- Mike Morrison
- Willingboro, N.J. (Willingboro HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 29
High Jump: 2.27m/7-5.25, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
Long Jump: 7.87m/25-10, 2006 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
High Jump: 2.23m/7-3.75, 2005 SEC Championships, Nashville, Tenn.
Long Jump: 7.96m/26-1.50, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
HONORS: (One-time NCAA champion, 14-time All-American, nine-time Southeastern Conference champion) 2007 NCAA Indoor All-American - long jump; 2007 SEC Indoor champion - long jump; 2006 NCAA Outdoor All-American - long jump; 2006 NCAA East Regional champion - high jump, long jump; 2006 SEC Outdoor champion - high jump, long jump; 2006 NCAA Indoor All-American - high jump, long jump; 2006 SEC Indoor champion - high jump, long jump; 2006 SEC Indoor and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year; 2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American - high jump, long jump, 4x100m relay; 2005 NCAA East Regional champion - high jump, 4x100m relay; 2005 SEC Outdoor champion - high jump, 4x100m relay; 2005 NCAA Indoor All-American - long jump, high jump; 2005 SEC Indoor champion - high jump; 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion - 4x100m relay; 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - long jump, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay; 2004 SEC Outdoor champion - high jump; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - high jump, long jump; 2004 SEC Freshman Indoor Field Athlete of the Year; 2004 SEC Freshman Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.
2007 AS A SENIOR: Wins (3): (o) Penn Relays long jump (7.65m/25-1); Jim Click Shoot-Out 4x100m (39.49); (i) SEC Indoor Championships long jump (7.73m/25-4.50) …Bests of 2.18m/7-1.75 (high jump) and 7.73m/25-4.50 (long jump) … Competed in five meets (three indoor, two outdoor) … Academically ineligible for SEC Outdoor Championships and NCAA East Regional Championships … Claimed second Penn Relays title in as many attempts as a collegian in the long jump with NCAA regional leap of 7.65m/25-1 … In first outdoor long jump of season, finished seventh with NCAA regional mark of 7.55m/24-9.25 at Mt. SAC Relays … Was stricken with respiratory infection, but still managed to earn 14th All-America honor of career with ninth-place finish at NCAA Indoor Championship in long jump (7.61m/24-11.75) … Despite injuries, captured ninth overall SEC title of career with victory in long jump at SEC Indoor Championships with mark of 7.73m/25-4.50 … Competed in high jump and long jump simultaneously and still took second in high jump at 2.18m/7-1.75 despite rolling ankle on first attempt - his first high jump competition more than eight months … Became just seventh athlete in SEC history to win three consecutive long jump conference titles following wins at 2006 indoor and outdoor meets … Finished third in standings for SEC Commissioner's Trophy with 18 points … Competed for first time of season at Tyson Invitational and secured NCAA provisional with mark of 7.70m/25-3.25 in long jump to finish fourth.
2006 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (7): (o) NCAA East Regional Championships high jump (2.11m/6-11), long jump (7.79m/25-6.75); SEC Outdoor Championships high jump (2.19/7-2.25), long jump (7.96m/26-1.50); (i) SEC Indoor Championships high jump (2.27m/7-5.25), long jump (7.85m/25-9.25); Gator Invitational long jump (7.80m/25-9.25) … Bests of 2.27m/7-5.25 (high jump) and 7.96m/26-1.50 (long jump) … Competed in 12 meets (six indoor, six outdoor) … SEC Indoor and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year … Gutted out seventh-place finish in long jump at NCAA Outdoor Championships with wind-aided mark of 7.63m/25-0.25 … Advanced to finals in high jump after clearing 2.14m/7-0.25, but withdrew from finals because of injury … Broke Florida school record with 13th career All-America honor at NCAA Outdoor Championships … Became first Gator in school history to earn three consecutive outdoor All-America honors in long jump … Captured NCAA East Regional crowns in both high jump (2.11m/6-11) and long jump (7.79m/25-6.75) despite strained hamstring … Won long jump on first attempt … Became first athlete in SEC history to win three outdoor high jump titles outright by clearing 2.19m/7-2.25 … High jump title was fifth-straight conference crown in event following wins at 2004 outdoor, 2005 indoor and outdoor meets and 2006 indoor meet … Became first athlete since 1957 to win SEC outdoor high jump and long jump titles at same meet … Won long jump with career-best leap of 7.96m/26-1.50 … Also ran second leg of 4x100m relay that took third … Finished fourth at meet among all athletes with 21.5 points … Won both jumps despite competing for first time in those events during outdoor season due to rash of injuries … Despite injured ankle, finished fifth in long jump (7.87m/25-10) and sixth in high jump (2.23m/7-3.75) at NCAA Indoor Championships … Won high jump (2.27m/7-5.25) and long jump (7.85m/25-9.25) titles in claiming the SEC Commissioner's Trophy by scoring 22 points at SEC Indoor Championships … Became first athlete since UF's Ron Coleman in 1970 to win both the indoor high jump and long jump titles at the SEC indoor meet … Mark in high jump tied for second best in school history … Also ran second leg of 4x400m relay that finished second with provisional time (3:10.74) and finished 14th in 55m (6.35) … Only athlete in nation to record NCAA automatic marks in both the high jump and long jump during indoor season … Notched leap of 7.84,/25-8.75 to finish third in long jump at Tyson Invitational … Also took sixth in high jump with provisional of 2.18m/7-1.75 and ran on 4x400m relay that clocked then-second-fastest time in nation (3:07.01) … Was named SEC Field Athlete of Week for efforts at Tyson … Had outstanding opening meet of season by recording automatic mark in high jump (2.23m/7-3.75) to take second and provisional mark in long jump (7.80m/25-7.25) to claim the win at Gator Invitational.
2005 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (10): (o) NCAA East Regional Championships high jump (2.19m/7-2.25), 4x100m relay (39.15); SEC Outdoor Championships high jump (2.23m/7-3.75), 4x100m relay (39.10); Penn Relays long jump (7.78m/25-6.25), 4x200m relay (1:20.94); Yellow Jacket Invitational 4x100m relay (39.22); (i) SEC Indoor Championships high jump (2.25m/7-4.50); Iowa State Classic long jump (7.86m/25-9.50); Florida Intercollegiate long jump (7.62m/25-0) … Bests of 2.25m/ 7-4.50 (high jump) and 7.86m/25-9.50 (long jump) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) … Picked up three All-America honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished fourth in high jump (2.23m/7-3.75), fifth in long jump (7.61m/24-11.75) and ran second leg of 4x100m relay that took second (38.54) … Notched 15.5 points at NCAA East Regional Championships after winning high jump (2.19m/7-2.25), running second leg on victorious 4x100m relay (39.15) and taking sixth in long jump (7.53m/24-8.50) … Won pair of titles at SEC Outdoor Championships and scored 18.5 points … Won third straight conference meet high jump title with outdoor personal best of 2.23m/7-3.75 … Ran second leg of winning 4x100m relay (39.l0) and was third in long jump with mark of 7.59m/24-11 in rainy conditions … Earned two wins at Penn Relays … Won long jump by nearly a foot with mark of 7.78m/25-6.25 … Was pulled from high jump to run 4x200m for the first time in his career and ran second leg of winning relay that broke school record with time of 1:20.94 … Also ran on 4x100m that finished second in 39.25 … Posted regional times in 100m (10.46) in taking third and 200m (21.17) in finishing eighth at the Miami Gatorade Classic … Finished second in long jump with leap of 7.83m/25-8.25 and fourth in high jump with mark of 2.20m/7-2.50 at Texas Relays … Also ran on 4x100m in prelims that posted then-world's fastest time in 2005 with mark of 39.10 … Took fourth in high jump and fifth in long jump at NCAA Indoor Championships … Made height of 2.23m/7-3.75 in high jump and 7.80m/24-8.50 at indoor NCAAs … Finished fourth in race for high-point honors at SEC Indoor Championships with 18 points … Won high jump with mark of 2.25m/7-4.50 and finished second in long jump with mark of 7.65m/25-1.25 … Posted provisional mark with leap of 7.62m/25-0 in first meet of season at Florida Intercollegiate.
2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (9): SEC Invitational long jump (7.55m/24-9.25); SEC Invitational high jump (2.15m/7-0.50); Tyson Invitational long jump (7.60m/24-11.25); Florida Relays 4x400m relay (3:03.18); FSU Dual Meet long jump (7.50m/24-7.25); FSU Dual Meet 4x100m relay (39.17); FSU Dual Meet 4x400m relay (3:09.24); SEC Outdoor Championships high jump (2.15m/7-0.50); NCAA Outdoor Championships 4x100m relay (39.11) … Bests of 2.21m/7-3 (high jump) and 7.88m/25-10.25 (long jump) ... Named SEC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year … Won an NCAA title as a member of the 4x100m relay and also earned All-America honors by finishing sixth in the long jump (7.88m/25-10.25) and as a member of the sixth-place 4x400m relay (39.11) ... Finished third in the long jump (7.55m/24-9.25) and fifth in the high jump (2.06m/6-9) at the NCAA East Regional Championships ... Won the SEC Outdoor title in the high jump, clearing 2.15m/7-0.50 and scored in the 4x100m relay (second, 39.47) and the long jump (sixth, 7.46m/24-5.75) ... Finished third in both the long jump (7.65m/25-1.25) and high jump (2.19m/7-2.25) at Penn Relays ... Earned NCAA All-America honors in the long jump (fifth, 7.81m/25-7.50) and the high jump (sixth, 2.20m/7-2.50) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Runner-up in the high jump to teammate Joe Squittieri at the SEC Indoor Championships, clearing 2.21m/7-3, and also finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 7.66m/25-1.75 ... Won the long jump (7.60m/24-11.25) and finished fifth in the high jump (2.14m/7-0.25) at the Tyson Invitational ... Won both the high jump (2.15m/7-0.50) and the long jump (7.55m/24-9.25) at the SEC Invitational ... Runner-up in the long jump with a mark of 7.56m/24-9.75 at the Florida Intercollegiate.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 7-5.25 in high jump, 24-5 in long jump, 21.7 in 200m and 47.5 in 400m … Two-time New Jersey Athlete of the Year ... 11-time All-American ... Set national junior class record in high jump ... Won high jump at 2001 Nike Indoor ... Won high jump at adidas Outdoor Nationals … Ended 2003 ranked 11th in the world in the high jump and second in the U.S. for his age group … 2003 graduate of Willingboro High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Michael Troy Morrison on March 4, 1984 in Willingboro, N.J. … Son of Juana Lewis and Ronald Morrison ... Has one older sister ... Also considered Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas ... Attended same high school as Carl Lewis … Lists basketball and watching movies as hobbies … Won Florida basketball Midnight Madness slam dunk contest in 2004 and competed again in 2005 and advanced to finals where he jumped over women's basketball player Danielle Santos to dunk.