Running started early for the junior from Mesquite Horn. She started her career running for the Mesquite Elite (Elite of Mesquite) track club. A track club headed by both her mother and father. A track team she still competes for to this day. Horn’s Kaylor Harris comes from a family full of athletes and now it’s her time to show the world what she can do. Kaylor was selected to represent Team USA at the 2016 Caribbean Scholastic Invitational. The event will be held in Havana, Cuba May 27-28, 2016. She gave us a glimpse earlier this year by winning the 100 meters at the prestigious Texas Relays. She currently leads all divisions in the 100 meters with a time of 11.36. Kaylor will be traveling south to our state’s capital to compete in the 2016 Texas State Track and Field Championships. Harris will be a busy bee competing in the 100, 4x100, 4x200 and the long jump. Kaylor took time to sit down and chat with Inside Texas Track. Let’s go One-On-One with Mesquite Horn’s Kaylor Harris.
Inside Texas Track (ITT): How long have you been running track?
Kaylor Harris (KH): Since I was about 4 years old. I started actually competing when I was 5.
ITT: What events in track and field do you compete in?
KH: The 100m, 200m and I also do the long jump
ITT: Speaking of the 200, what happened at regionals? I didn’t see your name in the final results.
KH: I was feeling tight before the finals, so I decided to just chill! I wasn’t going to run it at state anyways because I’ll be running the 4x200 relay.
ITT: Okay. I was just wondering.
ITT: Which one of your events is your favorite and why?
KH: I would have to say the 100. It’s such a quick race!
ITT: Which one is your strongest event?
KH: The 100!
ITT: Congrats on being named to the Jr. Team. How cool is it to be representing Team USA?
KH: Thank you! It’s an honor to be chosen to represent my country.
ITT: You come from a very athletic family. Give us a little background of your family history in sports.
KH: Yes Sir! Well, my mother ran track in high school and so did my father. My father also played in the NFL and the CFL for 11 years. My brother currently just signed on as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints.
ITT: Being the baby of the bunch, do you feel any pressure to exceed?
KH: I wouldn’t call it pressure. I just don’t expect anything to be given to me.
ITT: Do you participate in any other sports?
KH: Not anymore. I use to play volleyball, basketball and I also cheered.
ITT: Strictly track and field. That’s what’s up.
ITT: Who is your all-time greatest track athlete and why?
KH: I would have to say Florence Griffith-Joyner. Her style of running just really inspires me.
ITT: Any thoughts about where you want to spend your college years? I know we are a year away.
KH: I’m just keeping all my options open.
ITT: Great and smart answer…(laughter)
ITT: Alright, this is the fun part of our interview. Random, non track and field questions. The Whip or The NaeNae
KH: (laughter) Oooooo the Whip!
ITT: Power or Empire
ITT: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who will it be and what would be the 1st question you ask them?
KH: Hmmmm, My grandpa Stevens. What was it like fighting in the Vietnam War.
ITT: What’s your favorite holiday and why?
KH: Thanksgiving, because I can eat as much as I want!
ITT: Yeah, that’s one of my favorites as well (laughter)
ITT: Name one way to improve the world of track and field?
KH: Ooooh, the invention of lane numbers that actually stick and stay when you put them on.