Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:39

Tops' Morris named C-USA Male Track Performer of the Meet

After leading the Western Kentucky 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 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.