a 7:45.83, at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/3).
  • Had a personal best at the Holy Cross Men’s Meet, finishing fourth in the 800 (1:56.93) (4/23).
  • Had a personal best at the Holy Cross Invitational, finishing second in the 1,500, running a 4:00.98 (4/20).
  • Had a personal best in the 3,000, running an 8:57.43 to place fourth in the UNH Season Opener (4/6).
  • Placed second at the Black and Gold Invitational in the 5,000, running a 15:33.06 (3/29).

2018-2019 Indoor (Freshman):

  • Placed 12th in the 3,000, running a 9:26.69, vs. UNH (1/19).

Before Holy Cross:

  • A one-year member of the varsity track and field team under head coach Ben Kaminski.
  • Named Indoor Regional Champion in the 3200m, regional runner up and All State in 3200 (seventh place).
  • Set the school record in 3200m for both indoor and outdoor track.
  • Also a member of the varsity cross country team under head coach Scott Stubbe.
  • Named Most Valuable Runner in 2017 and to the All-District team (7th place).

  • Member of the varsity wrestling team for three years under head coach Shaun Hutchison.
  • Served as captain senior year.
  • Earned the Coach's Award and placed second at conference all region to qualify for state tournament.
  • Went 41-12 in 2017.

Personal:

  • Son of Gregory and Kristen.
  • Father is a captain in the U.S. Navy.

Leland's Personal Bests:

Year Event Time/Dist. Meet
2019 800m (outdoor) 1:56.93 Holy Cross Men's Meet (4/23)
2019 1500m (outdoor) 4:00.98 Holy Cross Invitational (4/20)
2019 3000m (outdoor) 8:57.43 UNH Season Opener (4/6)
2019 5000m (outdoor) 14:48.37 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/4)
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