Event: 400m Hurdles
PR: 400m Hurdles 48.16 (2002) 400m 44.84 (2002)
Born: September 29, 1981 in PG County, Maryland
Current Residence: Centreville, Va.
High School: Centreville (Clifton, Va.) HS 00
College: University of Florida 04
Coach: Doug Brown
Career Highlights: 2002 NCAA 400m hurdles champion; 2003 NCAA 400m hurdles runner-up; two-time U.S. Junior champion (2000-01)
In 2002 Harris burst on to the national scene by winning the NCAA 400m hurdles crown and finishing as the runner-up in the 400 meters at that event. His career 400mH best of 48.16 made him the second-fastest American in 2002 (behind James Carter), with the fifth-fastest time that season. Harris recorded the nations top times in the 400 meters, 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles, earning All-America honors in each event as a prep senior at Centreville HS in Clifton, Vaset the Virginia state record in the 60m hurdles as a seniorset state records in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles and 55m hurdles as a sophomore and a juniorowns the #2 all-time mark in the 400m hurdles and #1 mark in the 60m hurdles as a high schoolerwas named 2000 Prep Athlete of the Year by Track & Field Newsearned his first national T&FN ranking in the 400m hurdles in 2002 (#3)Harris personal best of 48.16 in winning the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships was the fifth best performance by and American that season, making him the second best American performer behind James Carter.
Runner-up at NCAA Outdoors
(48.83)7th in semifinal at USA Outdoors (51.19)best of 48.83.
2002: 1st at NCAA Outdoors (48.16PR)2nd in 400m at NCAA Outdoors (44.93)5th in semifinal at USA Outdoors (46.11)1st in heat #1 in Atlanta (49.42)1st in heat #1 at Penn Relays (49.61)1st in heat #3 at SEC Championships (49.82)8th at NCAA Indoors (1:02.24)3rd at SEC Championships (49.93)1st in heat #2 at SEC 400m (44.84)ranked #5 at 400m, #4 at 400mH in U.S. by T&FNbests of 44.84 & 48.16.
2001: 1st at SEC Championships7th at NCAA Outdoors6th in 400m semis at USA Outdoors (45.91)best of 49.65.
2000: 1st at USA Juniors (50.17)best of 50.07.
1999: 1st at USA Juniors (50.28)1st at Junior PanAmsbest of 50.28.
1998: 3rd at USA Juniorsbest of 51.62.