The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound senior distance talent won the KSHSAA 6A state title this past season, breaking the tape in 16:17.20—18.8 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor—and leading the Indians to a second-place finish as a team. The winner of three consecutive Centennial League titles, Harkin captured his second straight crown in the state’s largest class and did so racing into the teeth of a stiff southerly wind.
Harkin has maintained a 4.15 weighted GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Kansas Wesleyan University this fall.
An elite USTA age-group talent, Harkin has donated his time providing free tennis lessons and instruction to young players in his community. Also a piano student, he is a member of the MHS choir and has volunteered locally on behalf of road races.