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Tora Harris

Track and Field

Harris

Event: High Jump
Height: 6-3
Weight: 183
PR: High Jump - 2.33m/7 - 7.75 (2006)
Born: 1978 
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: South Atlanta High School '97
College: Princeton '02
Coach: Frans Bosch
Agent: Kevin Brown
Sponsor: Asics

Career Highlights: 2006, 2009 USA Outdoor champion; 2010 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2007 USA Indoor champion; 2002 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor high jump champion; 2001 World University Games bronze medalist; 7-time Heps champion; 5-time NCAA All-American.

Harris won his second career USA Outdoor title at the 2009 Championships in Eugene, Ore., with a seasonal best clearance of 2.31m/7 feet 7 inches. Harris set his indoor personal best in 2009 with a clearance of 2.32m/7-7.25i in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Harris’ highlights in 2007 included his first-ever national indoor title, a win at the Nike Prefontaine Classic and a fifth-place finish at the World Athletics Final. He enjoyed his finest season in 2006 highlighted by his win at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, with his personal best winning jump of 2.33m/7-7.75, the best by an American that season. Harris’ 2005 campaign got off to a fantastic start in winning his first U.S. national title at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston with a clearance of 2.27m/7-5.25. Harris had an outstanding season in 2004, placing second at the USA Indoor Championships prior to making the U.S. Olympic Team with his third-place at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento. He has made a name for himself as one of the top high jumpers in the U.S., and in 2002 he earned his first #1 U.S. ranking. The five-time All-American won his first NCAA title in March 2002 at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a jump of 2.26m/7-5, and he added the NCAA outdoor title for good measure. The win came after a successful summer in 2001, when Harris won the bronze medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China, with a jump that was just 1 cm off his personal best. Harris was a hit with the locals in Beijing his mother is Taiwanese and Harris speaks fluent Chinese…while at Princeton Harris never lost a Heps title, indoors or outdoors.