Yvonne Harrison

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Yvonne Harrison Castro (born December 2, 1975 in New York City) is a Puerto Rican track and field runner. She has participated at many international events. She is currently an assistant sprint coach at Saint Joseph’s University alongside Michael Glavin.


Harrison's name became a household name in Puerto Rico in part because of the coverage given to her career by local newspapers such as El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia, which follow her accomplishments and doings almost on a daily basis.

She finished in seventh place at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix of Athleticism. After a competition in Osaka, Japan, she sustained an injury that required her to take a rest from competition for a while.

Harrison went to Texas to train for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. According to her trainer, Victor Lopez, she was making an excellent running time during the training in Texas.

About two weeks before the Olympics, she travelled to Seville, Spain, where she finished her Olympic training.

Harrison's participation at the 2004 Olympic Games was her first participation in such an event. ...


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 19th (h) 400m hurdles 64.26
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 16th (h) 400m hurdles 61.22
1st (h)[1] 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.13
Representing  Puerto Rico
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 400m hurdles 57.39

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  1. ^ Competed only in the heat.

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