Harrison looks to be the next in line of a recent trend in solid runners at Buffalo, with former Bison runner Dylan Rich now a freshman at the University of Kentucky and Dominic Rich, a sophomore at WVU Tech.
"I've had people talking about how Buffalo's been producing runners and it is pretty proud, because this is a small school and we don't get a lot of credit for anything," Hart said, "but to be out and about and people just know about it, that's pretty cool."
Last season, Harrison placed 23rd (17:28) as the top-finishing freshman at the AA/A state championship, with Dylan Rich fourth (16:12) overall, as Buffalo claimed fifth as a team.
Harrison said he learned a lot from practicing with Dylan Rich.
"He's the one who helped keep our paces up during runs and he's the one we always tried to stay with to get better," he said.
Now, Harrison said he's taking aim at Dylan Rich's mark set at last year's state meet, annually held at Cabell Midland.
"At states, at Cabell, I'm trying to beat Dylan Rich's time," Harrison said. "He ran a 16:12. I was trying to hit my goal of 15:53."
Harrison said his personal record is 16:36 for a 5-kilometer high school course.
With individual wins at AAA-hosted meets like Capital's Raising the Bar Invitational, the Ripley Covered Bridge Invitational and Hurricane Invitational, Harrison has the momentum to reach his goals this season and continue to improve.
"If he can build up and get a lead and hold on to it, that's the main thing he does," Hart said. "He knows he's good, but he hasn't hit his full potential yet."