Barry Harris
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information
Barry Harris
Inducted: 2008
Sport: Track & Field


Barry rewrote the sprint records during his senior season with the Loras College Track & Field team on his way to becoming a three-time national champion. His first national championship came during the indoor season of his senior year. Harris posted a 0:06.39 in the 55 Meter Dash to win the championship. He also set the Loras record in the 55 Meter Dash on January 21, 1989 with a 0:06.38. When the outdoor season rolled around, Harris was primed to set the 100 Meter and 200 Meter records in his final season on the heels of his record setting winter season. Not only did he break those records during the season, but he also won his second and third national championships that spring at the 1989 NCAA III Championships. For 19 seasons, Harris has held the records in those events. His 0:10.54 in the 100 Meter Dash and 0:21.39 in the 200 Meter Dash remain Loras records.

Harris also won eight Iowa Conference Championships. He won the 100 Meter Dash three consecutive times (1987-1989), the 200 Meter Dash in back-to-back years (1988-1989), and the 400 Meter race in his senior season (1989). He was also a member of two conference champion relay teams. In 1987 he ran the anchor of the 4x100 Meter Relay with Sterling Moss, Dave Foecking, and Kevin Shetler. Two years later he was a member of the top 4x400 Meter Relay team along with Tim Keane, Gary Heilers, and John Ondande. Under direction of Loras College Hall of Fame head coach Dr. Robert Tucker, the Duhawks won three Iowa Conference Outdoor Track & Field team titles in Harris' career as well.

A graduate of Gage Park High School in Chicago, Illinois, Barry earned his degree in Graphic & Studio Arts along with a minor in Accounting from Loras College in 1989. Today, Barry works as a System Analyst in the Chicago area. He currently resides in Park Forest, Illinois with his wife, Rosa, and their two children, Derrick and Brittany.