Dawn Harper
Dawn Harper

Player Profile

East St. Louis, IL

High School:
East St. Louis Senior




Summer 2005 -- At the USATF Senior National Championships, Harper advanced to the finals in the 100m hurdles after equaling her lifetime-best of 12.91 (No. 4 in school history) for the third time during the outdoor season, and finished eighth overall in the final in a time of 13.23.

2005 -- Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a third-place finish in the 100m hurdles, running 12.91 ... At West Region, placed second in the 100m hurdles in a time of 12.99 ... Also placed second at the Pac-10 Championships, running 12.91 ... Won the 100m hurdles (13.29) at the Sun Angel Classic ... In indoor track, earned the fourth All-American honor of her career with a third-place finish in the 60m hurdles (lifetime-best, 8.05) ... Won the MPSF Indoor 60mH title with a then lifetime-best 8.12.

Summer 2004 -- Competed at the US Olyimpic Trials in the 100m hurdles (18th, 13.30).

2004 -- Earned All-American honors twice at the NCAA Outdoor, finishing eighth in the 100mH (13.41w) and on the 4x100m relay, which finished second (43.49) ... Placed third at the West Region with a time of 13.17 ... In the qualifying rounds of the 100mH at Pac-10', ran a personal best 13.16, moving her to No. 6 in UCLA history ... Also ran the third leg of UCLA's winning 4x100m relay (43.43, meet record, No. 2 in UCLA history) ... Earned NCAA Indoor All-American honors in the 60mH (4th, 8.13) .

2003 -- Impressive summer Junior campaign, winning the 100m hurdles at both the Pan American (13.42) and U. S. (13.28w) Junior Championships ... Semi-final qualifier to the NCAA Outdoor in the 100m hurdles ... At the West Region, Harper placed fourth (13.33, tied personal-legal best/ran a 13.21w in qualifying) and was second (13.33, No. 8 in school history) at the Pac-10.

High School -- Won her third State title in both the 100m and 300m hurdles (13.82 and 43.76) at the IL State Championships ... Won 100m hurdles at the USATF Regional Championships in a season best 13.63, ranking No. 4 in the nation for the second consecutive year ... As a junior in 2001, won the 100m hurdles at the IL State Meet in a meet record of 13.54 and also won the 300m hurdles in 44.18 ... Her 13.54 ranked No. 4 in the nation and she was ranked by Track & Field News as the No. 5 100m hurdler in the U.S. ... As a sophomore in 2000, placed second in the 100m hurdles at the IL State Meet while running with a torn ACL (right knee) ... As a freshman, won both the 100m and 300m hurdles at the IL State Championships ... Had seasonal bests of 14.03 (100mH), No. 2 freshman in the U.S., and 42.70 (300mH), No. 3 freshman ... Prep bests of 13.54 (100mH) and 42.70 (300mH).

Personal -- Born May 13, 1984 ... Daughter of Henry and Linda Harper ... Has one brother, Bryton, and one sister, Keya ...Pre-Psychology major.

Harper's Best Marks
100mH - 12.91
60mH - 8.05

Pac-10 Champion
2004 - 4x100m Relay

2005 - 60mH, 100mH
2004 - 100mH, 4x100m
2004 - Indoor 60mH