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  RICKEY HARRIS
  • Sprints/Hurdles
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Centreville, Va. (Centreville HS)

CAREER VICTORIES: 15
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m Hurdles: 7.29 - 2001 Nike Fast Times Meet, Gainesville, Fla.
60m Hurdles: 7.92 - 2001 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
200m: 21.73 - 2001 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla
400m: 45.78b - 2001 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
110m Hurdles: 14.01 - 2003 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
200m: 20.99 - 2001 SEC Triangular, Baton Rouge, La.
400m: 44.84 - 2002 SEC Championships, Starkville, Miss.
400m Hurdles: 48.16 - 2002 NCAA Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

HONORS: (Two-time NCAA Champion; Eight-time NCAA All-American; Two-Time NCAA East Region Champion; One-Time All-SEC; Two-Time Penn Relays Champion) 2003 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay; 2003 NCAA East Regional Champion - 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay; 2002 NCAA Champion - 400m Hurdles; 2001 Indoor NCAA Champion - 400m; 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m; 2002 NCAA Indoor All-American - 400m; 2001 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 400m Hurdles; 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - 4x400m Relay; 2001 SEC Outdoor Champion, 400m Hurdles; 2002 Penn Relays Champion, 400m hurdles; 2001 Penn Relays Champion, 400m hurdles

2003 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 7.32 (55H), 45.42 (400m), 48.83 (400H)...Competed in 14 meets (six indoor, eight outdoor)...Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a runner-up finish in the 400m hurdles (48.83) and as the anchor leg of the eighth-place 4x400m relay team...Won the 400m hurdles (49.56) and was a member of the winning 4x400m relay team at the NCAA East Regional...Scored at the SEC Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 400m dash (46.06)...Runner-up at the Texas Invitational in the 400m dash (45.42)...Finished third in the 400m dash (46.58) at the SEC Quad meet...Ran a personal-best 14.01 in the 110m hurdles at Florida Relays...Won the 400m dash (46.17) at the Alex Wilson Invitational...Runner-up at the Tyson Invitational in the 400m dash...Finished third in the 55m hurdles at the Florida Intercollegiates...2003 WINS (4): (i) Alex Wilson Invitational 400m (47.34); Penn Relays 4x400m relay (3:07.04); NCAA East Regional 400m hurdles (49.56); NCAA East Regional 4x400m relay (3:04.98)

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 14.21 (110m Hurdles), 44.84 (400m), 48.16 (400m hurdles) and 21.34 (200m)... Competed in 13 meets (five indoors, eight outdoors)... Won his second NCAA title with a school record time of 48.16 in the 400m hurdles, third fastest in the finals of the NCAA Championships, third fastest in the world at the time... Second in the 400m dash finals at the NCAA Championships, 44.93... Second male athlete ever in NCAA history to earn All-America honors in the 400m hurdles and the flat 400m, first since 1963... Personal best and improved qualifying time of 49.42 in the 400m hurdles at the Georgia Tech Invitational... Set a personal best of 44.84 in the prelims of the 400m at the SEC Championships, second all-time at Florida, fifth fastest in the world to date, third in the finals... Third in the 400m hurdles at the SEC Championships... Ran leadoff on the provisional qualifying 4x100m relay team at the SEC Championships... Defended his 400m hurdles championship at the Penn Relays, personal best of 49.61... Ran on the second-place finishing shuttle hurdle and sprint medley relay teams at the Penn Relays... SEC Athlete of the Week after the Penn Relays... Won the Auburn Bank Invitational 400m hurdles, won the Sun Angel Classic 400m in 45.09... All-American in the 400m at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships with a 46.13 in the 400m at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational, fifth in the nation... Ran 46.85 in his first open 400m of the season at the SEC Championships after returning from a knee injury. 2002 WINS (6): (o) NCAA Championships 400m hurdles (48.16); Georgia Tech Invitational 400m hurdles (49.42); Penn Relays Championship 400m hurdles (49.61); Auburn Bank Invitational 400m Hurdles (50.22); Sun Angel Classic 400m (45.09); (i) Alex Wilson Invitational 400m: 46.13.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 7.29 (55mHH), 7.92 (60mHH), 14.08 (110mHH), 20.99 (200m), 45.22 (400m) and 49.65 (400mIH)... Competed in 16 meets (eight indoors, eight outdoors)... Won his semifinal heat of the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, seventh in the finals... SEC Champion in the 400m hurdles with a time of 49.65, personal best, second all-time at Florida... Won the Penn Relays 400m hurdles in 49.83... Ran a 44.8 split as the anchor leg of the winning 4x400m relay team, 3:04.22... Opening leg runner of the school record setting sprint medley relay team (with Armstrong, White and Joseph) at the Penn Relays... Ran the opening leg of the school-record setting shuttle hurdle relay team at the Sea Ray Relays, 54.93, third fastest ever in the world... NCAA Champion in the indoor 400m... Tied the school record in the 400m with a 45.78 in the finals... Member of the sixth-place finishing 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Finished second at the SEC Indoor Championships as a member of the 4x400m relay team, 3:07.21-fourth all-time at Florida... Member of the automatic qualifying Distance Medley Relay team at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, 9:36.87. 2001 WINS (5): (i) Nike Fast Times Meet (2/28) 55mHH: 7.29; NCAA Championships (3/10) 400m: 45.78; (o) SEC Triangular (3/17) 110mHH: 13.58; Penn Relays (4/28) 400mIH: 49.83; SEC Championships (5/13) 400mIH: 49.65; Reebok Invitational (5/19) 400m: 45.22.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Recorded the nation's top times in the 400m, 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles as a senior, earned All-America in all three events... Set the Virginia state record in the 60m hurdles as a senior... Set state records in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles and the 55m hurdles as a sophomore and a junior... Is No. 2 all-time in the 400m hurdles and No. 1 in the 60m HH... Was named the 2000 Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News. High School Coach: KevinMcGorty

PREP BESTS: 200m: 21.22; 400m: 46.21; 400m hurdles: 50.07; 110m hurdles: 13.50

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