Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Golliday and Morrison set PR's in heptathlon
Illini to compete at LSU; Jesse Owens and Mt. SAC
Four Illini crack school's top-10 in events
Illini will bring full squad to meet in Tempe, Ariz.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a new personal-best heptathlon score of 4,753 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also notched career-bests in three of the events at the conference meet including the 200m (25.72), 800m (2:29.16) and shot put (10.98m) ... Threw her personal-best in javelin with 122-11 (37.48m) at the John McDonnell Invitational which ranks eighth best in school history... Received her career-best in the 100m hurdles at the EIU Big Blue Classic heptathlon (14.73) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Participated in the pentathlon, receiving her personal-best at the Big Ten Championships with 3,416 points ... Recorded her best 60m hurdles time of 8.96 at the Orange and Blue Open, finishing fourth ... Jumped her personal-best in long jump at the Orange and Blue Open with a 17-4 (5.28m).
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated at the Big Ten Challenge in the 200m, 100m hurdles, and long jump...Received her personal-best in the 100m hurdles at the Stan Lyons Invitational with a 15.52...Jumped her personal-best in long jump at the Stan Lyons Invitational with 16-9 ¾ (5.12m)...Threw her personal-best in javelin with 112-11 (34.42m) at the Sea Ray Relays...Also participated in the heptathlon, receiving her personal-best at the Polytan Invitational with 4,398 points.
Indoor: Participated in the pentathalon at the Big Ten Championships, with her personal best score of 3,130 points ... Recorded her personal-best in the 60m with 9.19 at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Recorded her personal-best in the 200m with 26.48 at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Recorded her personal-best in the high jump with 4-11 (1.50m) at the Illini Open ... Had her personal-best in the long jump with 17-1 ½ (5.22m) at Meyo Invitational.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 100m hurdles, 200m and long jump ... Placed eighth twice in the long jump at Stan Lyons Invite (15-11 ½) and with her personal best at Illinois Twilight (16-6).
Indoor: Competed in the triple jump at four meets and placed first at the EIU Friday Night Special with a personal-best bound of 36-9 1/2 (11.21m) ... Placed sixth at Illinois Intercollegiate (36-7 ¾) ... Also jumped at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (36-8 1/4) and the SASF Invitational (35-10).
Took fifth in the triple jump at the 2009 Class 3A state meet ... Was the 2009 sectional champion in the triple jump ... Placed 10th and 11th in the triple jump at the 2008 and 2007 Class 2A state meet, respectively ... Member of the 4x200m that set the school record ... Was an Indian Prairie Scholar and a member of the high honor roll.
Daughter of Anthony and LaTanya Morrison ... Born Dec. 20, 1991 ... Favorite sports team is the Chicago Bears ... Believes being a Fighting Illini means being a part of a great university in which everyone strives for excellence and also representing this school in a positive light. ... Plans on becoming a chiropractor in the future ... Majoring in biology.
Morrison's Personal Bests
200m: 25.96 - Illinois Twilight (4/30/10)
Javelin: 122-11 (37.48m) - John McDonnell Invitational (4/20/12)
Heptathlon: 4,753 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
100m H (hep.): 14.44 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)
200m (hep.) : 25.72 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)
800m (hep.) : 2:29.16 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
Shot Put (hep.) : 36-0 1/4 (10.98m) - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)
High Jump (hep.) : 5-0 1/4 (1.53m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/30/12)
Long Jump (hep.): 17-6 1/4 (5.34m) - Indiana Polytan Invitational (4/22/11)
Triple Jump: 36-9 ½ (11.21m) - EIU Friday Night Special (2/20/10)
60m: 8.96 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
200m: 26.48 - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/29/11)
High Jump: 4-11 3/4 (1.52m) - Big Ten Championship (2/24/12)
Long Jump: 17/4 1/4 (5.29m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Pentathalon: 3,416 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
60m H (pent.) : 8.98 - Big Ten Championships (2/24/12)
High Jump (pent.) : 4/11 3/4 (1.52m) - Big Ten Championships (2/24/12)
Shot Put (pent.) : 33-9 1/2 (10.30m) - Big Ten Championships (2/26/11)
Long Jump (pent.) : 17-2 (5.23m) - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
800m (pent.) : 2:32.79 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
Updated July 2012