Ari Leao
Ari Leao
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Bedford, Mass.
High School: Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech

2013 Competed in every meet in her final season with the Beacons cross country team … One of the most dedicated runners on the roster she posted a season-best time of 22:59 in the October 18 race at Emmanuel College … Finished the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet with a time of 23:07.40 on November 2 … Recorded a time of 23:20 at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational on September 2 … Closed out the two mile Emmanuel College Fens Classic on August 31 with a time of 14:51.

2012 Finished the year having competed in three meets for the Beacons, second most on the team … Recorded a season-best time of 23:26.51 on October 27 at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet … Ended the NEICAAA Championship meet with a time of 24:11.38 on October 7 … Started the year off with a time of 24:44.00 on September 23 at the Greater Boston Invitational

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Earned the maximum of 12 varsity letters at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, earning four in cross country as well as four in both indoor and outdoor track & field ... Was a team captain in all three running seasons ... Named the Bears Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2010 ... Born August 1, 1992 ... Daughter of Jose and Lucia Leao ... Currently majoring in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science.