USC looks sharp in final tune-up before hosting next week's dual meet against UCLA
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Redshirt junior Aleec Harris is a transfer from Barton Community College who redshirted last season as he recovered from achilles surgery. He is expected to be very competitive at the conference level in the 110m HH.
2012: Harris was looked upon last season to fill the void with the graduation of 110m hurdlers Brendan Ames and Oscar Spurlock, but he was never able to compete and used it as a redshirt season. Harris was coming off an achilles injury which had caused him to miss the end of the 20011 season.
BEFORE USC: Harris from Barton Community College was the 2010 Junior College champion in the 110m HH with a time of 13.95. Set a PR of 13.55 in winning the 110m HH College at the Texas Relays...Ran a 13.75 in the semifinals. Placed second in the 55m HH with a time of 7.26 at the 2011 NJCAA Indoor Track Championships...Had an indoor PR of 7.18 in the semifinals. He had a 60m HH indoor best of 7.79 in placing third at the 2011 Tyson Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Harris prepped at Duluth High in Norcross, Ga...As a high school senior in 2009, Harris won the USATF Georgia Association state title in the 110m HH with a time of 13.77. He also placed fifth in the hurdles at the 2008 Junior Olympics and second in 2009.
PERSONAL: Harris was born on Oct. 31, 1990 in Lawrenceville, Ga...His parents are Del and Michelle and he has two siblings, Physics and Chanel...Likes to listen to music and rap in his spare time...His favorite food is cheesecake...His favorite actor is Denzel Washington and favorite musicians are Lil Wayne and T.I...Says his father is his sports hero because "he was the greatest in my eyes"....Would like to travel to Brazil...Is a Sociology major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 110m HH -- 13.55 55m HHi -- 7.18