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Alex Harris
Alex  Harris

Hometown:
Stony Point, N.Y.

High School:
North Rockland

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
10/08/1990

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

05/11/2018

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Villanova surged to the lead on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships on May 11, 2018 in Geneva, Ohio.

02/23/2018

Women's Track & Field -- BIG EAST Championships (Day 1)

Villanova competed on the first day of the indoor BIG EAST Championship on February 23, 2018.

On Harris: Elite talent who is a newcomer to the Villanova distance group in 2017-18 ... Specializes in the steeplechase, in which she has experience at the national and international levels ... Also runs cross country and is positioned to make an impact on the team early in her collegiate career.

2017-18 Indoor: Helped the Wildcats win the BIG EAST title by scoring individually in the Mile and running a leg of the team's conference champion distance medley relay ... Led off the DMR, in which Villanova recorded a winning time of 11:33.68 ... Had a split of 3:32.07 on the first 1200 meters of the relay ... Was one of four Wildcats scorers in the Mile ... Came in seventh in the final with a time of 4:51.68 after ranking sixth in the preliminary heats when she posted a time of 5:16.93 ... Came in first in the invitational section of the Mile at the FastTrack National Invite with a personal best time of 4:49.05 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she came in seventh in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:01.55 ... Ran the Mile in 5:02.15 and ran the third leg of the 4x800 meter relay for a squad which placed fourth in 9:14.44 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Recorded a time of 4:56.89 in the Mile at the Columbia Challenge ... Runner-up in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:51.16 at the Villanova Invitational.

2017 Cross Country: Competed in three races during the season ... Made her collegiate debut at the Paul Short Run, where her time of 21:23.5 in the 6,000 meter race was a season best ... Came in 74th at the Penn State National Open (21:50.5) and was 40th at the BIG EAST Championships (22:13.6).

USA Track & Field: Tallied third place finishes in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Pan American Junior Championships in 2015 and 2017 ... Also placed second each of those years at the USATF Junior Championships.

North Rockland High School: Earned four varsity letters each in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field ... Five-time high school national champion, including winning a pair of individual titles in the steeplechase and being a part of three national titles in the distance medley relay ... A combined 10-time All-American at the New Balance nationals ... Ranked 10th all-time in the United States with a time of 6:38.47 in the 2000 meter steeplechase ... Top time in the 3000 meter steeplechase is 10:31 ... Was the 2017 New York state steeplechase champion ... Named the 2015 USATF New York Athlete of the Year and was the 2015 Lohud Athlete of the Season for indoor track & field ... Led off the distance medley relay for North Rockland's high school girls Championship of America title at the Penn Relays ... The team came in 10th at the 2015 Nike Cross Country Nationals and was the 2016 New York Federation cross country champions ... Named to the Principal's List academically every year from 2013-17 ... Earned a Scholar-Athlete award as a senior for ranking in the top five percent of her graduating class.

Personal: Born 10/8/99 in Nyack, N.Y. ... One of three children of Sharon Harris ... Siblings are Madison (20) and Everett (15) ... Hobbies include reading, crocheting and hiking ... Chose to attend Villanova because she felt the experience would help her become a better student, athlete and person ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)
800 Meters                     2:12.15                 High School
1000 Meters                    2:51.04                 High School
1500 Meters 4:32.53 2018 Penn Challenge
Mile 4:49.05 2018 FastTrack National Invite 3000 Meters 10:01.55 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational 3000 Meter Steeplechase 10:14.76 High School

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

6000 Meters                    21:23.5                 2017 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR)

BIG EAST Champion                                      2018 (Distance Medley Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2018 (Distance Medley Relay)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Distance Medley Relay          1st                     2018 Indoor
Mile 7th 2018 Indoor

Schedule