Virgil Harrell III
Virgil Harrell III
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
High School: Hamden
Event: Sprints/Jumps

2017-18 AWARDS

USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Region: Long Jump 

2018 Little East Conference Outdoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Year 

2017-18 SEASON BESTS (INDOOR)

200M: 22.49 (January 26, Boston University Terrier Classic) 

400M: 50.81 (January 26, Boston University Terrier Classic) 

500M: 1:08.71 (December 2, UMass Boston Indoor Open) 

Long Jump: 20-01.00 Feet (January 13, Tufts University Invite) 

Triple Jump: 46-00.50 Feet (February 10, Little East Conference Championship)

2018 SEASON BESTS (OUTDOOR)

200M: 22.94 (April 14, Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Classic) 

400M: 50.63 (March 16, Miami University Hurricanes Invitational) 

400M Hurdles: 55.56 (May 3, New England Regional Championship) 

Long Jump: 22-09.75 Feet (April 28, Little East Conference Championship) 

Triple Jump: 46-00.75 Feet (May 17, MIT Final Qualifier) 

NOTABLES 

  • Made a huge impact as a freshman, stepping in as one of the top mid-distance runners and jumpers on the Beacons roster
  • Became only the second student-athlete in program history to be named LEC Outdoor Rookie Field Athlete of the Year 
  • Set three program records as a freshman: Triple Jump (Indoor), Long Jump (Outdoor), Triple Jump (Outdoor) 
  • Named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week on two occasions 
  • Opened his collegiate career by finishing in second-place in the 500M (1:08.71) at the UMass Boston Indoor Open
  • Earned points in five different events at the Little East Conference Indoor Championship Meet, including setting the program record in the triple jump (46-00.50 feet) 
  • Won the 400M hurdles (57.84) and the long jump (21-04.00 feet) at the Smith College Pioneers Invitational on April 7
  • Took home victories in the long jump (22-09.75 feet) and 400M hurdles (56.61 seconds) at the 2018 Little East Conference Outdoor Championship Meet
  • Set the program record in the long jump (22-09.75 feet) at the LEC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet
  • Ended his freshman season by breaking the program record in the triple jump (46-00.75 feet) at the MIT Final Qualifier

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Hamden High School in 2017 … Was a five-time All-State honoree, and eight-time SCC champion, 12-time West Sectional champion, and a two-time All-Area honoree … Led Hamden High School to an SCC Championship … Born on October 7, 1999 … Son of Aleta Harrell … Currently majoring in Exercise Health Sciences.