Harry wins Southland weekly honor with fastest time in nation


After winning the initial Southland Conference Male Runner of the Week during the indoor season, senior Kie’Ave Harry started his outdoor season in the same fashion.


The senior captured the first outdoor weekly honors Wednesday, but he owns something else, too.


Harry ran the fastest 100 meters time in the nation in the opening weekend, clocking a 10.36 to win the UT Tyler Icebreaker Classic.


Teammate Kennedy Harrison, who specializes in the 200 and 400 meters, was on Harry’s heels at 10.42, which ranked second nationally. Tre’Darius Carr’s 10.63 placed third in the meet and 10th in the nation.


“It feels great to be one and two in the 100,” Harry said. “We feed off each other, so I’m not really surprised. We’ll build off that.


“I’m thankful to be out there because I haven’t been on an outdoor track since 2018 because of a strained hamstring (COVID-19 eliminated 2020 season). I’m blessed to be back running outdoor.


More than 25 outdoor track and field meets were conducted across the nation in the opening weekend.


The Laplace native’s personal best comes on the heels of winning 60 meters gold at the SLC Indoor Championships two weeks ago.