LSU Track + Field BIO
Rushell Harvey
Player Profile:
Rushell Harvey 1149145
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Bush HS
Major: Pre-Human Science & Education
Born: 09/09/1995

Events: 60M (7.32), 100M (11.26w/11.33), 200M (IN: 23.43; OUT: 23.12w/23.21)

NCAA Champion
2-time All-American
SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

2016
Crowned an NCAA Champion during the outdoor season while anchoring the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay that set the Hayward Field stadium record of 42.65 seconds in the national final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon ... Teamed with Mikiah Brisco, Kortnei Johnson and Jada Martin to win LSU's 14th NCAA Outdoor title in the women's 4x100 relay with the 11th-fastest time in collegiate history ... Smashed their previous seasonal-best time of 42.77 while also being crowned SEC Outdoor Champions in the event ... An NCAA semifinalist in the 100-meter dash for the second time in her career ... Placed 14th nationally in the 100-meter semifinal while running a wind-legal 11.43 (+1.1) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Advanced to the national semifinals after running 11.43 (+1.2) in the first round of qualifying and 11.46 (-0.3) for 10th-place overall in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Also an NCAA quarterfinalist in the 200-meter dash after following a wind-legal 23.33 (+1.0) in the first round with a wind-aided career-best of 23.12 (+3.4) for 17th place overall in the national quarterfinals ... Scored three points for the Lady Tigers while finishing sixth in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 11.41 (-0.2) ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the 200 meters with a wind-legal 23.24 (+0.0) and finishing runner-up in the 100 meters with a wind-aided 11.28 (+2.5) at the Hurricane Twilight ... Clocked wind-legal PRs of 11.33 (+1.4) to win the 100 meters and 23.21 (+0.9) for second place in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou ... Ran an impressive 11.26 (+3.8) for fifth place in the 100 meters at the LSU Invitational ... Led off LSU's sprint relay teams that swept Texas Relays titles with times of 43.25 in the 4x100-meter relay and 1:31.30 in the 4x200-meter relay ... Also led off winning 4x100 relays at the Hurricane Twilight (44.72) and Texas Invitational (43.23) during the outdoor season ... Capped her indoor season by scoring three points for the Lady Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 60 meters (7.40) and a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters (23.51) at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Posted indoors PRs of 7.32 and 23.43 in the qualifying rounds at the SEC Indoor meet ... Also finished third in the 60-meter dash at the LSU Twilight meet with quick sprints of 7.37 in the prelims and 7.34 in the final ... Ran three-straight indoor PRs in the 200 meters of 24.25 at the Power Five Conference Clash, 24.02 at the Razorback Invitational and 23.76 at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic to highlight her indoor season.

2015
An All-American and All-SEC performer for the first time in her collegiate career as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team … Ran the leadoff leg on LSU’s sprint relay team throughout the outdoor season … Led off the Lady Tigers to a fifth-place finish with a time of 43.69 seconds in the national final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Combined with Aleia Hobbs, Jada Martin and Mikiah Brisco to earn All-America honors in the event … Clocked 43.32 for the fourth-fastest time in the national semifinal as she lined up in the NCAA final for the second-straight season … Helped the Lady Tigers post the second-fastest time in the national quarterfinal with a time of 43.14 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Ran leadoff for the Lady Tigers in a bronze-medal-winning third place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Posted their seasonal-best time of 42.80 at the SEC Championships to earn All-SEC honors in the event … Seasonal-best time of 42.80 tied for the seventh-fastest time in school history in the 4x100-meter relay … Ran on three winning sprint relay teams at the Louisiana Classics (44.63), Jim Click Shootout (43.23) and LSU Alumni Gold (43.88) during the outdoor season … An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash for the second-straight season … Finished in 22nd place overall in the national quarterfinals with a time of 11.69 (-1.4) after qualifying with a time of 11.66 (-0.2) in the first round … Finished in 13th place in the semifinals of both the 100 meters (11.44w) and 200 meters (23.93) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Opened the outdoor season by winning the 100-meter title at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 11.88 (-1.1) … Won a pair of 200-meter titles outdoors in 2015 at the Battle on the Bayou (23.89w) and LSU Alumni Gold (23.88w) … Ran seasonal-best wind-legal times in both the 100 meters (11.66) and 200 meters (23.82) at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout, finishing in seventh place and sixth place, respectively … Ran on LSU’s 4x200-meter relay team that finished in fifth place at the Texas Relays with a time of 1 minute, 36.36 seconds and third place at the Penn Relays with a time of 1:32.38 … Lined up in the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season … Smashed her career-best time in the 60-meter dash with an altitude-adjusted run of 7.39 for sixth place at the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque … Raced to an indoor personal best of 24.09 for 15th place overall in the 200-meter dash at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational … Crossed the finish line in a time of 7.49 for 16th place in the 60-meter semifinal at the Tyson Invitational … Placed fifth in the 60 meters at the LSU Twilight (7.54) … Also placed 12th in the event at the Razorback Invitational (7.57) and 16th at the Rod McCravy Memorial (7.51) … Opened up her indoor season by winning the 200-meter title at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a banked-track-converted time of 24.71 … Placed fourth at the LSU Twilight (24.77) … Added finishes of sixth at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (24.39), 13th at the New Mexico Classic (24.16), 14th at the Razorback Invitational (24.19) and 20th at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial (24.39) in the 200 meters during the indoor season.

2014
An NCAA finalist as a member of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay in her debut season with the Lady Tigers in 2014 … Ran the second leg on the team that clocked 43.95 in the semifinal round to advance to the national final in the sprint relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Also ran the second leg on the team that did not finish in the final at the NCAA Championships … A national semifinalist in the 100-meter dash in her NCAA Championships debut during the outdoor season … Clocked her second-fastest time under all conditions with a wind-aided run of 11.49 (+2.3) for 20th place in the national semifinal of the 100 meters … Clocked a wind-legal 11.74 (-0.6) in the first round of qualifying and a career-best wind-aided time of 11.46 (+2.5) in the quarterfinal round for ninth place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Helped lead the Lady Tigers into the national semifinals of the 4x100-meter relay as the third leg on the team that ran 43.94 for third place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Finished in 17th place in the 100 meters (11.71) and 20th place in the 200 meters (24.11) in her first career appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked wind-legal personal bests of 11.62 (+0.9) in a third-place finish in the 100 meters at the Battle on the Bayou and 23.67 (+1.4) in an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran the 100 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (11.79), LSU Alumni Gold (11.56w) and LSU Invitational (11.81) … Also ran the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou (23.78w), Hurricane Alumni Invitational (23.95w) and LSU Invitational (24.00) … Ran the anchor leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a seasonal-best time of 43.72 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned 26th-place finishes in both the 60 meters (7.60) and 200 meters (24.45) in the preliminary rounds at the SEC Indoor Championships … Raced to an indoor personal best of 24.43 for 30th place in the 200-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational … Won the 60-meter title at the New Mexico Team Invitational with a personal-best time of 7.48 in the final after tying her previous personal best with a run of 7.49 in the qualifying round … Captured a third-place finish in the 60-meter final in her collegiate debut at the Auburn Indoor Invitational with a time of 7.57 … Also ran the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular (7.67), Tyson Invitational (7.61) and LSU Twilight (7.58) during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top sprint talents in the state of Texas to sign a National Letter of Intent in the Class of 2013 … Swept Texas Class 5A state championships in the 100 meters (11.57w) and 200 meters (23.58w) at the 2013 University Interscholastic League Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships during her senior season at Fort Bend Bush High School … Also claimed a pair of Region 3-5A titles in the 100 meters (11.55w) and 200 meters (24.03w) to qualify for the state meet … One of the nation’s top-ranked sprinters in both events in 2013 … Wind-aided seasonal best of 11.55 in the 100 meters was the No. 8-ranked performance nationally under all conditions in the Class of 2013 … Wind-aided seasonal best of 23.58 in the 200 meters was the No. 3-ranked performance nationally under all conditions in the Class of 2013 … Wrapped up her senior year indoors in 2013 as the nation’s No. 11-ranked sprinter in the 60-meter dash with a personal best of 7.49 set in a seventh-place finish at the Brooks PR Invitational held at the University of Washington in Seattle … PR of 7.49 also ranked No. 9 in the country among members of the Class of 2013 … Signed with the Lady Tigers with wind-legal personal bests of 11.72 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 23.96 in the 200-meter dash … Raced to a wind-legal PR of 23.96 (+1.8) in a runner-up finish in the 200-meter final at the AAU Area 19 National Qualifier held in Houston to earn her spot in the field at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games … Was a two-time sprint finalist at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games while ending the 2012 outdoor season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters and an eighth-place finish in the 100 meters in the event held in Humble, Texas … Wrapped up the high school season in 2012 by claiming the Texas Class 5A bronze medal in the 200 meters and earning a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters at the 2012 UIL Class 5A Outdoor State Championships … Posted wind-legal times of 11.77 (+1.0) in the 100-meter final and 24.30 (-1.7) in the 200-meter final at the Class 5A state meet during her junior season in 2012 … Kicked off her summer track slate in 2012 with a runner-up finish in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the Golden West Invitational held at Folsom High School in Folsom, California … Clocked a career-best wind-aided time of 11.51 in the 100-meter final at the 2012 Golden West Invitational … Clocked a wind-legal PR of 11.72 (+1.3) in the qualifying round of the 100-meter dash en route to a silver-medal-winning runner-up finish at the 2012 UIL Region 3-5A Championships … Made her debut at the UIL Class 5A Outdoor State Championships during her sophomore season in 2011, claiming a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter final with a time of 11.97.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rushell Jenee Harvey … Born on Sept. 9, 1995 … Mother is Sheila LaBome … Has one older sister named Jasmine LaBome … An honor student who maintained a 3.5 grade-point average during her prep career at Fort Bend Bush High School … Majoring in pre-human science and education.

 

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