Even in wind and rain, Adam Harris continues to shatter his own personal records.
On Saturday at the non-scoring Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., damp conditions held some runners back – but not Harris.
The junior braved the elements at the Tom Black Track and set a new personal best in the 100-and 200-meter dashes (10.24 and 20.81, respectively). His 100-meter blaze is the second fastest time in Michigan history.
Harris’s performances were two of several strong showings in the Michigan men’s track and field team’s appearance at the invitational. Four Wolverines recorded NCAA Mideast regional qualifying times.
“He’s got the physical ability,” Michigan coach Ron Warhurst said of Harris. “There’s no doubt about it. He’s got the genetic tools, the genetic make-up – he’s a great sprinter.”
Even though Harris set a new personal best in the 100-meters, he faced steep competition. His Mideast Regional qualifying time earned him eighth place in the event, while Tennessee’s Rubin Williams finished first (9.96).
“When he starts racing people that he’s read about and he beats them, there’s more confidence there,” Warhurst said. “He’s going to run faster in the 200 and the 100. As the competition gets better, he’ll get better.”
Sophomore Sean Pruitt emulated Harris’s record-setting ways in the hammer throw. For the third week in a row, Pruitt broke his own school record and set a regional qualifying mark (197-6).
Pruitt’s toss earned him first place and was the Wolverines’ lone top finish of the weekend.
Redshirt freshman Nicholas McCampbell and junior Dan Harmsen