Thats the first top-10 finish for the Redbird women since 2003.
A total of 604 student-athletes will attempt to advance to nationals in Louisville, Ky.
It was the first time since 1984 that the Redbirds successfully defended their title
This is the first team win for the women in 2012.
This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
Competed in seven events as a true freshman, including the Midwest Regional...Opened up the season with a 6K time of19:50 at the Illini Challenge...Posted an 8K time of 26:12 to finish 15th at the Bradley Open...Notched a season-best 8K time of 25:36 at the Illinois Intercollegiate...Ran a 25:51 in the 8K at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships to finish 41st...Posted a 33:22 in the 10K at the Midwest Regional to finish 126th.
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.