Men and women show strength in 400-meter hurdles at GINA Relays
Jade Barber, relays provide highlights in Des Moines
Big Ten prevails in conference showdown
Women's distance medley relay builds NCAA resume
Bamgbose returns a pair of record-breaking performances on the day
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in five meets between the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … took part in two events at the season-opening Blue and Gold Invitational, placing ninth in the 400 and first as part of the 4x400-meter relay with Harvey Smith, Oye Eyeguokan and Chris Giesting … competed in the 400 meters at the Meyo Invitational … placed 11th in the 400 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … got first taste of outdoor action at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, finishing third in the 400-meter hurdles (55.96) … also placed third in the 400-meter hurdles championships at the Gina Relays (54.59).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in two meets during the indoor track & field season ... notched a second place finish in the 500m dash (1:06.04) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... placed 12th in the 400m dash (51.73) at the Notre Dame Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in seven meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... ran the 400m hurdles at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... placed sixth at the Polytan Invitational in the 400m hurdles with best time of the season (55.21) ... competed in the 400m hurdles at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... ran the 500m and 400m at Meyo Invitational ... competed in the 400m at the Notre Dame Invitational and the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... placed fifth in the 500m at the Blue & Gold Invitational and helped the 4x400m relay team take first with a time of 3:14.50.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Blue Springs South High School in the spring of 2012 ... earned four varsity letters in track & field and three in football ... finished second in state as a junior in the 300m hurdles (37.55) ... also won a conference and district title and was named second team all-metro in the event ... named all-conference in the long jump and the 4x400m relay ... won conference championship in the 4x100m relay ... finished in sixth place in the 300m hurdles as a sophomore and was named all-metro honorable mention in the event ... was an all-conference wide receiver and corner as a senior on the football field as he helped the team to a class 6A MSHAA state football title ... participated in speech and debate, mock trial, Jaguar Ambassadors and National Honor Society ... won a conference championship in policy debate in 2011 ... conference runner-up in foreign extemporaneous speaking in 2011 ... was a state qualifier in policy debate in 2012 ... lead prosecutor for mock trial in 2011 and 2012 ... born in Kansas City, Mo., to Michael and Kathryn Harvel ... has a younger brother, Jack ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters in the Program of Liberal Studies.