Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Illini relay finishes seventh at the national meet
The Illini will compete in four events at the national meet
Illini relay breaks 18-year old DMR record; qualify for NCAA's
Orange and Blue finish highest since 2000 season
Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory
2013 XC - SENIOR
Competed at the Big Ten Championships, where he placed 70th overall and ninth for the Illini ... Finished eighth for the squad at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
2012 XC - RS SENIOR
Redshirt season ... Ran unattached in season debut at Illinois Challenge, finishing with a 6K time of 19:30 ... Finished tenth overall at Bradley Classic, running a time of 24:44 ... Ran unattached at the Illinois Intercollegiate, finishing ninth overall.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirt season ... Ran unattached and qualified for the USA Track and Field Championships.
Indoor: Earned All-America honors in the DMR, after the Illini finished seventh overall with a time of 9:35.56 ... Finished fourth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships ... Broke the 22-year old school mile record at the IU Relays with a time of 4:00.56, then reset the time at the Meyo Invitational ... Won the 800m title at the Illini Classic ... Ran anchor leg of the DMR squad that broke the 18-year old school record at the Last Chance Meet.
AT EASTERN ILLINOIS
Seven time All-Conference honoree ... Holds the school record in the 1,500m with a time of 3:41.87 ... Earned varsity letters in track (three) and cross country (three) ... Academic All-American.
Indoor and outdoor school record holder in the 800m, mile and 3,200m ... Three time all-state honoree in cross country and two time all-state honoree in track ... Placed fifth at the IHSA cross country championships in 2008 ... Took third in the 1,600m at the 2008 IHSA track state championships ... Was a member of the IHSA All-State academic team.
Son of Russell and Cynthia Morris ... Born Sept. 14, 1990 ... Majoring in industrial engineering.
Morris' Personal Bests
6K: 19:30 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
8K: 24:44 - Bradley Classic (10/12/12)
800m: 1:53.54 - Illini Classic (1/19/13)
Mile: 4:00.17 - Meyo Invite (2/2/13)
3,000m: 8:05.15 - UW Husky Classic (2/9/13)
Updated December 2013