Norman Places 4th In 400m & Morris 6th In 110m Hurdles At NCAA T&F Championships|
June 9, 2017
Michael Norman placed fourth in the 400m and Marquis Morris sixth in the 110m hurdles during the final day of the men’s team competition at the 2017 NCAA Track & Field Championships held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. today (June 9). Morris and Norman teamed up to score eight points and the Trojans finished with 14 points to tie for 20th in the team competition.
• Norman had a PR of 44.88 to place fourth in the men’s 400m final and earn the Trojans five points in the team competition. That time was the fifth-fastest time ever run by a Trojan in the 400m final. He also lowered his USC freshman record and seventh-place standing on USC’s all-time list. For USC it was the second consecutive season (Ricky Morgan Jr. in 2016) and the 10th time in the last 12 seasons a Trojan has become a 400m All-American.
• Morris placed sixth in the men’s 110m hurdles final with a time of 13.75 (-2.0) to earn USC three points in the team competition. He became a first-time, first-team outdoor hurdles All-American. The last Trojan to score in the 110m hurdles was Aleec Harris who placed second in 2014. Since 2007, USC has had an All-American in the event six times and 19 times overall since 1975.
• Eric Sloan was the first Trojan slated to compete on the day as he entered the competition with the top triple jump in the country of 55-6.25 (16.92m). His first jump went for 50-11.00/15.52m (+0.8) and he stood tied for eighth place after the first round of jumps. By the time he took his second jump he was in 11th place and then he fouled, so he was in 15th place with one jump remaining to get into the top nine and the finals of the event. He had his best jump of 51-3.00/15.62m (+1.7), but that left him in 16th place overall. He was attempting to become USC’s first triple jump All-American since Allen Simms in 2005. On Wednesday Sloan placed sixth in the men’s long jump to earn USC three points.
A total of 78 teams from around the country scored at the NCAA Championships and USC finished second among the Pac-12 schools.
Tomorrow the 2017 NCAA Championships come to an end with the final day of the women’s competition. Competing for the Trojans in event finals will be: Anna Cockrell (100m HH, 400m IH), Kendall Ellis (400m), Dior Hall (100m HH), Deanna Hill (200m), Amalie Iuel (400m IH), Cameron Pettigrew (400m), Ky Westbrook (100m) and the 4x400m relay.