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Harris's Career-Best Marks:
500m (I) - 1:02.10
800m (I) - 1:48.46
200m (O) - 21.53
400m (O) - 46.73
800m (O) - 1:47.55

Career Honors:
• All-American (Indoor: 800m - 2007)
• All-East (Indoor: 500m - 2006; Outdoor: 800m - 2005-07, 4x400m - 2007)
• Patriot League Track Athlete of the Meet (Indoor: 2006; Outdoor: 2007)
• First-Team All-Patriot League (Indoor: 500m - 2006-07, 4x400m - 2005-07; Outdoor: 200m - 2007, 400m - 2007, 800m - 2006, 4x400m - 2007)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (Indoor: 4x800m - 2005 & `07; Outdoor: 800m - 2005)
• ECAC Track Athlete of the Week (Jan. 10, 2007; Feb. 13, 2007)
• Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week (Feb. 1, 2005; Jan. 17, 2006; April 25, 2006; Jan. 9, 2007; Feb. 13, 2007; March 21, 2007)

In Navy's Record Books:
• 500m - Indoor (1:02.10 - 6th)
• 800m - Indoor (1:48.46 - 1st, 1:48.91 - 2nd, 1:50.02 - 3rd, 1:50.71 - 4th, 1:50.73 - 5th, 1:51.47 - 9th)
• 4x400m - Indoor (3:12.07 - 1st, 3:13.71 - 3rd)
• DMR - Indoor (9:41.71 - 3rd)
• 800m - Outdoor (1:47.55 - 1st, 1:48.67 - 2nd, 1:48.77 - 3rd, 1:48.86 - 4th, 1:48.96 - 5th, 1:49.30 - 7th, 1:49.79 - 10th)
• 4x400m - Outdoor (3:09.48 - 3rd, 3:09.71 - 4th, 3:10.60 - 10th)
• Sprint Medley - Outdoor (3:24.81 - 8th)

Enjoyed a memorable junior year in the long sprints and middle distance events ... earned All-America honors in the indoor 800-meter run with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship .. placed second in the preliminary round to qualify for the national championship finals ... won the 800-meter run seven times on the year ... finished first in the 500-meter run all three times he raced in the event ... also posted victories in the 200-meter and 400-meter events twice during the outdoor campaign ... finished among the top-five runners in 20 of his 22 individual races ... in the 4x400-meter relay, he helped the Mids to eight victories over the two seasons ... posted school records in the indoor (1:48.46) and outdoor (1:47.55) 800-meter run and completed a leg on the program-record 4x400-meter indoor relay (3:12.07) ... registered one of the 10-fastest marks in school history in five events ... among those five events, his name appears among the all-time top-10 lists 14 times ... won three events (200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay) at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship to earn track athlete-of-the-meet kudos ... smashed the league championship record in the outdoor 400-meter run with a time of 46.77 seconds ... also claimed three victories in the Star Meet versus Army ... against the Black Knights, he made his collegiate debut in the 200-meter dash ... he won the event from a standing start with a blistering time of 21.55 seconds ... qualified for the IC4A Championship in the indoor and outdoor 800-meter run, 500-meter run, outdoor 400-meter dash and outdoor 200-meter dash ... broke the 800-meter outdoor record in the preliminary round before finishing fifth in the finals ... earned a spot at the NCAA East Region Championship in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run ... placed third in the 800-meter run during the prelims before claiming a spot in the national championship with a fifth-place performance in the finals.

Advanced to the NCAA Championship in the outdoor 800-meter run ... first Navy runner to compete in the event at the national championship in 61 years ... placed 23rd during the prelims with a 1:50.13 clocking ... qualified for the NCAA Championship by finishing fifth at the NCAA East Regional with a 1:49.93 showing ... crossed the finish line in 1:48.67 during the regional prelims ... placed fourth at the IC4A Championship with a time of 1:50.29 ... won the event at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship, crossing the finish line in 1:49.30 ... finished first five times during the outdoor slate ... won the indoor 500-meter and 800-meter run events twice ... won the 500-meter run at the Patriot League Championship with a 1:04.15 showing ... followed that performance up with a second-place 1:02.10 effort in the finals at the IC4A Championship ... his 1:02.39 in the prelims was the fastest time ... owned the team's fastest times in the indoor 500-meter and outdoor 800-meter runs.

Finished in sixth-place at the IC4A Outdoor Championship with a 1:49.85 showing ... placed 14th in the preliminary round of the NCAA East Regional ... crossed the finish line in the indoor 800-meter run in 1:50.73 at the Iowa State Classic ... possessed Navy's top-efforts in the indoor 500 and 800 meters and outdoor 800 meters ... corralled three first-place showings during his freshman campaign.

High School:
Attended Woodbury High School ... earned three letters in track, two in cross country and one in wrestling ... member of track & field team that finished second in the state championship ... member of 4x400-meter relay team that won two state championships ... served as captain of his track team.

Son of Paul Harris and Jovonna Williams ... born March 30, 1986, in Joliet, Ill. ... majoring in ocean engineering.

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