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Michael Morrison

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Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Event: Decathlon
Height: 6-0
PR: 8118 (2011)
Born: 03/18/1988
Current Residence: Berkeley, CA
High School: Great Bridge (Chesapeake, Va.) HS
College: California '11
Coach: Edward Miller
Collegiate Championships
2011 NCAA Outdoor decathlon champion (8,118)
2010 NCAA decathlon runner-up (7,801)

Awards and Honors
2007 SEC Freshman of the Year both indoors and outdoors
Cal school record holder in the decathlon (8,118)

About Michael
Morrison placed his name among the country’s elite decathletes with a top three ranking in 2011 from Track & Field News. His personal best of 8,118 to win the NCAA title helped him to be ranked behind just Trey Hardee and Ashton Eaton at the end of the last year. The school record holder in the event at Cal, he attended Great Bridge High School where he also participated in football and volleyball. A political science major at Cal, Morrison fought to overcome an elbow surgery in 2009 to become an NCAA champion.
2011: NCAA Outdoor decathlon champion (8,118); DNF at USA Outdoors; 5th at NCAA Indoor heptathlon (5,872); MPSF Indoor heptathlon champion (5,694)
2010: NCAA decathlon runner-up (7,801); 2nd at Texas Relays (7,557); 3rd at NCAA Indoor heptathlon (5,826)
2009: 3rd in NCAA heptathlon (5,792); SEC decathlon runner-up; 3rd in SEC Indoor heptathlon (5,652)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Indoor bests – Heptathlon, 5,872 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 23 in the world); Outdoor bests – Decathlon, 8,118
2010: Indoor bests – Heptathlon, 5,826 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 26 in the world); Outdoor bests – Decathlon, 7,801 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 45 in the world)
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