Ron Harrison
Ron Harrison
Full Name:  Ronald O. Harrison
   School:  Florida Southern in Lakeland, Florida


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Ron Harrison and Quinton Till


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
58-59 S       6-2  175  Jr   *   Orlando                         
59-60 S       6-2  175  Sr   *   Orlando                         


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1997
In only two years of action on the Florida State track team, Ron Harrison made his mark as one of the Seminoles' all-time greats.

Harrison joined the FSU track program as a junior after transferring from Florida Southern. He was a major contributor in his first year of competition, but it was not until his final year of 1960 that he made his mark on the track scene. At the News-Piedmont Relays, Harrison won the 100-yard dash and anchored three winning relay teams on his way to earning the meet's most outstanding performer award. The Orlando native also led Florida State to victories over Miami, LSU, and Florida. 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 record and track record at 20.3 seconds, one 3 tenths of a second off the world record.

Following his senior year, Harrison was given the first even James Litcky Award. He was also named the Florida State Athlete of the Year by the Florida Flambeau becoming the first track athlete to win the award.

While at FSU, Harrison began his military career as an ROTC cadet. Harrison received several meritorious awards in his thirty-three years with the army and he retired as a Major General. On March 1, 1992, he was appointed as the Adjutant General of Florida with the responsibility of supervising the administration, training, and operation of the Florida National Guard.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1959 Season
02/14/1959 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Low Hurdles (I)         4                        1
03/07/1959 MIAMI                          440-Yard Dash                   3                        1
03/07/1959 MIAMI                          220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          24.2          5
03/14/1959 LOUISIANA STATE                440-Yard Dash                   2                        3
03/14/1959 LOUISIANA STATE                220-Yard Low Hurdles            3                        1
03/26/1959 FURMAN                         440-Yard Dash                   2                        3
03/26/1959 FURMAN                         220-Yard Low Hurdles            3                        1
04/11/1959 FLORIDA                        440-Yard Dash                   2                        3
05/02/1959 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       440-Yard Dash                   3                        2
05/02/1959 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   4                        1
05/23/1959 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       440-Yard Dash                   2                        4
05/23/1959 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   5                        1
            1960 Season
02/20/1960 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Dash (I)                4                        1
02/20/1960 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Low Hurdles (I)         4                        1
03/12/1960 MIAMI                          100-Yard Dash                   1           9.8          5
03/12/1960 MIAMI                          220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          24.0          5
03/12/1960 MIAMI                          220-Yard Dash                   1          20.7          5
03/21/1960 FURMAN                         100-Yard Dash                   2                        3
03/21/1960 FURMAN                         220-Yard Low Hurdles            1          23.8          5
03/21/1960 FURMAN                         220-Yard Dash                   1          21.0          5
03/24/1960 LOUISIANA STATE                100-Yard Dash                   1           9.7          5
03/24/1960 LOUISIANA STATE                220-Yard Dash                   1          21.2          5
04/16/1960 NEWS-PIEDMONT RELAYS           100-Yard Dash                   1           9.8          5
04/25/1960 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Dash                   1          10.0          5
04/25/1960 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Dash                   1          21.6          5
05/07/1960 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       100-Yard Dash                   3                        2
05/07/1960 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   1          20.3          5
05/07/1960 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       200 Meters                                 20.54        
05/29/1960 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       440-Yard Dash                   1          48.0          5
05/29/1960 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   1          20.7          5