Ohio State Track and Field's Eric Harrison Takes Home Three Medals at IAAF World U20 Championships.

By Kevin Harrish on July 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Eric Harrison

Ohio State's Eric Harrison put on quite the show at this week's IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere,  Finland as the rising sophomore sprinter came home with three medals – one gold, and two bronze.

Harrison's gold medal came as part of the 4x100 relay team when he led off the race for the first-place American team, which finished with a time of 38.88, topping second-place Jamaica's time of 38.96.

Harrison claimed two individual bronze medals as well in both the 100m and the 200m.

In the 100m, Harrison clocked a personal best time of 10.22, missing second place by a photo finish with fellow American Anthony Schwartz, an incoming freshman receiver for Auburn.

“The last metres were really tight and I'm never satisfied,” Harrison said in a release. “But I'm really excited as I ran a PB. It's been a great opportunity and experience for me, emotional and special."

Harrison is just a sophomore, and will have three more years of eligibility to compete for the Buckeyes. It looks like he could be a star in the making.

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