Morse finishes fourth in steeplechase at NCAA Championships
June 12, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Texas senior Jake Morse placed fourth in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Championships on Friday. Morse's time of 8:38.25 earned him the fourth All-America honor of his career and gave Texas five points.
Morse, who entered the meet as the national leader, spent most of the race in second place behind eventual winner Kyle Perry of Brigham Young. Perry continuously tried to put distance between he and Morse, but Morse repeatedly answered. Eventually, Perry was able to pull away as Morse fell to fourth over the last 150 meters.
In the high jump, senior Raymond Harris fell short of his 2008 performance when he finished 13th with a clearance of 2.10m (6-10.75). Harris, who finished eighth last year, cleared 2.10m on his first attempt, but was unable to get over 2.14m in three attempts.
Junior Tevan Everett will finish off the NCAA Championships for the Longhorns when he runs in the 800-meter final at 12:28 p.m. on Saturday. The final day of the NCAA Championships will be televised by CBS from 12-2 p.m.