The 5-foot-9, 145-pound junior won the GHSA 7A individual state championship this past season, breaking the tape with a time of 16:08.55. Harkabus crossed the line 12th at the Foot Locker South Regional championships in 15:26.60 and missed qualifying for nationals by only 11.84 seconds. He won seven of the nine races he entered last fall, including the Championship Division run at the Wingfoot XC Classic, where he broke the tape in 15:46.40.
Harkabus has maintained a 94.5 average in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
Harkabus has served as a recreation assistant at SonRise Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, mentoring youth in various activities and sports. He has also donated his time to coaching middle school students training as runners in addition to volunteering locally for the Abby’s Angels Charity Run.