ISU battled tough conditions, including cold temperature and wind
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Redbirds will go up against five Valley schools in Carbondale
Smiths now ranks third in the nation in the discus
Eight earn All-Valley honors
PRIOR TO ISU
Limestone Community High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... finished 19th at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AA State Cross Country Championships with a three-mile time of 15:10.00 ... finished sixth at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AA State Track & Field Championships in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:22.11 ... ran a 9:40.72 to an 11th-place finish in the 3,200-meter run at the 2012 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AA State Track & Field Championships ... holds personal-best times of 4:20.27 and 9:35.28 in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, respectively ... holds a high school best performance of 16:16.00 in the 5K, while running a personal-best 14:55.00 in the three mile ... was named team Most Valuable Runner all four years ... severed as team captain sophomore through senior years ... was an all-state cross country runner ... named honorable mention for the Peoria Journal Star Runner of the Year in 2012 ... was named a Mid-Illini Conference Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Born 1/23/1994 ... son of James and Tammy Morse ... siblings are Maddie and Alex ... plans to major in finance.