Last Friday was Groundhog Day. All eyes were on Punxsutawney Phil, who did not see his shadow thus predicting an early Spring.
On Saturday, as far as Louisiana high school track and field fans were concerned, it was Tristen Harris Day inside the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse where Harris was competing at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier.
First, Harris broke her own fieldhouse composite record with a jump of 20-5. It's the No. 1 jump in the nation, and the No. 1 jump in Louisiana history...by over a foot.
"Mainly, I was just trying to attack the board and get up in the air," Harris said of her record-breaking jump. "The main thing I was focused on was making sure I was on the board and not being afraid to foul."
But that was only the beginning for Harris.
"In the prelims, I didn't do what I wanted to do," Harris said. "In the finals, I wanted to go out and handle business and run fast."
There is only one girl in Louisiana history who has run faster than Harris did on Saturday- Baton Rouge Magnet's Mikiah Briscoe, who ran a 7.26 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2014 before she went on to become an All-American at LSU.
Loranger's Kiana Foster also ran 7.46. Her career best time came at the 2017 LHSAA State Indoor Championship.
Gray is No. 8 on Louisiana's all-time 60m list with a personal best of 7.50 from earlier this indoor season.
For Harris, it was the same song, second verse, as she was coming off a two-event record-breaking performance at the LSU High School Qualifier just two weeks prior.
Harris' repeat performance is reminiscent of Groundhog Day the movie where the weather man, played by actor Bill Murray, cover's the annual event and keeps waking up and reliving the same day over...and over, again.
The only thing that Harris did not do on Saturday is see her shadow, which means Louisiana track and field fans can expect more of the same in two weeks at the LHSAA State Indoor Meet.
Harris' performances over the course of the 2024 has caught the eye of college coaches across the nation.
"I can't say much," Harris said about the recruiting process. "But what I can say is that I've heard from several college coaches. It's been nice."