On Campus: Harriman having strong season for Highlanders

Katy Harriman (Warren County ’13) is off to a great start in indoor track for Radford University.

Harriman finished fourth in the Virginia Tech Invitational in the women’s high jump on Jan. 15 and 16. Harriman had a jump of 1.63 meters.

Her result was one of four top-10 finishes for the Highlanders.

The 5-foot-9 junior also placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters in the Marshall Open on Dec. 4. The Highlanders finished third as a team in the Marshall Open.

Last year Harriman’s top leap in the indoor high jump was a 1.55 meters in the Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Radford University’s next meet is Friday in the Thundering Herd Open at Marshall University.

UNC Greensboro’s Katlyn Ayers (Strasburg ’12) also finished 26th in the 500 meter run in the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 1:35.54.

Swimming success: Morgan DeJong (Sherando ’13) is having plenty of success at the Naval Academy on the swim team.

DeJong finished on the second-place 200 medley relay team on Jan. 9 against the University of North Carolina. DeJong along with teammates DJ Rusiewski, Hayes McCullagh and Bjorn Davis finished in a time of 1:32.52. DeJong also placed fourth in the 100 meter breaststroke (58.05) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:54.87). The Midshipman lost the meet, 173-127.

On Dec. 10, DeJong was part of the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:27.84) in a dual meet against Army. He also finished second in the 100 breaststroke (54.47) and second in the 200 IM (1:49.66). Navy defeated Army in the dual meet, 213-86.

Navy is back in action Wednesday in a tri-meet with Johns Hopkins and Towson.

Still Roaring: Aaron Miller (Sherando ’13) is continuing his strong season for Concord University.

Miller has started all 18 games for the Mountain Lions and is averaging 19.0 points per contest. He is also averaging 3.7 rebounds and has 30 assists and 15 steals.

The junior is shooting 51.5 percent from the floor (120-for-233) and 44.1 percent from 3-point range (52-for-118). He is also shooting a team-best 83.3 percent from the free-throw line (50-for-60).

Miller had 20 points and two assists on Tuesday in a 111-88 win over West Virginia State.

In a 100-85 victory over UVA-Wise on Thursday, Miller had 27 points, three rebounds and two assists. He was 11-for-15 from the field, including 4-for-8 from 3-point range.

The Mountain Lions are 13-5 on the season, including 8-4 in the Mountain East Conference.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 184, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com