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Harris Caps Stellar Season At NCAA Championships, Earns Honorable Mention All-America

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AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts women's track and field junior Jada Harris has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the USTFCCCA by virtue of finishing 21st in high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Austin, Texas. It marks the fifth All-America honor in the history of UMass women's track and field and cross country, the fourth since 2016, as Harris joins three-time All-American Heather MacLean (2016 - mile, 2017 - cross country, 2018 - 800 meter run) and UMass Hall of Famer Kelly Liljeblad (1995 - 10,000 meter run).
 
Harris cleared 5 foot, 7 inches on her first attempt and took 21st in the field of 24 competitors this past Saturday at Texas' Mike A Myers Stadium.
 
The Bridgeport, Connecticut, native was just the second field athlete from UMass to reach the NCAA Championships in program history, punching her ticket at the Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Florida, jumping clean through 5 feet, 8.75 inches, tying her own school record.
 
Harris won her second career outdoor high jump title at the Outdoor Atlantic 10 Championships on May 4 where she first cleared 5'8.75" to break a 22-year-old program record in addition to winning her third straight A-10 gold in 100 meter hurdles. She was the New England champion in high jump this spring, as well.


AUSTIN, Texas – University of Massachusetts women's track and field junior Jada Harris capped an incredible season on Saturday evening, competing in the high jump at the NCAA Championships at Texas' Mike A Myers Stadium.
 
Harris cleared 5 foot, 7 inches on her first attempt, but was unable to equal her personal best at the next height progression, 5 feet, 8.75 inches, and took 21st in the field of 24 competitors.
 
The Bridgeport, Connecticut, native was just the second field athlete from UMass to reach the NCAA Championships in program history, punching her ticket at the Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Florida, jumping clean through 5 feet, 8.75 inches, tying her own school record.
 
Harris won her second career outdoor high jump title at the Outdoor Atlantic 10 Championships on May 4 where she first cleared 5'8.75" to break a 22-year-old program record in addition to winning her third straight A-10 gold in 100-meter hurdles.
 
At the New England Championships Harris won the high jump title and set a 100-meter hurdles PR to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in that event, as well. In preliminaries at New England's, Harris broke Rose Bryan's UMass record of 13.76, which had stood since 1999, running 13.50 seconds to second place. She then improved upon her record in the final with a time of 13.41 seconds to claim silver, shaving .09 seconds off her prelim performance.


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