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.
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.