Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
Trojans host first of three big meets at Loker Stadium this season
Trojans open season this weekend at the Rossi Relays
Sara Shaw represents the women, while Kostas Genidounias and Lee represent the men.
Men's 4x400m relay places second with second-fastest time in school history
THIS YEAR: Sophomore Marqise Lee was a very pleasant surprise for the track and field team last year, improving week to week throughout the season. As he demonstrated again in football this season, he is a very rare athlete and no doubt he will surprise people again during this track and field season. In the fall, Lee finished the regular season as the NCAA leader in receptions (118), second in receiving yards (1,721) and third in all-purpose yards (2683). His receptions and receiving yards set Pac-12 single-season records. Lee was a unanimous All-American, the Biletnikoff Award winner and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, was fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Trojan football team.
2012: Lee balanced duties between spring football and track and field early in the season. Opened the season by taking second in the long jump with a leap of 24-4.25 at the Rossi Relays on Feb. 25...He also joined with fellow football players D.J. Morgan, Nickell Robey and Tony Burnett to run a 41.05 in 4x100m relay. Lee also took second (23-0.75) the next week in the long jump at the Beach Classic. Placed third in the long jump (23-8.75) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29. Took fourth place in the long jump at the Pac-12 Championships with a wind-legal PR of 25-1.25 (7.65m) and ran on the 4x100m relay team which placed sixth with a time of 40.93. Advanced out of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in seventh place in the long jump with a wind-aided PR of 25-5.50 (7.76m). He had a best jump of 24-2.25 at the NCAA Championships to finish seventh in his flight and 17th overall, earning him honorable mention All-America honors. In his freshman football season, Lee was named the Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year and earning second team all-conference honors. He caught 73 passes for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns, the second-most receptions by a Trojan freshman in history behind Mike Williams' 81 in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lee prepped at Serra High in Gardena, Calif. where he was a three-sport star in track, football and basketball. Had a 2011 national prep second best long jump of 24-8, plus career bests of 44-7 in the triple jump and 10.74 in the 100m and 22.11 in the 200m. Lee won the long jump and was second in the 100m at the 2011 CIF Division IV Meet. He was also second in the long jump at the 2011 Masters Meet and was second in the long jump in the 2011 California State meet to current teammate Jovonte Slater. He was named to five All-America teams in football as a receiver and defensive back. In basketball, he made the 2010 Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team.
PERSONAL: Lee was born on Nov. 25, 1991.
CAREER BESTS: LJ -- 25-1.25/25-5.50w TJ -- 44-7 100m -- 10.74 200m -- 22.11