Mike Morrison
Mike Morrison

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Great Bridge HS

Last College:
Univ. of Florida

Event:
Decathlon-Pole Vault

Experience:
1V

Daily Californian feature (April 8, 2010)

Junior (2010): The 2010 NCAA runner-up in the decathlon with a Cal PR of 7,801, which ranks No. 4 on Cal's all-time performance list and was the best for a Bear since Bevan Hart scored 8,002 in 2000 ... set six PRs at NCAAs ... ranked among Cal leaders in several individual events, including the 100 (2nd, 10.79), 400 (2nd, 48.63), long jump (2nd, 24-4.25) and javelin (1st, 193-2) ... despite competing on a sprained ankle at the Pac-10 meet, finished fourth in the decathlon (7,218) and long jump (24-4.25) ... took second in the decathlon at the Texas Relays (7,557) ... during the indoor season, set a school record in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships where he was third with a score of 5,826 ... captured the heptathlon title at the MSPF Championships at 5,655 ... in addition, tied for third in the long jump at the MPSF meet with teammate Hammed Suleman (24-6.25). At Florida: Transferred from Florida, where he was named the 2007 SEC Freshman of the Year both indoors and outdoors ... a sophomore in 2008, finished third in the heptathlon at the NCAA indoor meet with a PR 5,792 ... had a season-best 7,803 in the decathlon outdoors at the Mt. SAC meet ... posted the nation's No. 2 freshman decathlon mark (7,316 points) in 2007 ... runner-up at the 2007 SEC meet in the decathlon ... one of four freshmen to compete at the NCAA championships in the decathlon, where he finished 24th (6,226) after a no-height in the pole vault ... third in the heptathlon indoors (5,652) at the 2007 SEC championships ... only freshman to compete at the NCAA indoor meet in the heptathlon in '07, but had to withdraw after the first day due to food poisoning. High School: Attended Great Bridge HS in Chesapeake, Va., where participated in football and volleyball in addition to track & field ... a two-time Gatorade Virginia Athlete of the Year ... set a meet record in winning the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals pole vault (17-3) ... the 2005 USA Junior Nationals champion in the pole vault (16-8.75) ... also the 2004 Youth national champion in the pole vault and decathlon (6,308) ... a five-time Virginia Class AAA state champion ... set school records in the pole vault, long jump, triple jump, 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 4x100m relay ... finished 10th in the octathlon at the World Youth Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2005 ... also competed in the pole vault at the 2005 Junior Pan Am Games in Canada. Personal: Born March 18, 1988, in Norfolk, Va. ... parents are Scott and Valerie Morrison ... younger brother, Ty, plays baseball in the Tampa Bay Rays' organization ... also has a sister, Kaleigh ... his mother was competed collegiately in the 800 and 1500 meters for William & Mary ... had elbow surgery in May 2009 ... political science major.

Career Best Marks
Event           Mark   Date
Decathlon      7,803   April 17, 2008
Pole Vault   17-6.25   May 26, 2006
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