University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Mar'yea Harris

Class Fr.
Hometown Auburn, Wash.
High School Long Beach, Wilson

Iowa Item — 10-time All-American… five-time B1G Champion… ran on 20 relays that rank in the top 10 all-time best performances at Iowa (3 400-meter, 1 800-meter, 7 1,600-meter indoor, 7 1,600-meter outdoor, 2 sprint medley)… set school records in indoor 400 meters (45.75) and 600 meters (1:16.60).

2019 — Indoor – All-American… anchored 1,600-meter relay to sixth-place finish in 3:07.68 at NCAA Championships… won 600 meters with a school record-setting 1:16.60 and won 400 meters with a team-leading 46.02 at Meyo Invite… anchored school record-setting 1,600-meter relay at Tyson Invite (3:04.76)… anchored B1G Champion 1,600-meter relay (3:07.46) and placed third in 400 meters (46.36) at conference meet… ran season-best 200 meters at Tyson Invite (21.27), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… won 400 meters at Black & Gold Premier (46.74) and ran event at NCAA meet (46.96)… competed in 200 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (21.63)… Outdoor – two-time All-American… anchored school record-setting 1,600-meter relay to fourth-place finish at NCAA Championships (3:00.14)… placed 11th in 400 meters at NCAA Championships (45.58), earning second team All-America honors… two-time B1G Champion, winning 400 meters (45.67) and anchoring champion 1,600-meter relay (3:07.36)… anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay to Florida Relays title in 3:03.10… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 400 meters (45.49) and anchored 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth (3:30.20) at NCAA West Preliminary… the relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran third leg on team-leading sprint medley relay at Drake Relays (3:20.71)… ran 200 and 400 meters at Sun Angel Classic (21.57, 45.88) and Mt. SAC Relays (21.43, 45.92).

2018 — Indoor – two-time All-American… placed 13th in 400 meters (46.63) and ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed ninth in 3:06.63 at NCAA Championships… placed second in 400 meter at Big Ten Championships (46.26)… anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships (3:05.33), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran anchor leg on 1,600-meter relay at Tyson Invite (3:06.06), which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… won 400 meters (45.95) and 600 meters (1:17.26) at Meyo Invite… both times led team… placed third in 200 meters (21.34) and fifth in 400 meters (46.17) at Tyson Invite… placed third in Premier 400 meters at Wieczorek Invite (46.50)… Outdoor – two-time All-American… two-time Big Ten Champion… placed fourth in 400 meters (45.00), running a school-record setting 44.94 in prelims at NCAA Championships… won 400 meters (44.98) and and anchored winning 1,600-meter relay (3:06.32) at conference meet… ran on team-leading 1,600-meter relay at NCAA West Preliminary (3:03.69), at Florida Relays (3:04.38) and at NCAA Championships (3:04.93)… those times rank fifth, eighth and 10th, respectively, all-time at Iowa… anchored  Drake Relays Champion 1,600-meter relay (3:05.05)… anchored 400-meter relay to team-leading fourth place with a team-leading 39.51 at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… anchored 400-meter relay at NCAA Championships (39.63)… placed fifth in 400 meters at NCAA West Preliminary in 45.66, running a 45.64 in the prelims… ran third leg on team-leading sprint medley relay (3:18.11), which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… won 400 meters (45.71) and ran 200 meters (21.08) at Battle on the Bayou… placed fourth in 200 meters (21.03) at Willie Williams Classic… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – first team All-American, running anchor leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth at NCAA Championships (3:05.60)… second team All-American, placing ninth in 400 meters at NCAA Championships (46.52)… placed second in 400 meters (45.75) and anchored runner-up 1,600-meter relay (3:04.94) at Big Ten Championships… both those times broke school records that were set earlier in the season… also ran season-best 200 meters at Big Ten meet (21.46)… set then-school record in 400 meters (46.39) and anchored then-school record-setting 1,600-meter relay (3:05.62) at Tyson Invite… anchored winning 1,600-meter relay at Meyo Invite (3:07.08)… the time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 400 meters at Tyson Invite (46.39), winning event at Meyo Invite (46.99) and Black & Gold Premier (47.47)… won 600 meters with a collegiate-best 1:20.43 at Border Battle… Outdoor – first team All-American, running second leg on school record-setting 1,600-meter relay that placed third at NCAA Championships (3:01.91)… ran third leg on school record-setting 800-meter relay (1:23.02) and third leg on team-leading sprint medley relay (3:18.73)… the sprint medley relay ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 400 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (45.45)… ran 45.54 in 400 meters at NCAA Championships… ran 1,600-meter relays that clocked 3:02.57 at NCAA West Preliminary and 3:03.78 at Florida Relays… those times rank second and sixth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… anchored 400-meter relays at Baldy Castillo Invite (39.49) and Jim Click Shootout (39.59), which rank seventh and 10th, respectively, all-time at Iowa… placed second in 400 meters (45.71) at Big Ten Championships, running a 45.70 in prelims…placed third in 400 meters at Florida Relays (45.73)… placed third in 200 meters with a collegiate-best 20.89 and won 400 meters (46.11) at Jim Click Shootout…  ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay (3:07.35) and second leg on sprint medley relay (3:20.40) that won Drake Relays titles… placed fifth in 400 meters (46.20) and  placed second in 200 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (20.94)… earned team Silver Hawk and Teammate awards… letterwinner.

2016 — earned team Outstanding Freshman and Teammate award… Indoor – led team in 400 meters (46.83) and anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:07.24)… the relay time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 400 meters at Big Ten Championships (46.88), running a season-best 46.83 in prelims…  ran 200 (21.59) and 400 meters (47.10) at Razorback Invite… placed seventh in 400 meters at Meyo Invite (47.35) and third in 200 meters at Big 4 Duals (21.79)… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… Outdoor – honorable mention All-American, placing 18th in 400 meters at NCAA Championships (46.32)… led team in 400 meters (45.76) and ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:05.72)… NCAA qualifier… placed fourth in 400 meters (46.16) and ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed 15th (3:06.73) at NCAA West Preliminary… placed fourth in 400 meters at Big Ten Championships (45.76)… ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at Big Ten Championships (3:05.72)… ran third leg on team-leading sprint medley relay that won Drake Relays title in 3:18.53 and an second leg on 400-meter relay that clocked a 39.53 at Jim Click Shootout… those relay times rank sixth and ninth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… won 400 meters at Musco Twilight (46.56) and placed fifth at Texas Invite (46.81)… letterwinner.

High School — two-time state champion… three-time all-state, all-district and all-conference selection… member of a two-time state champion 1,600-meter relay… team MVP… voted Century Club Track Athlete of the Year.

Personal — born November 24, 1997… son of Laron Harris and M’Tima Franklin… sports and recreational management major.

Harris’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
200 Meters (O) 20.89 at Jim Click Shootout 4/8/17
400 Meters (O) 44.94 at NCAA Championships 6/6/18
600 Meters (I) 1:16.60 at Meyo Invitational 2/1/19