Arizona Watch List - DJ Harris


The Watch List continues until the Nike Southwest Regionals to cover the top runners from the Arizona State Meet.  Our final watch list goes to junior DJ Harris from Desert Vista who finished 4th in the Division 1 race at the AZ State Meet; 1st for Desert Vista and 9th overall.  Harris was not included in the origanal watch list and we wanted to make sure he was highlighted.


Journal Questions:


Name:  DJ Harris (DJ's Milesplit Profile)


High School: 

Desert Vista High School


Year of Graduation: 2016


Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race:

5k: 15:16 

3 Mile: 15:00


When did you get started as a runner:

I started running in the 6th grade after running a one mile time trial in PE.

How was the transition from middle school to high school?

I was actually surprised. I thought in middle school there was no way I could race a full 5k but it really wasn't that bad.


What is your favorite type of workout?

My favorite type of work out is a track work out. I like the fast repetitions and recovery in between. 


What were your goals for the AZ State Meet and what was the experience like?

My main goal was to just win the meet overall. I was confident our team would do really well and we did. Individually I was aiming for the top 10. The experience was amazing and I am already looking forward to next year.


Will you be running at Nike SW Regionals or Foot Locker West Regionals?

Our team will be going to the Nike Cross Regionals and we plan on qualifying for the Nike Cross Nationals race.


Do you cross train (lift, swim, bike etc)?

We cross train mostly before the season actually starts. We swim/bike three days a week during the summer.


Do you follow any kind of nutrition program or watch what you eat?

I don't do anything special really. I just try to avoid fast food and eat enough calories.


So far in your high school career, what is your favorite cross country race or cross country memory?

My favorite race this season so far has to be Twighlight. Our team did really well and I think we surprised a lot of people.


Why do you like to run?

I like the feeling of satisfaction afterward.


When you are not running what do you like to do?

I mostly hang out with friends and just relax.


How have your coaches influenced you overall?

I wouldn't be where I am today without my coaches. They do so much for me and my team.


Shout outs?

The Fishy Fedora



Quick 6:


Favorite Post-race Meal?

Anything I can find


Kind of shoes you train in?

Saucony Guide

Flat course or hills?



Hot or cold weather?



Twitter or Facebook?



Favorite song at the moment?

Dolce and Gabbana - RiFF RAFF