• 1,500 meters - 4:00.07 (#7 U.S. performer all-time)
• 800 meters - 1:58.37
• 2012 Olympic Finalist - 1,500 meters
• 2011 World Championship Finalist – 1,500 meters
• 2011 Diamond League Champion – 1,500 meters
• Ranked #1 in the World at 1,500 meters in 2011
• 2011 & 2012 U.S. Champion – 1,500 meters
• 2010 U.S. Indoor Champion – 1,500 meters
• 4-time NCAA All-American (Cornell ‘07)
Plymouth High School '03 (Plymouth, Indiana)
• Indiana State Champion - 800 meters
• High School Personal Bests: 2:13 (800m)
Morgan Uceny never dreamed of being on an Olympic team. Well, maybe she did, but those dreams were of playing on a basketball court not running around a track. An accomplished point-guard throughout high school, she dreamed of one day playing in the WNBA. But the seeds of running were planted when she went out for cross country in 6th grade - her cousin was a runner so she decided to give it a try too. Her freshman year she placed 3rd at the Indiana State Cross Country Championships. Her junior year she won the state championship in the 800 meter run.
With an 800-meter personal best of 2:13.04 Morgan didn’t have big-time colleges knocking on her door. The University of Illinois was her #1 choice and she was intent on heading there. However her parents had already bought her a plane ticket for a visit to Cornell University. She went thinking it wouldn’t amount to much but everything changed once she arrived on campus. She fell in love with Cornell and off she went in the fall where she would be a communications major and compete on the track team.
At Cornell she had a rough freshman year. She ran slower than she had in high school and considered quitting. That summer she decided to really train and be dedicated to her running. That decision paid off. She became All-American her sophomore year in the 800 meter run. By the time she graduated from Cornell in 2007 she would be a 4-time All-American and placed 6th at the NCAA Championships her senior year where she ran a personal best 2:02.33 in the 800. Two weeks later she placed 4th at the US Championships lowering her PB to 2:01.75.
That race would lead to a sponsorship with a running shoe company and start her professional running career. Over the next five years Morgan would accomplish what only a few will ever achieve - becoming one of America’s top middle distance runners ever. She is the 7th best U.S. performer all-time in the 1500. She is a World Championship and Olympic finalist in the 1500. In 2011 she was the Diamond League Champion and was ranked #1 in the world in the 1500.
From where she started, through college, the World Championships, the Olympics, to today and everything in between. You’ll be able to ask Morgan all the questions you want answers to……at Aim High!
Morgan currently resides in Boston, MA and trains under the watchful eye of her long-time coach Terrance Mahon. Mahon has coached other great U.S. runners such as Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Jen Rhines (AH ’14) and Anna Pierce.
Contact: Jennifer & David Patruno
David at work: 315-472-0744
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