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Craig  Leon

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Van Wert, Ohio

High School:
Van Wert



Former Bobcat Craig Leon Places 12th in Boston Marathon

Leon finished fifth among American runners in a time of 2:14:28

A standout of both the track and cross country teams.

2007: OUTDOOR SEASON: Recorded the teams second fastest 1,500-meter run time of 3:57.6 at the Ohio Open ... Had three of the top four 5,000-meter run times with a season best 14:47.3 at the All-Ohio meet ... Placed fifth at the MAC Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:52.12 ... Recorded the Bobcats top three times in the 10,000-meter run ... Ran a personal record 30:06.54 in the 10,000 meter-run at the Hillsdale Relays placing 10th ... Took second place at the MAC Championships in the 10,000-meters. INDOOR SEASON: Finished sixth at the Penn State National Open in the 5000 meters, recording the team's fastest-time for the season (14:36.79) ... Placed eighth in the same event at MAC Campionships ... Finished second in the 3000 meters at both the Buckeye Invite and the Akron Quad ... Redshirted the 2006 cross country season.

2006: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor track seasons ... OUTDOOR SEASON: Running unattached, won the 5,000-meter race at the Ohio Open with a time of 15:25.90 ... Again running unattached, finished 17th at the Raleigh Relays in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 30:48.58 ... INDOOR SEASON: Running unattached, won the 5,000m at the Marietta Open with a time of 15:33.33 ... CROSS COUNTRY - Placed ninth at the Central Collegiate Championships, sixth at the All-Ohio Championships, and 18th at the MAC Championships ... Posted a personal-best time (25:19) to take 82nd at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Named to the Academic All-MAC cross country team.

2005: OUTDOOR SEASON: Placed 8th in the 10,000m at the MAC Championships (31:12.93) ... Finished first in the 10,000m at the Cape Fear Classic ... Was the fastest Bobcat of three in the 5000m at the Hillsdale Relays, placing 42nd at 14:48.07, the best 5000 time of the season for the Bobcats ... INDOOR SEASON: Recorded Ohio's fourth-best time in the 3,000m and third-best in the 5.000m.

2004: OUTDOOR SEASON: Had a season-best mark of 8:49.81 in the 3,000m and 15:11.18 in the 5,000m ... Took third in the 5,000m at the All-Ohio Championships ... Had a season-best time of 31:56.34 in the 10,000m at the MAC Championships ... INDOOR SEASON: Posted his best time and the team's top mark in the 5,000m (15:35.47) at the MAC Championships ... CROSS COUNTRY: His highest finish was eighth (26:34.20) at the Ohio Invitational ... Best time of the season (25:51.00) was recorded at the MAC Championships, where he was the second-highest Bobcat at 43rd overall ... Received the squad's Most Improved and Freshman-of-the-Year awards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-Ohio in cross country ... Won the district championship in cross country and track (two-mile) during his senior campaign ... His personal best in the two-mile was 9:47.

PERSONAL: Majoring in telecommunications ... Son of Bob and Marilyn Leon.