Sydney Harris
Sydney  Harris

Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
St. Mary's




Incredible Team Performance Leads Wildcats to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Title

Villanova has three of the top four finishers to earn sixth consecutive NCAA bid


Lipari Leads Villanova With 25th Place Finish at NCAA Championships

Wildcats place 20th as a team, finish two spots higher than pre-race ranking


Nicky Akande is Mid-Atlantic Region Individual Champion

Akande and Lipari come in first and third, respectively; Villanova is third as a team

On Harris: Made her biggest contributions to the team during cross country season and was an All-Mid Atlantic Region performer as a junior in 2013.

2015 Outdoor: Tallied a sixth place finish in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal best time of 17:33.59 ... Ran the 3000 meters twice, with the better of her two times being 10:14.97 at the Colonial Relays ... Also recorded a time of 10:17.60 at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic.

2014-15 Indoor: Recorded a personal best time in the 3000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, where she crossed the finish line in 9:51.06 and tallied a 14th place finish.

2014 Cross Country: Opened the season with an eighth place overall finish at the Main Line Invitational ... Came in third in the Wildcats lineup at the meet and registered a personal best three-mile time of 17:22.5 ... Placed fourth on the team and 18th overall at the Princeton Invitational to help lead Villanova to the team title at the meet ... Was the fifth scoring runner for the Wildcats at the Washington Invitational, where she placed 66th overall with a season-best 6,000 meters time of 21:37.

2014 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and contributed to the Wildcats team score at the meet with an eighth place finish ... Registered a personal best time of 17:57.28 in the race.

2013-14 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2013 Cross Country: Stepped up in a big way and was one of the scoring runners for Villanova at each of the postseason meets ... Came in fourth on the team with a personal best 6,000 meters time of 20:35 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and helped the Wildcats win the team title and an automatic NCAA Championships bid ... Finished fourth in the Villanova lineup and 153rd overall at the national meet with a time of 21:40.5 ... Placed 26th overall and fourth on the team at the BIG EAST Championships (21:46) ... Posted a time of 21:46 at the Paul Short Run and finished 93rd out of 430 runners ... Recorded a time of 22:54.4 at the Pre-NCAA Meet ... Opened the season with a seventh place showing out of 86 competitors at the Main Line Invitational, where she registered a time of 17:28.65 on the three-mile course.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2012-13 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2012 Cross Country: Made her season debut at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and also was a part of the team lineup at the NCAA Championships ... In only her second collegiate cross country race was the fifth counting runner for Villanova at the national championship meet, where she crossed the finish line in 21:34.1 ... Came in sixth on the squad and 51st overall at the NCAA regional meet with a time of 22:05.

2012 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2011-12 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile and the 3000 meters ... Came in 15th in the preliminaries of the Mile at the conference meet (4:58.61) and placed 14th in the 3000 meters (10:05.02) ... Finished third in the unseeded section of the Mile at the Penn State National with a time of 4:59.75 ... Finished 10th in the championship section of the 3000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 10:00.01 ... Made her collegiate debut at the Great Dane Classic and came in 10th in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:12.61.

2011 Cross Country: Redshirted.

St. Mary's High School: Earned varsity and academic letters all four years ... All-State performer and also received Gazette first team accolades ... Named the Tri-Peaks League Runner of the Year in 2010.

Personal: Born 2/10/93 ... Oldest of five children of Mark Harris and Debbie Hellman ... Has a twin ... Double major in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship.


800 Meters               2:23.71           High School
Mile                     4:58.61           2012 BIG EAST Championships
3000 Meters              9:51.06           2015 BIG EAST Championships
5000 Meters              17:33.59          2015 BIG EAST Championships


6000 Meters              20:35             2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                    2013


BIG EAST All-Academic Team                 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14


5000 Meters              6th               2015 Outdoor
5000 Meters 8th 2014 Outdoor

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