|City/State:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||Parkview Baptist HS|
Events: 800M (IN: 2:04.05; OUT: 2:02.29), 1,500M (4:20.21), Mile (4:40.07), 3,000M (IN: 9:45.79; OUT: 9:44.41)
One of the NCAA's elite 800-meter runners with her performance throughout the 2016 season ... An All-American during the outdoor season while scoring two points for the Lady Tigers with a seventh-place national finish in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon ... Crossed the finish line in seventh place in her first career NCAA final with a time of 2 minutes, 3.72 seconds after qualifying second overall with a time of 2:03.39 in the national semifinals at Hayward Field ... Cruised into the NCAA semifinal for the second-straight season after clocking 2:05.32 in the first round of qualifying and 2:04.86 in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida ... Kicked off her postseason run outdoors as the SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a run of 2:04.19 in the conference final ... Smashed her lifetime PR in the 800 meters with a run of 2:02.29 to finish as the top collegiate at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... Honored as the HERO Sports NCAA Division I Women’s Track & Field HERO of the Week after lighting up the Bernie Moore Stadium track with the No. 5-ranked performance outdoors in program history ... Won three-straight 1,500-meter titles during the outdoor season before also lining up in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Raced to her personal best of 4:20.21 in the event to win the 1,500 meters at the LSU Invitational ... Became the No. 5-ranked Lady Tiger in program history with her PR of 4:20.21 ... Also won the event at the Battle on the Bayou (4:24.14) and Texas Invitational (4:23.15) ... Placed 16th in 1,500-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:27.68 ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the 3,000 meters at Miami's Hurricane Twilight with a time of 9:44.41 in her first ever outdoor race in the event ... Also cracked LSU's all-time Top 10 list outdoors in the 3k as the No. 5-ranked Lady Tiger in history ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the outdoor season as an All-Louisiana performer in both the 800 meters and 1,500 meters as the state's top collegian in both events ... Crowned an SEC Champion for the first time in her collegiate career as the SEC Indoor Champion in the 800 meters ... Won the 800-meter title at the SEC Indoor meet with a run of 2:05.68 in the conference final ... Lined up in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the second-straight season ... Placed 13th in the NCAA Indoor semifinals with a run of 2:05.84 in qualifying ... Slashed a half second off of her indoor PR in the event with a seasonal-best time of 2:04.05 in a runner-up finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational, becoming the sixth-fastest Lady Tiger to run the event indoors ... Set a new personal best in her only mile race of the indoor season with a run of 4:40.07 for fourth place at the Razorback Invitational ... Became the second-fastest miler in school history with her PR of 4:40.07 ... Won the 3k at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with an indoor personal best of 9:36.91 to rank No. 3 on LSU's all-time performance list in the event ... Anchored the Lady Tigers to a record-breaking indoor season in the distance medley relay ... Helped the Lady Tigers make history by qualifying for the DMR at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in school history ... Anchored the Lady Tigers at the NCAA Indoor Championships as she teamed with Hollie Parker, Travia Jones and Hannah Deworth to run 11:23.22 for 10th place nationally ... Anchored each of the three fastest indoor DMRs in school history ... Helped the Lady Tigers qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships by running an indoor school record of 11:05.34 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Earned All-SEC honors in the event as an SEC Indoor Silver Medalist as she was part of the team that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 11:15.43 for second place overall at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Also anchored the team that first set a new school record of 11:16.92 in a fourth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational, which ended the season as the third-fastest time in program history ... Honored for her academic performance once again by picking up All-Academic honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season.
An NCAA semifinalist in the 800-meter run during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2015 … Clocked 2:04.82 in her semifinal heat at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene … Officially the 11th-place finisher in the 800-meter semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Ran 2:05.32 for third place in the first round of qualifying and her second-best time of the season at 2:03.93 for seventh place in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA semifinals in Eugene for the first time in her collegiate career … An All-SEC performer in the 800 meters during the outdoor season as the SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist … Crossed the finish line with a career-best third-place finish in the SEC Outdoor final with a time of 2:05.09 … Earned a lane in the final with the second-fastest qualifying time at the conference meet at 2:04.29 … Won the 800-meter title at the LSU Invitational with a career-best run of 2:03.12 in the team’s regular-season finale … Became the No. 8-ranked 800-meter runner outdoors in school history with her winning time of 2:03.12 at the LSU Invitational … Also won the 800-meter title at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout with her season-opening time of 2:06.86 in the event … Slashed her personal best in the 1,500 meters by nearly seven seconds in winning the event at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a time of 4:22.83 … Also became the No. 8-ranked 1,500-meter runner in the history of the Lady Tiger program in her PR of 4:22.83 … Took third in the 1,500 meters at the Jim Click Shootout with a time of 4:26.43 … Anchored LSU’s sprint medley relay teams on the 800-meter leg to a third-place finish at the Texas Relays (3:48.13) and fifth-place finish at the Penn Relays (3:54.78) … Also ran the second leg of LSU’s 4x800-meter relay team that placed third at the Texas Relays with a time of 8:49.83 … Anchored LSU’s distance medley relay to an 11th-place finish at the Penn Relays with a time of 11:53.02 … Ended the indoor season by running an indoor personal best of 2:04.53 for a ninth-place finish in the semifinal round at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center … Became the No. 6-ranked 800-meter runner indoors in school history with her PR of 2:04.53 … Anchored LSU’s All-SEC distance medley relay team to the silver medal at the SEC Indoor Championships with the fifth-fastest DMR time in school history at 11:25.24 … Scored five points for the Lady Tigers with a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships while running 2:04.87 at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Advanced to the SEC Indoor final with a run of 2:06.72 in the semifinal round … Won 800-meter titles at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (2:06.32) and LSU Twilight (2:07.42) … Placed third in the 800 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2:07.37) and sixth at the Iowa State Classic (2:06.75) … Opened her indoor season by running a personal best of 4:43.64 as the top collegian in the mile at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Honored as the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week following her season-opening run in the mile … Lowered her personal best to 4:43.52 in a runner-up finish in the invitational mile at Arkansas’ Razorback Invitational … Cracked the school’s all-time Top 10 list in the mile as the No. 6-ranked Lady Tiger in the event in team history … Ran on LSU’s winning distance medley relay teams at the LSU Indoor Invitational (11:45.08) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (11:35.51) … Also anchored LSU’s DMR to the second-fastest indoor time in school history in a second-place finish at the Iowa State Classic … Followed the collegiate season by being named a second-team All-American in the 800 meters for both the indoor and outdoor seasons by the USTFCCCA … Honored for her academic performance once again by picking up USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 800 meters in her debut season outdoors with the Lady Tigers … Ran 2:08.03 to finish in 38th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Scored three points for the Lady Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Raced to a lifetime personal best of 2:07.02 in the SEC final after qualifying with a time of 2:08.79 in the preliminary round … Also lined up in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships, finishing in 21st place in qualifying with a run of 4:34.67 … Won the 1,500-meter title at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a personal best of 4:29.59, moving her into the No. 10 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Finished runner-up in the B section of the 1,500 meters at the Texas Relays with a time of 4:32.50 … Opened the outdoor season with back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 800 meters at the Jim Mize Invitational (2:08.67) and Battle on the Bayou (2:09.18) … Also earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (2:09.82) and LSU Alumni Gold (2:08.02) … Competed primarily in the 800 meters during the indoor season … Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships with a run of 2:10.12 in qualifying … Anchored the Lady Tigers to an 11th-place finish in the distance medley relay at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 4:56.81 split on the mile leg … Ran the 400-meter leg on LSU’s DMR that won back-to-back titles at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (11:58.73) and Texas A&M Triangular (11:53.18) … Clocked an indoor PR of 2:08.86 in a third-place finish in the college section at the Tyson Invitational … Placed second at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (2:11.33), third at the Texas A&M Triangular (2:10.59) and sixth at the Aggie Invitational (2:10.39) … Ran a personal best of 4:56.19 converted to a banked track in a third-place finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight in her only appearance in the event of the season … Recognized for her performance in the classroom as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career … Also received all-academic honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Did not compete for the Lady Tigers during the 2013 season … Received a redshirt during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
PRIOR TO LSU
The top distance prospect in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2012 … Displayed her versatility during her prep career while winning three-straight Class 3A state titles in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters from 2010-12 at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 3A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Captured back-to-back Class 3A state titles in the 800 meters in 2010 and 2011 … Twice honored as the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Meet for Class 3A at the state meet in 2010 and 2011 with a sweep of state titles in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters … Clocked personal records of 2:19.20 in the 800 meters, 5:21.50 in the 1,600 meters and 12:11.34 in the 3,200 meters during her prep career at Parkview Baptist High School … Wrapped up her prep career by running a PR of 5:21.50 in the Class 3A final of the 1,600 meters in winning the state title in 2012 … Recorded her PR of 12:11.34 in the 3,200 meters in taking home the state championship as a junior in 2011 … Set her 800-meter PR of 2:19.20 at the 2011 Dutchtown Invitational … Added a Division 2 indoor state crown in the 800 meters during her junior season in 2011 after running 2:22.77 at the LHSAA Division 2 Indoor State Championships held at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House … Wrapped up her high school career as a three-time district and regional champion in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters from 2010-12 … Proved herself as one of the premier cross country runners in the state of Louisiana during her prep career … A two-time Baton Rouge metro champion in her age group in 2006 and 2007 … Was the Class 3A state runner-up in cross country in 2009 and 2010 … Claimed seventh place at the LHSAA Class 3A Cross Country State Championships as a senior in the fall of 2010 … Earned all-metro honors in cross country in each of her last three seasons from 2009-11 … Diagnosed with a stress fracture following the state cross country meet in 2011 that caused her to miss the 2012 indoor season as a senior … Competed internationally as part of the LA-TX-NM-CO cross country team in the Sports Down Under program … Competed at the 2010 Gold Coast Bulletin 5K Challenge held in Brisbane, Australia, finishing in 15th place out of 2,169 women and 80th place overall among men and women out of the 3,208 finishers with her time of 20:30 in the road race event … Also ran at the 2010 All-American Down Under Meet held at Pizzey Park in Queensland, Australia, posting a time of 21:05.54 in the varsity girls 5,000 meters while earning a 10th-place finish.
Full name is Morgan Layne Schuetz … Born on Jan. 8, 1994 … Parents are Alan and Lisa Schuetz … Has a one younger sister, Madison … Parents are both LSU alumni … On track to graduate with honors from Parkview Baptist High School … Has maintained a 3.94 cumulative grade-point average during her prep career … Named a Junior Marshall at Parkview Baptist High School as one of the Top 12 students in her graduating class … Has been a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club … Also participated in Literary Rally and Advanced Placement classes in high school … Volunteers at Baton Rouge Physical Therapy during the summers … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.