Carter, who qualified in two events, headlines the group
WCU's competing athletes continue to train for the NCAA East Prelim Meet
WCU's Tayla Carter won both the 100m and 200m dashes
The Catamounts are poised for a surge on championship Sunday
The Catamounts used the meet for the final tune-up for the SoCon Championship
Scenes from the 2012 SoCon Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Cullowhee, N.C. Photos courtesy of Mark Haskett.
Freshman (2010-11): Indoor- Competed in five meets all in the 800m run ... Picked up a top 10 finish in his first meet, running a 2:03.52 at the Appalachian Invitational ... Ran a 2:03.23 for a 46th place finish at the Niswonger Invitational ... Wrapped up the indoor season with a personal best 1:57.16 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Outdoor- Ran in every meet, participating mainly in the 400m, 800m and the 4x400-meter relay ... Ran a 50.75 in the 400m and a 1:59.20 in the 800m at the outdoor opening Charlotte 49er Classic ... Picked up two top five finishes in the second meet, the Catamount Classic, placing third in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 800m, running a 1:59.32 ... Placed sixth at the WCU Invitational in the 800m (27-2:00.36) ... Finished the season at the SoCon Championships with an 11th place finish in the 400m (50.94) and a 2:01.06 in the 800m (27th).
Sophomore (2011-12): Indoor- Competed in the mid-distance events, running in the 500m, 800m, 4x400-meter relay and the Distance Medley Relay ... Notched fourth place finish in first 800m run of the season (1:57.49) at the Appalachian Invitational ... At the Mountaineer Split Indoor Open, member of 4x400-meter relay team that captured fourth place (3:29.43) and picked up his first collegiate win in the 500m (1:06.22) ... The next week tallied two three top 10 finishes with a fourth place in the 4x400-meter relay (3:21.92), second in the DMR (10:35.50) and eighth in the 800m (1:57.07) ... At the SoCon Championships, finished fifth in the DMR (10:21.15) and ninth in the 800m run (1:57.60).
Outdoor- Ran in eight meets, tallying 13 top 10 finishes ... Began the season with a first place finish as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at the Charlotte 49er Classic (3:12.39) while running a personal best in the 800m (1:54.21) to finish 13th... Placed third in the 800-meter run with a 1:54.24 at the Catamount Classic ... In the SoCon Outdoor Championships, Harris was a member of the SoCon champion 4x400-meter team (3:15.90) and was an individual winner in the 400-meter run (48.03) - which was a personal best. He also placed 14th in the 800m with a 1:55.38.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, N.C. where he was coached by Chris Lassiter and Levelle Lindsay ... as a senior, member of relay team that finished ninth in indoor nationals in the 4x400m relay ... two-time all-county ...named all conference and all region as a senior.
PERSONAL: Aaron C. Harris was born May 3, 1992 in Durham, N.C. ... parents are Adam Harris and Deborah Moore ... has two younger siblings.