June 17, 2014 - by

Ronald Harrison Bio

  Ronald Harrison
Ronald Harrison

Hall of Fame Class:
1997 (Track and Field)

Ronald Harrison joined the FSU track program as a junior and was a major contributor in his first year of competition, but it was during his final year of 1960 that he made his permanent mark. He led Florida State to victories over Miami, LSU, and Florida and in a match-up with the SEC’s top sprinter from LSU, Harrison won the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.7 seconds. His finest performance came in the Florida AAU 220-yard dash when he set a school and track record at 20.3 seconds, just three-tenths second off the world record. He was named FSU Athlete of the Year by the Florida Flambeau becoming the first track athlete to win the award.


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