Track and Field
Events: 400m hurdles
PR: 54.60 (2008)
Current Residence: Blacksburg, Va.
High School: Hermitage (Richmond, Va.) HS ‘06
College: Virginia Tech ‘10
Coach: Lawrence Johnson
Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Trials runner-up; 2007 Pan Am Junior 400mH champion and 100mH silver medalist; 2007 USA Junior champion
Harrison made Virginia Tech track and field history at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, taking second in the 400-meter hurdles to earn a spot on the Olympic Team, becoming the first individual from the track and field program to represent any country at any Olympic games...Harrison set a meet record in winning the women's 400-meter hurdles at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships, crossing the line in 56.25...took third at the 2007 NCAA Championships in a school-record 55.81...was a two-time Virginia AAA state champion, winning the outdoor long jump in 2004, and the indoor long jump in 2005 ... Her 300m hurdle time of 42.15 ranked 12th in the nation in 2006, while her triple jump mark of 40'8.75" ranked her sixth ... Two-time indoor track athlete of the year by Richmond-Times Dispatch ... Nike Indoor Nationals triple jump runner-up during her junior season, earning All-America honors ...Business marketing major.
2008: Olympic Trials runner-up (54.60)...NCAA East Regional 400mH and 100mH champion (54.69, 12.70)...ACC champion (55.16)...3rd in 60mH at NCAA Indoors (8.03)
2007: USA Junior champion (56.86), 100m hurdles runner-up (13.12)...Pan Am Junior champion (56.25) and 100mH runner-up (13.20)...3rd at NCAA Outdoors (55.81), 5th in 100mH (12.98)...1st at NCAA East Regionals (56.09)...2nd at ACC Champs (56.80)...ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 55.81.
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