Yvonne Harrison also known as “Ezie” began her athletic career at age 6. She made an appearance on the then popular television show called “That’s Incredible” for being the youngest hurdler in America. A Bronx native, she went on to break several middle school and high school records in track and field that stand to this day.
She went on a full athletic scholarship for track and field as a 400 meter hurdler to the University of Illinois (Champaign, Illinois) where she became her team captain. She led the Illini to a Big Ten team title, attained 8 individual Big Ten titles, and she was a 3 time NCAA All American. In her senior year she was named the Dike Eddleman female athlete of the year.
After College, Yvonne accepted a proposal to represent Puerto Rico as a professional athlete. It afforded her the opportunity to compete in three World Championships, (Edmonton 01, Paris 03, Helsinki 05,). She also made a career highlighting appearance at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where she finished as a semi finalist.
After 26 years “Ezie” has retired from her illustrious career in track and field and is now coaching on a collegiate level. This is her first year as a N.Y. Shark and when asked why she decided to play football Ezie says “I felt it would be a great transition from a career in track & field, to a sport that I am 100% passionate about” The Sharks are a great organization and I wanted to be a part of a winning tradition. Her mantra was then and will always be “Put God First In All Things”. #82
Yvonne “Ezie” Harrison would like to thank her Sponsors:
Lisa S. of Leading Lady Productions
Donald Potash, Dynamite Track Club
Cornell Johnson, Dewitt Clinton Track