Adam Harris (athlete)

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Adam Harris
Personal information
Born (1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 29)
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Country  Guyana
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Updated on 11 December 2014.

Adam Harris (born July 21, 1987) is an American sprinter who represented Guyana in the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2009 World Championships, 2013 World Championships and 2014 World Indoor Championships.

He competed in the 200 metres event at the 2008 Olympic Games, but without reaching the final round.[1]

His personal best time is 20.60 seconds, achieved in July 2013 in Morelia, Mexico. Harris is also the Guyanese National Record Holder in the 100 metres and 60 metres dashes. He has 9.90 seconds (wind-aided)/10.09 seconds (wind-legal) in the 100 metres, and 6.55 seconds in the 60 metres, achieved in February 2014 at the Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale on the campus of Grand Valley State University.[1]

Harris grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and attended Wheaton North High School, where he was coached by track and field specialist Don Helberg. After graduating he attended The University of Michigan.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

  • 100 m: 10.12 s (wind: +0.4 m/s)Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, 17 May 2014
  • 200 m: 20.60 s A (wind: +0.3 m/s)Mexico Morelia, 7 July 2013
  • Long jump: 7.32 m (wind: NWI)United States Columbus, Ohio, 5 April 2008

Indoor[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Guyana
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th (h) 200 m 21.36 (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 32nd (qf) 100m 10.39 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
43rd (h) 200m 21.28 (wind: -1.5 m/s)
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 100m 14th (h) 10.44 (wind: +1.1 m/s)
200m 13th 21.12 (wind: -1.0 m/s)
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 31st (qf) 100m 11.88 (wind: +0.9 m/s)
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 24th (h) 100m 10.62 A (wind: +1.2 m/s)
30th (h) 200m 22.45 A (wind: +0.2 m/s)
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 6th 100m 10.24 A (wind: +0.5 m/s)
6th 200m 20.60 A (wind: -0.9 m/s)
World Championships Moscow, Russia 31st (h) 100m 10.30 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 9th (sf) 60m 6.59
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 6th (sf) 100m 10.23 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
3rd (h) 200m 21.19 (wind: +1.5 m/s)
4 × 100 m relay DQ
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 6th (h) 100m 10.75 A (wind: -0.7 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.74 A
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 39th (h) 60 m 6.82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adam Harris profile at IAAF
  2. ^ Men's Track & Field - Adam Harris, Michigan Wolverines, retrieved December 23, 2014 

External links[edit]