Derrick Harris
Derrick Harris
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Claremont, CA
High School: Claremont HS
Previous College: Mt. SAC
Position: Multi-Events

Derrick Harris finished a Matador-best fifth in the decathlon at the Big West Championships (May 4-5) ... scored 6,441 points which included season-bests in three events (100 meters, 110 hurdles, long jump) ... scored a Cal State Northridge season-best 6,465 points at the season-opening Northridge Invitational (Mar 15-16) which was good for fourth place ... posted season-bests of 15-7 (4.75) in the pole vault and 6-2.75 (1.90) in the high jump at the Hawaii Rainbow Relays (Mar. 23-24) ... also tied for seventh in the pole vault at the conference championship meet with a top clearance of 15-5 (4.70) ... placed 13th in the heptathlon at the MPSF Indoor Championships with a season-best total of 4,945 points ... also posted indoor season-bests of 6.95 in the 60 meters, 9.23 in the 60 hurdles, 6-2 (1.88) in the high jump and 15-1 (4.60) in the pole vault.

Harris spent one season (2010-11) as a decathlete at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. ... the Mounties were South Coast Conference champions as well as southern California champions for coach Ron Kamaka ... earned his associate of arts degree in Kinesiology. 

Harris competed in track & field, football and basketball at Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif. ... earned All-Mira Monte League accolades and was MVP of the Bearcats track team ... lettered as a guard for the basketball team and a running back for the football squad ... the Bearcats basketball posted a 24-2 record ... graduated in 2008.

Born January 24, 1990 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... mother is Yalonda Harris ... has two brothers, David and Keith and two sisters, Jennifer and Kiara ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, Olympic decathlete Ashton Eaton, the movie "Training Day" and spaghetti ... says his top sports moment is "everytime I PR in an event" ... says the toughest thing about being a collegiate athlete is "balancing school and sports" ... listens to music as a pre-meet ritual ... major is Psychology.


100 Meters: 11.01 - Big West Championships (5/12/12)

High Jump: 6-2.75 (1.90) - Rainbow Relays (4/24/12)

Long Jump: 20-10.50 (6.36) - Big West Championship Multi-Events (5/5/12)

Pole Vault: 15-7 (4.75) - Rainbow Relays (4/24/12)

Decathlon: 6,465 pts. - Northridge Invitational Multi-Events (3/16/12)


60 Meters: 6.95 - MPSF Indoor Championships (2/25/12)

High Jump: 6-2 (1.88) - Jacksons Invitational (1/29/12)

Pole Vault: 15-1 (4.60) - Boise State Team Challenge (2/11/12)

Long Jump: 20-9 (6.32) - MPSF Indoor Championships (2/25/12)

Heptathlon: 4,945 pts. - MPSF Indoor Championships (2/25/12)