About Coach Jamey Harris

Hi, I’m Jamey Harris.

I am the Head Coach of Cross Country and Track & Field for University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Before that, back in the 90s, before blogs and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and LinkedIn, I was faster than most people.

Now, I’m trying to provide some advice for college runners and those who want to run in college. Yes, I do hope it brings some attention to our program here at UCSC, but I also just want to help young runners find the right path for them.

I talk to a lot of high school cross country and track & field athletes who don’t have any idea what it’s like to run in college, what it takes to earn a scholarship, or how recruiting works. I hope this helps someone. I guess at the very least it will provide me with a pre-written answer to the most common questions and concerns of prospective college student-athletes.

That’s all for now. More later.

–Jamey Harris

1500m Track & Field 1998 National Champion, Jamey Harris
Jamey Harris, winning the 1998 USA Track & Field national championship in the men’s 1500m

More information about Jamey Harris:

Jamey Harris entry on Wikipedia

Jamey Harris profile at USATF

Harris profile on All-Athletics.net

IAAF profile of Jamey Harris

Jamey Harris’s Instagram and Twitter

SantaCruz.com: Advice from Santa Cruz Running Coaches

Article: “Comparing Two Races: Sub-4 Minute Miles”

Track & Field News (T&FN): U.S. Sub-4:00 Milers.  Jamey is #217.

Hoka ONE ONE Announces Aggies Running Club Sponsorship, 2/28/2017.

Vance, Miles (12 June 2008). “Last lap”. Portland Tribune

Beating Him“, Chan man’s Blog

Fresno State Men’s Cross Country All-Time Records

Santa Cruz Running: The Heart of Santa Cruz“, by Santa Cruz Waves.

Interview with Santa Cruz track athlete, Cate Ratliff“, MileSplit CA

SacTown 10 Delivers“: Sacramento Running News, 4/1/2012.

Another photo of Jamey Harris’ 1500m win at the US Track & Field Championships in 1998.

Photo: men’s mile in 1998 Goodwill Games

Fresno State All-Time Track & Field Records – 3:40.86 in the 1500 (#1) & 4:02.208 in the mile (#2)

U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Results.  Deseret News, June 18, 1996.

Santa Cruz Patch: New Wellness Center Opens in Three-Year-Vacant Building on Cabrillo Campus, August 17, 2012.

The Bronco Blurb

Fresno State: Years of Academic Success – Fresno State Athletics

The PCS Roar : Track Star Emily Antonino Hopes To Make It To CCS

Image of Sport – UCSC Coach Jamey Harris with runners at start of 2015 NCAA Division III West Regionals.

“Big West Conference Track & Field Records” (PDF). Official Site of the Big West Conference. Men’s Track and Field Individual Champions, 1500 Meters: Big West Conference. June 1, 2015.

Jump up^ “Big West Conference Men’s Cross Country Record Book” (PDF). Official Site of the Big West Conference. Big West Conference. November 1, 2016. 

USATF Outdoor Track & Field: USA Champions in men’s 1500m 

Signup for Banana Slug Cross Country Invitation, UCSC Coach Jamey Harris

Jamey Harris – professional track & field results from 1998 on The-Sports.org

Jamey Harris track & field photos and pictures | Getty Images

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology: Blood Lactate Measurements and Analysis during Exercise: A Guide for Clinicians, by Matthew L. Goodwin, M.A., , M.Ed., Andrés Hernández, M.A.L. Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., 2007

APS/NIDDK 2006 fellow James E. Harris

52 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2008, James E. Harris, Auburn University

Grassi, Bruno, Harry B. Rossiter, Michael C. Hogan, Richard A. Howlett, James E. Harris, Matthew L. Goodwin, John L. Dobson, and L. Bruce Gladden. Faster O2 uptake kinetics in canine skeletal muscle in situ after acute creatine kinase inhibition. Journal of Physiology 589(Pt 1):221-233, 2011

Harris, James E., Bruno Grassi, Harry B. Rossiter, Michael C. Hogan, Matthew L. Goodwin, John L. Dobson, and L. Bruce Gladden. Skeletal muscle function with acute creatine kinase inhibition. The FASEB Journal 21:A1356-A1356, 2007.

Harris, James E., Matthew L. Goodwin, Andres Hernandez, Harry B. Rossiter, and L. Bruce Gladden. Accumulated oxygen deficit and V• O2max plateau on a continuous incremental test. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 38:S508, 2006.

Grassi, Bruno, Michael C. Hogan, Harry B. Rossiter, Richard A. Howlett, James E.Harris, Matthew L. Goodwin, John L. Dobson, and L. Bruce Gladden. Effects of acute creatine kinase inhibition on skeletal muscle O2 uptake kinetics. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 38:S519-S520, 2006.

Harris, James E., Andres Hernandez, Matthew L. Goodwin, Harry B. Rossiter, and L. Bruce Gladden. Accumulated oxygen deficit on a continuous incremental exercise test. The FASEB Journal 20(4):A810, 2006.

Harris, James E., Andrés Hernandez, Matthew L. Goodwin, and L. Bruce Gladden. Confirmation of treadmill V• O2max in sprinters and long distance runners. Presented at American College of Sports Medicine Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise, Indianapolis, IN, September 27-30, 2006.

Track Teams Post Strong Marks at Wolf Pack Invitational, Feb, 2001Sorensen Runs Down the Rabbits : Track: Winner of 1,500- meter race sets personal best after warming to a blistering pace, May 20, 1995

Johnson Brightens the Twilight : Track and field: The 31-year-old South African wins men’s 5,000 meters in inaugural meet at Birmingham HighMay 22, 1993

November – Tamalpa Runners – Nov 14, 2014 – Thursday morning track workout at College of Marin. ….. Age. Age Grp. Team. Time. Harris. Jamey. 43. Masters. Asics Aggies. 22:27:00. Mickle.

2001 — Harry Jerome International Track ClassicJamey Harris, USA DNF; * 

Adidas D.C. Invitational Feb 19, 1999, Men’s 1 mile, 4:06.45, 7th place

1997 Distance Running Track Rankings. Jamey Harris ranked 198th in World in 1500 in 1997.  

Iowa’s Contributions to the Sub 4:00 Mile (updated) – Next Level IowaDec 13, 2015 – Adopted Iowan former Iowa State Track Coach, now Head Coach at Boise State ….. Jamey Harris (Reebok Aggies) 3:59.19 (1) Stanford May 27


UNLV Wolf Pack Invitational Feb4-5, 2000. Jamey Harris Unattached, Men’s 1 mile run.  4:08.30 #2


New Balance/Boston High Performance Meet II, Northeastern University, Dedham Mass,
Sponsored by New Balance and USATF-NE, Tuesday June 27, 2000
. #10 Jamey Harris of Reebok Aggies, 1:50.68


1996 Olympic Trials, Jamey Harris in 1500m 3:46.01, 9th place.  June 14-23 Atlanta, Georgia


Mile record holder at Stanford Cobb Track & Angell Field, 1997 3:59:19


1998 Goodwill Games Results: Las Vegas Sun, July 22, 1998.  Jamey Harris #4, USA 3:55.39 

1994 30th Indoor NCAA Indoor Results … – USC Track & Field 7. Jamey Harris. Fresno St. 4:02.08. 8. Jason Pyrah.

1997 Houlihan’s 12K (03/23/97) Results – Apr 18, 1997 – Houlihan’s To Houlihan’s 12k – Men Finishers. 3/23/97 – Sausalito to San Francisco. 1. Jamey Harris (age 25)

New Some Slow Milers who have made it big – Great Runners who were slow in High School – Jamey Harris 4:19+ in high school to 3:54.90 (dropped 24+ seconds) 

The Wharf to Wharf: Party or Punishment? The Patch.  Advice from Jamey Harris and Rob Heskett of Santa Cruz Running.

Profile on athlinks.com 

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