Ari Leao
Ari Leao
Born: 08/01/1992
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Bedford, Mass.
High School: Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech
Event: Mid-Distance

2012-13 Competed in a total of seven meets in her junior season … Recorded a season best time in the 200 meter dash at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic on April 6 with a time of 28.31 seconds … Hit her best indoor time in the 200 on January 5 at the Roxbury Community College All-Comers meet, when she crossed the finish line with a time of 28.80 … Recorded her best time in the 300 meter dash (44.40) on January 19 at the Wheaton College (Mass.) Winter Invite … Set the program record in the 500 meter dash on December 8 at the Harvard University Open with her time of 1:23.46 … Earned a fourth place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.25 at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Outdoor Championship on April 27.

2011-12 Proved to be one of the Beacons most solid sprinters throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Competed in a total of 12 meets as a sophomore ... Earned a fourth place finish in the 200 meter dash at the Bridgewater State U. Bears Invitational on March 24 ... Recorded a fifth place finish at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Indoor Championship meet on February 11 with a time of 27.69 seconds ... Earned a first place finish in the 400 meter dash on April 7 at the UMass Darmouth Corsair Invite with her time of 1:01.40 ... Notched a third place time (1:02.55) at the Bridgewater State U. Invite ... Earned a top-15 finish in the 800 meter run on December 3 with her time of 2:33.02.

2010-11 Had a strong rookie season with the Beacons ... Finished in 5th place in the 800 meter run at the Tiger All-Comers meet with a time of 2:42.86 ... Took 4th place at the Reggie Poyau Memorial meet on January 15 in the 600 meter run with a time of 2:06.48 ... Finished in 8th place at the same meet with a time of 1:09.18 in the 400 meter dash ... Crossed the finish line in 3rd place with a time of 1:17.22 in the 400 meter hurdles at the Husky Spring Open ... Notched a 4th place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.83 at the Corsair Classic on April 9 ... Helped the 4x100 meter relay team to a 7th/4th place finish at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet on April 30.

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 ... Undecided on major ... Interests include bowling, going to the movies and dancing.

INDOOR PERSONAL BESTS 

200m Dash 27.41 1/27/2012 BU Terrier Classic
300m Dash 44.40 1/19/2013 Wheaton College Winter Invitational
400m Dash 1:02.15 1/27/2012 BU Terrier Classic
500m Dash 1:23.46 12/8/2012 Harvard University Open
800m Run 2:33.02 2/4/2012 2011 Jay Carisella Invitaional

 OUTDOOR PERSONAL BESTS

100m Dash 14.02 4/28/2012 Brigdewater State U. Bears Invitational
200m Dash 28.31 4/6/2013 UMass Dartmouth Cosair Invitational
400m Dash 17.78 4/14/2012 Northeastern Solomon Invitational
400m Hurdles 1:10.25 4/27/2013 Little East/NE Alliance Championship