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Duke Cross Country BIO
 Leslie Morrison

Honors: Indoor All-East (1,000m - 2009)...Outdoor All-East (4x800m Relay - 2009)...USTFCCCA All-Academic (2010)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2009-12)

2012-13: Competed once during cross country season, clocking 15:08.35 over 4K in a 22nd-place showing at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational … recipient of a 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award from the NCAA, which recognizes student-athlete academic achievement among graduating seniors...did not compete during the indoors season…Outdoors, specialized in the 1,500 meters and ran a season-best time of 4:41.79 to finish 23rd in the event at the Duke Invitational.

2011-12: Competed four times during the fall...season-best for 5K was a 19:14 clocking at the Three Stripe Red Shirt Invitational...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Did not compete during the 2010-11 season.

2009-10: Best finish of the cross country season came at the Hagan Stone Classic, where she placed ninth in 18:45.9 over 5K...indoors, clocked 2:11.60 over 800m to finish third in the prelims at the ACC Championships...went on to finish seventh in the finals, clocking 2:13.66...turned in an 800m personal-best 2:09.90 at the Alex Wilson Invitational...member of the Duke 4x800m relay that clocked 9:51.96, the No. 2 duke performance, to take second place at the Armory Collegiate...outdoors, finished second in the 800m at the Carolina Fast Times, running 2:09.40...placed second at the Duke Twilight in the same event with a season-best 2:09.10...qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round, where she ran a 2:09.57...ran the 1,500m on three occasions, her best coming at the Georgia Tech Invite in 4:26.05...member of the 4x800m relay team that set a school record (8:33.378) at the Penn Relays on Apr. 24.

2008-09: Member of Duke's record-setting 4x800m relay in the outdoor season...the 4x800m relay on which she ran the third leg won the ECAC Outdoor Championships in 8:44.11, fifth all-time at Duke, earning All-East...set an NCAA Regional qualifier with her third-place showing in the 800m in a time of 2:09.02 at the UNC Elite meet outdoors...went on to the regional meet where the freshman ran 2:12.43 to finish 19th in the prelims in Greensboro, N.C....her time of 2:10.68 was good for 13th place in the prelims at the ECAC Outdoor Championships...her 2:13.87 placed her in 13th in preliminary competition at the ACC Outdoor meet...indoors, was the second-leg of the Duke 4x800m relay that won the Terrier Classic in 8:52.90, good for second all-time in school history...anchored the fifth all-time 4x400m relay at Duke, which came through in 3:50.46 to take 11th at the ACC Indoor Championships and qualify for ECACs...led off the sixth-place indoor DMR at ACCs that logged a total time of 11:44.86...ran the second-fastest 1000m of the season for the Blue Devils, clocking 2:51.04 to take fifth in the prelims at the indoor ECAC meet...was sixth in the finals of that event to earn All-East in 2:55.02...qualified for indoor ECAC's with her 2:13.25 that placed her fourth at the VT Challenge...notched top-10 individual finishes in the 800m at both the Terrier Classic and the Tar Heel Invitational indoors...in cross country, took 19th overall at the Wolfpack Invitational as she completed the 5K in 19:29.

Prior to Duke: 2008 outdoor 1,600m state champion...2007 outdoor state champion in the 800m and indoor state champion in the 4x800m relay...finished in fourth place at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals in the DMR...12-time, seven individual and five relay, West Regional champion.

Personal: Daughter of Todd and Rosanna Morrison...born Oct. 23, 1989...has three sisters Margaret, Tessa and Kathleen...majoring in math and history with a minor in English.


Cross Country PRs
5K- 18:45.9 (10/3/2009)
6K- 24:20 (10/17/2008)

Indoor PRs
800m- 2:09.90 (3/6/2010)
1,000m- 2:51.04 (3/7/2009)
Mile- 4:58.43 (2/20/2010)

Outdoor PRs
400m- 59.04 (4/11/2009)
800m- 2:09.02 (5/8/2009)
1,500m- 4:26.05 (5/15/2010)

Height: 5'5"
Year: Graduate
City/State: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Walt Whitman
Major: Math/History
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