Former Lady Tiger Hurdler Passes Away
Nov. 10, 2005
Memphis, Tenn. - Former University of Memphis hurdler, Camille Harris, who was a member of the Lady Tiger track and field squad from 1997-2000, passed away on Saturday, November 5.
A top hurdler for the U of M, Harris was two-year letterwinner for the Lady Tigers in 1998 and 1999 and scored three times at Conference USA Outdoor Championships. Harris claimed fifth in the 100m hurdles in 1998 meet and took fourth in the 400m hurdles and sixth in the 100m hurdles at the 1999 championships. She was also one of the team's top performers in the high jump.
Following her career at Memphis, Harris moved to Titusville, Fla., where she was employed as the Assistant Director of USSAA for the YMCA.
"Camille was one of the premiere athletes during her time as a member of the Lady Tiger Track and Field Program," said Coach Brenda Cash. "She was a kind, funny and dedicated athlete, and she will truly be missed amongst her U of M family. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends"
Services for Harris will be held, Friday, November 11, 2005, at Davis-Campbell-McClain Funeral Home in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Temple Church.
Born August 24, 1979, Harris was just 26 years old and died suddenly from medical complications.