A quick update on all things Purdue track and field.
2012: Outdoor - Ran on the 4x100-meter relay team at the NCAA Championships and took 18th with a 40.03...Advanced to the national finals in the 4x100 relay with a time of 39.89 for 10th place at the NCAA East Prelims...Was 21st in the 200 prelims (21.90) at the SEC Championships...Also ran a leg on the second-place 4x100 relay team at the SEC meet after the foursome registered a 39.73...Ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay with a season-best time of 39.71 and was also a part of the third-place 4x200 relay team (1:22.55) at the Drake Relays...Clocked a season-best 100 time of 10.64 for fifth place and was fourth in the 200 at the Spec Towns Invite...Ran on the winning 4x100 relay team after the unit clocked a 40.33 at the Yellow Jacket Invite...Was a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team (40.17) at the Georgia Relays.
2012: Indoor - Moved to seventh on the Bulldogs' all-time top-10 list in the 200-meter dash (21.45) to take second and took over the 10th spot in the school record books after recording a career-best time of 6.81 to take fourth in the 60 finals at the Kentucky Invitational...Sped to a 6.80 finish in the 60 prelims before taking third in the finals at the Mark Colligan Memorial, while also earning runner-up honors in the 200 (21.30)...Was 21st in the 60 prelims and 18th in the first round of the 200 at the SEC Championships.
2011: Outdoor - Competed sparingly for the Bulldogs while battling injuries.
2011: Indoor - Part of winning 4x400-meter relay at Virginia Tech Elite meet after clocking a 3:13.92...Was second in the 200 at the Clemson Challenge after registering a time of 22.02.
2010: Outdoor- Part of Team USA 4x100-meter relay team that captured a Gold medal at the World Junior Championships with the second-fastest time in meet history (38.93) in Moncton, Canada...also advanced to the semifinals in the 200 at the World Championships...had a second-place finish in the 200 finals (21.22) at the USA Junior Championships to qualify for Worlds...also took third in the 100 at the USA Championships with the third-fastest time of his career (10.48)...Finished his freshman season by taking 29th in the first round of the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Prelims...combined with three teammates to record a season-best time in the 4x100 relay (39.68) to take seventh at the SEC Championships...finished 19th in both the 100 and 200 prelims at the SEC meet...was the runner-up in the 200 (21.17) at the Georgia Invitational...took second in the 200 (21.19) at the Spec Towns Invitational...finished first in the 200 (20.92) at his second straight meet and was runner-up in the 100 (10.47) at the Yellow Jacket Invite...won the 200 with a personal-best time of 21.13 at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet while also taking second in the 100...was also on the winning 4x100 relay team at Georgia Tech.
2010: Indoor- Took 17th in 200-meter dash prelims at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 21.51... also joined with three teammates to take fifth in the distance medley relay (9:58.30) at the SEC meet...joined with teammates to win the 4x400 relay at the Hokie Invitational.
High School: Won 2009 GHSA 5-A state titles in both the 100-meter dash and the 200, winning the Best Performance Trophy in the 200 after clocking the third-fastest time (21.18) in GHSA meet history...Captured Cobb County championship in the 100 (10.59) and 200 (21.43) with a pair of record-breaking times, surpassing Olympian Reggie Witherspoon's former record in the 200 (21.53) set in 2003... Named Cobb County Athlete of the Year...Named to the Atlanta Track Club All-Metro team for the 200...Ran a 6.53 in the 55 prelims at the LSU High School Indoor Classic...Clocked a 10.55 at the Nike National Outdoor Meet...Finished second in both the 60 (6.87) and the 200 (21.54) at the UK High School Invitational...Kell record holder in the 55, 60, 100 and 200...As a junior, was second in the 200 (21.77) and third in the 100 at the GHSA state meet...Won the USATF Georgia Association Junior Championships in the 200 (21.42)...Finished second in the 100 (10.82) at the Cobb County Championships...Member of GHSA state champion 4x100 team as a freshman...Personal-best times of 6.53 in the 55, 6.87 in the 60, 10.55 in the 100, 21.54 (indoor) and 21.18 (outdoor) in the 200...Named team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior and the team MVP as a junior and a senior...Leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born June 7, 1991 ... oldest of five children ... has two brothers, Trey and Andrew, and two sisters, Jada and Erica ... son of Eric Harris and April Harris ... grandfather, Robert Garrett, played football at Morris Brown College ... enjoys playing the drums in his free time ... majoring in communications.