Harper Earns All-American Honors in the 60m Hurdles at NCAA Indoor

March 11, 2006

Senior Dawn Harper picked up her third indoor (sixth overall) All-American honor of her career after running a lifetime-best in the 60m hurdles to finish third overall at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR.

Harper, who came into the meet with the ninth-fastest time in the nation (8.12), ran a season-best 8.09 in the prelims (fifth-fastest overall) to advance to the finals on Friday evening. Once in the finals, Harper stepped it up a notch, running sub-eight seconds for the first time in her career as she finished third overall in a lifetime-best time of 7.98.

"I'm really happy with how Dawn competed today," said Head Coach Jeanette Bolden. "She doesn't always have the best start, but she got out well and competed strong. She came in ninth, and moved up to fifth in the prelims, then finished third with a lifetime-best."

Harper finished behind USC's Virginia Powell and Nebraska's Priscilla Lopes as all three ran sub-eight seconds. Both Powell and Lopes broke the NCAA Collegiate Record in the finals, but Powell (7.94) edged out Lopes (7.97) by .03 seconds for the win.

Senior Chelsea Johnson and junior Kamaiya Warren will compete on Saturday as Johnson goes for the NCAA Indoor Record in the pole vault, and Warren will compete in the shot put.


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Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, Jan 30
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Fayetteville, AR
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Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
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Lincoln, NE
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
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Seattle, WA
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Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
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Seattle, WA
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Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
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Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
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Birmingham, AL
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Los Angeles, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Eagle Rock, CA
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