Mark Harrington

Height: 5'8"

Class: Junior

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

 

High School: Albuquerque Academy

Freshman

Saw action in the Bob Timmons Classic 6k and the Rim Rock College Classic 8k, clocking times of 20:20 and 27:43, respectively … Accidentally slept through the Kansas Half-Marathon/5k … Took 2nd place in the UCA Spring Opener 5k … Ran a 15:40 5k at the Kansas Relays.

Sophomore

Ran 100 miles for his birthday week... Paid for it dearly and was placed on IR for first half of the season... Won the Kansas 5k... Regressed.

 

High School

Eight-time letterwinner in Cross Country and Track … Helped team to five state championships … Claimed All-State Cross Country honors in 2015 and 2016 … Personal bests include a 16:00:00 5k and a 9:52 3,200 meters … Would rather not talk about any PRs in events shorter than a full mile … Would also like to emphasize that he ran at altitude … Hill specialist … Holder of at least 3 unofficial records, including most sliced beets eaten in a single sitting  … Hit a half-court buzzer beater against the Moriarty Pintos  … Only went to detention twice.

 

Personal

Son of Steve and Sue … Has one older sister, Meredith … Went strictly by the name “Pex” for all of middle and high school … Majoring in Finance and Economics … LinkedIn user … Podcast subscriber long before they went mainstream … Considers long walks on the beach to be overrated … Probably better at Super Smash Bros. than you … Once completed an entire Pokédex … Davos Seaworth enthusiast … Regards Johnny Appleseed as the greatest American hero of all time … Believes the American Bison to be a top 3 animal (ask about the other 2) … New Mexico True … Always trims the wicks of his scented candles.