"It was a pretty good day for us," Florida coach Mike Holloway said. "Mike Morrison had the best jumping series of his life tonight. He had the second-best jump of his career and was just a centimeter off his outdoor best. I'm also happy with the way the DMR ran and how Kyle Farmer performed."
Morrison's leap of 7.86m/25-9.50 is the second longest in the nation among collegiate athletes this season and stands as the fourth-best mark in Florida indoor history.
Farmer was the top collegiate finisher in the 200m as he clocked a provisional time of 21.15 - which ranks among the top 20 times in the nation thus far. Freshman Richard Adu-Bobie (Orleans, Canada), a 2004 Olympian, made his collegiate debut by finishing 11th in the 200m with a time of 21.58.
The DMR team posted a season-best time of 9:43.50 in finishing third, while sophomore Daniel Parker (Orlando, Fla.) recorded a personal best in the 5,000m by taking 13th in 14:29.43.
The Iowa State Classic continues on Saturday. Results of the meet will be available upon its conclusion at www.cyclones.com