PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIPACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE
Louis Colson
Louis Colson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: Thomas Edison
Position: Distance
Major: Physics
House Affiliation: Quincy

Collegiate Bests:
5,000 Meters (O) - 14:36.56
800m (I) - 1:56.10
1,000 Meters (I) - 2:30.31
1,500 Meters (O) - 4:07.21
Mile (I) - 4:13.75 
3,000 Meters (O) - 8:30.53
10,000 (O) - 32:39.67

2017-18
Finished the 10000m with a career-best 32:39.67 at the Ivy League Outdoor Track and Field Championships (May 5-6) … Hit a career-best in the 5000m at the Kansas Relays with a 14:36.56 (Apr. 18-21) … Ran a career-high 8:30.53 in the 3000m at the 2018 Harvard – Yale Match for first place (Apr. 14).

2016-17
Finished fourth at the Crimson Elite meet in the mile (4:21.40) ... Posted a collegiate best finish in 3000m at the H-Y-P Indoor Meet, running a 8:41.54 ... Placed 94th at Ivy League Outdoor Cross Country Heps (27:20.6).

2015-16

Posted a season-best in the 1000 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, running a 2:33.43 … Finished fourth with a season-high 4:14.50 in the indoor mile at the 2016 Rod McCravy Memorial Track & Field Meet … Ran career-bests in the indoor 3000 and outdoor 1500 at the Harvard Multi meet and Sam Howell meet, respectively, with times of 8:47.65 and 4:07.21 … Finished 11th at the annual Harvard vs. Yale meet with a time of 9:07.80 in the outdoor 3000. 

2014-15:
Finished fifth in both the 800m (1:56.10) and in the 4x880y relay (8:02.49 at HYP ... Placed seventh overall in the distance medley relay at indoor Heps with a time of 10:03.78. 

Before Harvard: Lettered all four years in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track … Captained cross country team from 2011-13 … 2013-14 Washington Post All-Met Runner of the Year … 2012-13 Washington Post All-Met selection in cross country and indoor track … 2013 All-Run Washington Team … 2013 Virginia Gatorade Runner of the Year … 5A Virginia State cross country champion 2013-14 … Foot Locker cross country national qualifier ... 2013 Virginia State 3,200m run champion in indoor track … 2013 indoor track All-American … 2014 Virginia State 3,200m run champion in outdoor track… 2013-14 Washington Post Michael L. Trilling Award winner.

PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP, ACADEMIC INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE