AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Took part in UC San Diego’s first four races of the season … Best effort occurred at the Lancer Invitational, finishing 15th overall with a time of 26:25 … Ended season at the 20th Annual Triton Invitational, where he turned in a 38th-place finish with a time of 27:32.3 … Made collegiate debut at the UCSD Opener and came away with a time of 23:09.9 to place 14th overall … Followed debut with a 92nd-place showing at the adidas/UC Irvine Invitational, clocking in at 27:31.2 ... A CCAA All-Academic selection.
A 2012 graduate of University High School in Irvine ... Made Pacific Coast League All-League and Second Team All-County for cross country ... Set school record in the three-mile race (14:41) in 2011 ... Was named MVP for both cross country and track ... Received distinction as a scholar-athlete ... Personal bests in the mile and two-mile race are 4:22 and 9:26, respectively ... Also played tennis for the Trojans.
Born Sept. 10, 1994 in Pasadena ... Parents are James and Naoko Morgan ... Has an older brother named Sean ... His relative Sarah Morgan competes for Michigan ... Still enjoys playing tennis in his free time ... The Bryan brothers are his favorite athletes ... Greatest influence is Steve Prefontaine ... Forrest Gump is his favorite film ... Listens to Pink Floyd on his iPod ... Is a human biology major at Muir College ... Plans to go to medical school following graduation.