Track & Field


    Marquís Morris
    Marquís  Morris

    Class:
    RS Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Pittsburg, Calif.

    High School:
    De La Salle

    Height:
    6-3

    Event:
    110MH, 400MH, 400m

    Birthdate:
    02/06/1996

    THIS YEAR: Redshirt sophomore Marquís Morris begins his second season as a hurdler at USC. He is the school freshman record-holder in the 110m HH.

    2016: Missed almost the entire season with a quadricep injury and used the season as a redshirt year. He tried to run at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1 and did take second, but his time of 14.98 showed that he was still not fully recovered.

    2015: Morris began the season competing at indoors, where he set a new PR of 7.87 in the 60m hurdles. Continuing to the outdoor season, Morris specialized in the 110m hurdles, while also running a few 400m HH races. In the 110m HH, Morris placed first at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet with a time of 13.80. He also won the 400m IH title with a PR of 52.78 at the Dual Meet. At the Pac-12 Championships, he won the 110m HH title with a time of 13.95 (-0.9). At the end of May, Morris ran a PR of 13.77 (+0.9) at the NCAA West Regional, setting a USC freshman record and running the fastest 110m HH time of any USC runner in 2015. He was one of two freshmen nationally to advance to the NCAA Semifinals in the 110m HH where he placed 21st. In late June, he traveled to the USATF Junior Championships where he placed second in the 110m junior hurdles with a time of 13.29. In August, Morris competed at the Pan American Junior Championships where he placed sixth in the 110m HH with a time of 13.70.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Morris is a 2014 graduate of De La Salle High in Concord, Calif. He won the 2014 CIF 300m IH title with a time of 36.86 and took second in the 110m HH with a time of 13.68. His 110m HH time was the fifth-fastest among high school hurdlers. He reached the 110m HH finals at the USATF Junior Championships and placed sixth with a time of 13.74. In 2013 he won the CIF 110m HH title with a time of 13.90. He was also a star receiver on the De La Salle football team which finished second in the state in 2014, following four consecutive state titles.

    PERSONAL: Marquís was born on February 6, 1996 in Pittsburg, Calif...He is the son of Michael and Glenda Morris and has three siblings, Justin, Gabrielle and Emmanuel...His hobbies include music, dancing and movies...Lists his favorite movies as Bad Boys 1&2, his favorite actors as Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg and his favorite musical artists as Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, YG, IAMSU! and Juice...Says his sports heroes are Emmit Smith and Chris Paul....His favorite food is Chinese....He is a Human Performance major at USC....His goals after USC are to compete in the Olympics and become an athletic trainer, athletic physician or physical therapist.

    CAREER BESTS: 110MH -- 13.77 400m IH -- 52.78