LSU’s leading runner during the 2014 cross country season … Competed in all seven meets and finished as the Lady Tiger’s top performer in five of the seven events … Earned a spot on the 2014 Women’s Cross Country All-Louisiana Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Also selected as the LSU Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year during the 2014 LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet … Won the LSU Invitational title with a time of 18:15.14 at Highland Road Park … Clocked a time of 17:27.7 for third place at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede … Finished in 15th place at the Rice Invitational with a time of 14:16 … Finished in the Top 30 at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 17:22.1 for 29th place overall … Placed 31st with a time of 18:13.14 at the Crimson Classic … Competed in the SEC Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:31.35 for 52nd place as the top Lady Tiger … Finished the season at the NCAA South Central Regional where she placed 46th overall with a time of 21:43.40.
Competed in the NCAA South Central Regional, posting a personal-best 23:00.2 for a 85th-place finish … Ran in the SEC Championships for the second consecutive year, clocking 23:38.12 and placing 102nd … Placed 85th at the Mountain Dew Invitational while timing 23:53.81 … Finished 13th at the McNeese Stampede with a personal-best 5K time of 19:27.1 … Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival, clocking 20:45.7 … Ran in the Crimson Classic, timing 19:47.57.
The sole freshman performer on the team … Finished in the Top 30 twice in her debut season … Made her collegiate debut at the Commodore Classic 5k in Nashville, Tenn., where she raced to a 25:27.50 finish for 166th place … Contributed with a personal record 21:13.8 5k time at the McNeese Stampede for 26th place … Her best 6k and season-best 24th-place finish came at the LSU Invitational, clocking 24:01.4 … Competed in the SEC Championships where she clocked a 25:07.3 for 123rd place.
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.