Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2014-15: Opened the 2014 cross country season with a 15th-place showing at the Royals XC Challenge (10/13), clocking a 26:29.4 over the 8K race…recorded an 8K time of 24:57.0 to take 62nd at the ACC Championship (10/31)…finished 67th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/14), completing the 10K course in 31:45.1…did not compete during the 2015 indoor or outdoor seasons...earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive season.
2013-14: During the fall, appeared in three contests…set a personal-best time of 24:14.55 for 8K at the Furman XC Challenge (9/14), placing ninth overall…helped Duke to a first-place team finish at the Royal Cross Country Challenge (10/11), finishing seventh overall in a time of 25:22.90…Indoors, participated in two meets…opened the indoor season with a personal-best 5,000 time of 14:49.08 at the Virginia Tech invitational (1/18)…placed fifth in the mile at the Tar Heel Open (1/25) with a converted time of 4:22.79…did not compete during the 2014 outdoor season.
2012-13: During the fall, crossed the line first in the Duke-NC Central dual meet with a time of 18:58 for 6K ... Duke’s top finisher again at the Great American Cross Country Festival, posting a personal-best clocking of 24:56.8 over 8K ... topped that mark in his next outing, running 24:53.6 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet in Louisville...Indoors, only competed twice in the 3,000 meters, running a season-best 8:33.80 at the Virginia Tech Challenge…finished in 34th place at the ACC Indoor Championships in the same event, clocking a time of 8:48.91…Outdoors, primarily ran the 5,000, earning a personal-best time of 14:21.94 to finish 10th at the Duke Invitational…competed in the same event at the ACC Outdoor Championships where he finished 16th overall…finished 26th at the IC4A Championships with a time of 14:56.41.
2011-12: During the fall, clocked a personal best 25:37 for 8K as Duke's fourth man at the Great American Cross Country Festival...did not compete during the 2012 track & field seasons...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11: Redshirted the cross country season...competed in the 3,000m and 5,000m during the indoor season...covered 3,000m in a personal-best 8:33.62 to finish sixth at the Virginia Tech Challenge...placed 18th in the 5,000m at the ACC Indoor Championships, clocking a time of 14:54.62...outdoors, started the season with a 10th-place showing in the 3,00m at the Tiger Track Classic, posting a mark of 8:30.26...took first in the 5,000m at the Duke Twilight, running 14:37.10...finished 20th in the same event at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 14:55.04.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at Cary-Grove...cross country all-state honoree...placed third in the 3,200m at the indoor state meet...six-time county champion...2010 Cary-Grove High School Athlete of the Year...four-time conference champion...three-time regional champion and two-time sectional champion.
Personal: Son of Ken and LeAnn Fairleigh...born June 6, 1992...has a brother, Kenny...father played football at Duke ('78)...brother runs cross country and track at Washington University in St. Louis.
Cross Country PR
8K- 24:53.60 (10/13/2012)
3,000m- 8:33.62 (2/19/2011)
5,000m- 14:49.08 (1/18/2014)
3,000m- 8:30.26 (4/2/2011)
5,000m- 14:21.94 (4/5/2013)