THIS YEAR: Redshirt sophomore Alexa Harmon-Thomas will compete in the multi-events and high jump for USC. She transferred to USC from Texas with three seasons of outdoor eligibility remaining.
2016: Harmon-Thomas did not compete during the outdoor season. She finished tied for 14th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the high jump with a clearance of 5-5.25 (1.66m). She scored 3431 points in the pentathlon at the Husker Invitational to finish 12th.
2015: Set a PR in the long jump of 17-9.75 (5.43m) at the Power Five Invitational. Redshirted during the outdoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Harmon-Thomas graduated from Lawrence Free State HS in 2014. Ranked No. 1 in the state of Kansas in the long jump, high jump, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. Won the 100m hurdles (14.11), 300m hurdles (state record 42.70) and long jump (19-5.00) at the 2013 Kansas 6A State Championships...was state champion in both hurdles again as a senior. She helped lead her team to back-to-back state titles. Was named the Kansas Gatorade Athlete of the Year as a junior. Won the high jump at the 2013 World Youth Trials and was second at the 2013 USATF Junior Championships. Placed second (5-9.75) in the high jump at the IAAF World Youth Championships.
PERSONAL: Harmon-Thomas was born on April 5, 1996...She is the daughter of NFL great Derrick Thomas and Kelly Harmon...her father played football at Alabama and for the Kansas City Chiefs...he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009...Alexa was a National Merit Semi-Finalist, National Achievement Finalist and Kansas Honors Scholar...she was a Pre-Med Club Leader and Leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school.
CAREER BESTS: 100m HH - 14.28 HJ - 5-9.75 (1.77m) LJ -19-3.00 (5.87m) Hep - 5,158 800m - 2:21.99