Alex Harkins
Alex Harkins
Height: 5-9
Weight: 145
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: De La Salle

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Placed 13th in the West Coast Conference Championships on Nov. 1 with an 8k time of 27:26 ... Placed 114th in the NCAA West Regional on Nov. 15 with a 10k time of 32:24.

PERSONAL BESTS: 1500m-4:01 3ksteeple-9:27 5k-15:09 8kXC-25:33

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08: Placed 3rd in San Francisco Invitational on 9/1 with a time of 26:14 in the 8k ... Placed 50th in the Sundodger Invitational with an 8k time of 25:33 on 9/15 ... Placed 119th in the Stanford Invitational with a time of 25:57 in the 8k on 9/29.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Made his Broncos debut and placed 21st in San Francisco Invitational on 9/2 with an 8k time of 27:41.50...Placed 79th in Sundodger Invitational on 9/16 with an 8k time of 26:09...Placed 96th in Notre Dame Invitational on 9/29 with an 8k time of 26:29...Placed 33rd in Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on 10/14 with an 8k time of 25:43.0...Placed 18th in the WCC Championships with a time of 26:36 in the 8k on 10/28...Finished the NCAA West Regionals on 11/11 127th with a time of 34:14.00 in the 10k.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. ... coached by Kevin Selby ... also played soccer for coach Brian Voltatorni ... cross country team was three-time North Coast Section champs, finished sixth in state ... soccer team won NCS title in 2004-05 season, reached NCS semifinals in 2005-06 season ... named first-team All-NCS in 2005 ... named to Contra Costa Times team in 2004 and '05 ... three-time All-League honoree ... involved in the Ski Club ... earned Service Award for peer counseling.

PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Lindsey Harkins ... father played soccer at Santa Clara ... has two older sisters, Maddy and Megan ... Megan plays soccer at the U.S. Air Force Academy ... enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, the beach, and playing soccer ... plans to major in civil engineering.