JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Started the season with a second-place finish in the men's 200-yard freestyle against Loyola ... Part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that took gold at SMU ... Took home fourth place in the ‘C' Final of men's 50-yard freestyle in the Art Adamson Invitational ... Gained a victory as a member of the men's 400-yard freestyle relay team against Georgia ... Part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished eighth at the SEC Championships ... .Jumped to 10th on the all-time list in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:37.27 at the SEC Championships ... Also, swam a personal-best time of 20.40 in the 50 free.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Garnered third-place in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay against Auburn ... Also claimed fourth place in the 50 freestyle relay ... Secured fifth-place in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay of the Art Adamson Invitational ... Placed tenth in the 50 freestyle ... Also anchored the sixth-place team in the 400 medley relay ... Took tenth place in the 100 backstroke ... Anchored the fourth place team in the 200 medley relay ... Also placed fifteenth in the 100 freestyle ... Tallied fourth-place in the 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay against Alabama ... Also touched the wall fifth in the 50 freestyle ... Came in fifth place overall in the 1000 freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay against Texas A&M.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Gained experience at SEC Championships by swimming the final leg of both the 200 and 800 free relays … Set personal best times after finishing 31st in the 50 free and 27th in the 100 back at the conference meet … Touched the wall second in the 100 free and fourth in the 50 free in the Tigers’ home finale against Texas A&M … A part of the 400 free relay team that took first against Missouri … Against Virginia Tech and Kentucky, finished 10th in the 50 free and second in the 200 free relay … Touched the wall second in the ‘B’ final of the 50 free, fifth in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back, and fourth in the ‘B’ final of the 100 free at midseason … Swam the second leg of the 200 free relay team that took first at midseason … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Set high school team records in the 200 IM, 50 free, 100 fly 500 free, 200 freestyle relay, 100 back and 400 freestyle relay … A part of the 400-medley relay team that finished in eighth place at 2013 USA Winter Junior Nationals … Also placed 58th in the 100 free, 60th in the 50 free and 50th in the 200 free at the 2013 USA Winter Junior Nationals … Won the 50 free and placed fifth in the 100 free his junior year at the Georgia 6A High School State Championships … Coached by Ian Goss at Marietta High School … Placed seventh in the 50 free and 100 free at Junior Nationals in 2015 … Swam for Stingrays Swimming.
Born January 11, 1997 … Parents are Scott and Patty Harper … His mother swam at the University of Florida … Has two sisters – KC and Jessica … Majoring in kinesiology.
Harper's Top Times
50 free - 20.20 2017 SEC Championships
100 free - 44.91 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
1000 free - 10.38.97 2017 LSU vs. Texas A&M
200 free - 1:37.27 2018 SEC Championships
100 back - 48.72 2016 SEC Championships
Harper's Top 17-18 Times
50 free - 20.40 SEC Championships
100 free - 44.91 SEC Championships
200 free - 1:37.27 SEC Championships