Ruston, La.
High School
Ruston HS

Major: General Studies
Events: HJ (IN: 5-5 ¾; OUT: 5-8), LJ (IN: 21-1 ½; OUT: 21-1 ½), TJ (IN: 42-1 ½; OUT: 40-11 ¾)


Competed exclusively in the long jump during the 2007 season … Posted an indoor seasonal best mark of 19-6 in the Lady Tigers’ season opener at the Purple Tiger Classic on Jan 13 … Earned third-place finishes in the event at both the LSU Twilight Invitational (19-5 ½) and the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (18-10 ¾) during the indoor season … Tied for 10th place in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships in February … Competed in four meets during the outdoor season … Recorded an outdoor seasonal best jump of 19-7 ½ at the LSU Alumni Gold on April 21 … Finished seventh at the LSU Tiger Classic with a mark of 19-2.

One of the Lady Tigers’ top long jumpers during the indoor campaign … Competed in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships where she finished 16th with a leap of 20-0 ¼ … Finished fifth at the SEC Indoor Championships (20-0) … Took first place at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a jump of 20-2 ¼ … Earned second-place finishes at the Purple Tiger Invitational (20-0 ¼), UNM Lobo Invitational (19-6 ¾) and New Balance Invitational (20-9 ¼) … Posted a season-best jump of 20-9 ¾ to finish in sixth place at the Tyson Invitational … Also competed in the triple jump during the indoor season, finishing 17th at the SEC Championships … Finished second in the triple jump at the New Balance Invitational (39-1 ¾) … Saw limited action during the outdoor campaign, competing in five meets … Posted a second-place finish at the Tiger Classic (19-9 ½) and a third-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays (19-3 ¼).

Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Advanced to the outdoor championships by virtue of a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional (21-4 1/2) … Also earned All-SEC honors in the event at the outdoor conference meet, finishing second, to eventual world champion Tianna Madison of Tennessee, with a personal-best leap of 21-4 3/4 … Distance ranks sixth on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list … Also competed in the triple jump and the high jump during the outdoor season … Qualified to the regional championships in the triple jump and finished 17th (39-7 1/4) … Jumped 42-5 1/4w to place fifth at the Texas Relays … Had a season-best clearance of 5-7 1/4 in the high jump at the Tiger Relays … During the indoor season, placed 13th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships (19-9) … Twice jumped 21-1 1/2 during the indoor campaign, first to win the Bayou Bengal Invitational and then at the SEC Championships … Mark at the conference meet was good enough for a second-place finish and All-SEC honors … Distance ranks fourth on LSU’s all-time performance list … Also won the New Balance Invitational with a leap of 20-9 1/4 … Recorded five top-five finishes in the triple jump during the indoor season … Jumped a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying distance of 42-1 1/2 at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational … Mark ranks ninth all-time in Lady Tiger history … Finished fifth at the SEC Championships with a leap of 41-2 1/4 … Best high jump clearance of the indoor season was a 5-5 3/4 effort at the Purple Tiger Invitational.

Had a sensational freshman year, earning All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (21-1 1/2w) … Her wind-legal jump of 21-0 1/2 in the third round of the finals ranks as the ninth-best Lady Tiger long jump mark in school history … Jumped 20-4 1/2 to finish fourth at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships … Won the prestigious Penn Relays with a wind-aided leap of 20-3 … Placed fourth at the SEC Championships with a leap of 20-0 1/2 … Also participated in the high jump, clearing a season-best 5-8 at the Penn Relays … Jumped 5-6 1/2 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the triple jump just once, recording a distance of 37-0 1/2 at the SEC Championships … Did not compete during the indoor season.

A two-year letterwinner for Jerry Hornsby and David Anderson at Ruston High School … An NSIC Indoor All-American in 2003 … Won seven state titles in the jumps during the 2002 and 2003 seasons … Also earned runner-up honors twice during that same period … Helped her team to two district titles (2002-03), two regional titles (2002-03) and state runner-up honors in 2003 … Was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s all-state track team in the long jump, triple jump and high jump … Came to LSU with PRs of 20-4 in the long jump, 40-10 in the triple jump and 5-9 in the high jump.

Full name is Tina Lynette Harris … Born Nov. 17, 1984 … Daughter of Charles and Fredda Harris … Has eight brothers and sisters, Charles, Harris, Herbert, Kenneth, Michael, Demetrius, Katrina and Kim … Brothers, Herbert and Harris, ran track at Grambling State.

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