Inducted: 2013, Athlete
Born: February 13, 1965, - Milwaukee, Wi
Events: Triple Jump
After being forced to miss the 1992 Olympic Games
due to injury, Kenny Harrison took advantage of his chances in 1996 in Atlanta. The 1991 World Outdoor Championships gold medalist in the triple jump,
Harrison reached new levels with a mark of
18.09m/59-4.25 at the 1996 Olympic Games. The distance not only gave Harrison the Olympic gold
medal, but also established the Olympic and American records, which both stand 17 years later. The international titles go along with a total of six indoor and outdoor national titles in Harrison’s career. A standout competing for Kansas State, Harrison also won the 1986 NCAA Outdoor title in the triple jump, the 1986 NCAA Indoor title in the long jump and 1988 NCAA Indoor title in the triple jump. Harrison ended his career with the Wildcats a 15-time All-American and eight-time Big 8 champion.
1998: best of 55-11.25…8th at Goodwill Games (54-2.75)…ranked #4 U.S. in TJ by T&FN.
1997: best of 57-5.5…won USA Champs (55-8.25)…9th at World Champs (55-11.25)…ranked #4 in world (#1 U.S.) at TJ by T&FN.
1996: best of 59-4.25…won Olympic Trials (59-1.25w)…gold at Olympic Games (59-4.25 AR)…ranked #2 in world (#1 U.S.) at TJ by T&FN.
1995: best of 55-11.25…won USA Indoor (55-9)…ranked #2 U.S. at TJ by T&FN.
1994: best of 57-2.25…2nd in USA Champs…ranked #2 in world (#2 U.S.) at TJ by T&FN.
1993: best of 56-8…2nd in USA Champs (56-8)…10th at World Champs (55-11.75)…ranked #2 U.S. at TJ by T&FN.
1992: best of 55-11.75…6th in Olympic Trials…surgery for torn cartilage in knee…ranked #4 U.S. at TJ by T&FN.
1991: best of 58-4…won USA Champs (56-10)…won gold at World Champs (58-4)…ranked #1 in world at TJ by T&FN.
1990: best of 58-10…won USA Indoor (55-0)…won USA Champs (56-3.25)…won Goodwill Games (58-1.25)…lost only once, in Zurich to Mike Conley…ranked #1 in world at TJ by T&FN.
1989: best of 57-3.75…6th in USA Indoor…ranked #4 in world (#2 U.S.) at TJ by T&FN.
1988: best of 56-3.25…won NCAA Indoor; 8th in LJ…2nd in NCAA LJ…6th in Olympic Trials…ranked #4 U.S. at TJ by T&FN; #9 U.S. at LJ.
1987: best of 56-0…3rd in NCAA Indoor LJ…2nd in NCAA…7th in USA Champs…2nd in World University Games…ranked #7 U.S. at TJ by T&FN.
1986: best of 56-0…won NCAA Indoor LJ…won NCAA (56-0); 6th in LJ…4th in USA Champs…ranked #4 U.S. at TJ by T&FN; #6 U.S. at LJ.
1985: best of 53-5.5…7th in NCAA Indoor; 5th in LJ.
1984: best of 54-1.75…11th in NCAA…22nd in qualifying at Olympic Trials…won USA Juniors…silver in Pan-Am Juniors.
1983: best of 52-4.5…2nd at Golden West (52-4.5).
1982: best of 48-8.5.
Education: Kansas State '88