Morgan joins the Memphis cross country team this fall...A highly touted distance runner from Australia, the senior transfer from The University of South Australia will provide Memphis with a top runner to round out its cross country team...He is considered one of the top distance runners in Australia and is a contender to earn a spot on the Australian Olympic team in 2004...Morgan will only compete in cross country this fall.
2000-03: (University of South Australia)...CROSS COUNTRY-Was the South Australian cross country champion in 2003...Personal best time of 25:17.00 (8K)...TRACK-Was the South Australian champion in the 800m and 1500m in 2002...Qualified for the finals of the 1500m at the Australian Track Championships in 2003...Personal best times of 3:48.20 (1500m), 8:49.70 (3000m Steeplechase), 14:34.10 (5000m), 1:52.30 (800m), 30:35.00 (10,000m).
PREP: Attended Glenunga H.S...Was the 1998 cross country/track team captain...Named the South Australian Under-20 Cross Country Athlete of the Year in 1999...Named Best Performed Track Athlete at Glenunga H.S. four times from 1995-1998...Set his high school records with personal best times in the 1500m (4:06), 800m (2:00.10) and the 3000m (8:57.00)...Also played basketball and tennis in high school...Coached by Hartley Wheeler.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kym Morgan...Born in Adelaide, Australia on January 12, 1980...Major is undecided...Holds a degree from the University of South Australia in Recreation and Planning Management...Son of Thomas and Therese Morgan...Father is a teacher, mother is a nurse...Nickname is "Morgs"...Chose Memphis because the team has a great shot at making it to the NCAA Championships in 2003 and Adam Didyk was a teammate of his at South Australia...Enjoys all sports, listening to music and hanging out with friends...Favorite bands are "Powderfinger", "Nirvana", favorite movie is "Pulp Fiction", favrite book is "Autobiography of Seb Coe"...After college hopes to run for Australia in the Olympics.