IRVING, Texas — After leading the WKU men’s track and field team to a first-place
finish at the 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Championships, junior Julius Morris has
been tabbed the C-USA Male Track Performer of the Meet.
The Montserrat native showed off his speed in El Paso, Texas, last weekend racking
up four gold medals in the short sprints and team relays.
Morris, who collected the second-most points of the meet by an individual with 25
points, clocked a C-USA Championships record in the 100-meter dash (10.15). He also
broke the 200-meter dash record, with a time of 20.28, which ranks as the
11th-fastest time in the country.
In the relays, Morris ran as the anchor in the 4x100m relay guiding WKU to a 38.91.
Morris ran the third leg in the 4x400m relay, which was the last event on Sunday
night, propelling WKU to its second-straight C-USA Outdoor title.
Joining Morris as 2017 C-USA Outdoor Performers of the Meet are Rice’s Scott Filip
garnering the Field Performer of the Meet, while on the women’s side Middle
Tennessee’s Elizabeth Dadzie earned Field and Tobi Amusan of UTEP took home the
Women’s Track Performer of the Meet nod.
Morris’ honor marks the second time in school history that a Hilltopper has won a
C-USA Track/Field Performer of the Meet since the award’s inception in 2015.
Ventavius Sears earned the award during the 2017 Outdoor season.
MORRIS’ PERFORMANCES AT C-USA OUTDOOR MEET
Julius Morris – 1st – 10.15
Julius Morris – 1st – 20.28
1st – Eli Minor, Will Bush, Emmanuel Dasor, Julius Morris – 38.91
1st – Emmanuel Dasor, Maor Seged, Julius Morris, Ventavius Sears – 3:04.36
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