Felix, Morton Complete Day One at Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas - Boise State track and field multi-event athletes Kurt Felix and Alexi Morton traveled to Austin, Texas, to compete in the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Wednesday and Thursday (March 28-29). Felix leads the decathlon field after five events with 4,194-points, while Morton completed day one of the heptathlon in 19th-place with 2,966-points.

Felix earned one win and had three career-best efforts on Wednesday (March 28) helping him to lead the men's decathlon after day one at the Texas Relays. Felix leads Texas' Isaac Murphy, who sits in second, by two points. Felix also sits 283-points ahead of 2011 NCAA Outdoor decathlon runner-up and 2012 NCAA Indoor heptathlon champion, Curtis Beach (Duke).

The St. Davids, Grenada, native began the day with the 100-meter dash, running an 11.06-second race, only .03-seconds off of his career-best, placing 10 th overall. He moved on to long jump where he had an uncharacteristic first attempt. He came back in the second attempt ready for battle, leaping to a new career-best mark of 25'-4.75" to win the long jump portion of the decathlon. The redshirt-senior's efforts marked not only a career effort, but also the third-best long jump mark in Boise State outdoor track and field history. Shortly after, Felix continued on to the shot put, earning an outdoor career-best mark of 44'-4.75" to place third, while also clearing 6'-7.50" to place second in the high jump. He ended the day with a third career-best, running a 49.66-second 400-meter dash, placing seventh.

Felix opens up day two of the decathlon on Thursday (March 29) with the 110-meter hurdles at 11:00 a.m. (CT). He continues on with the discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500-meters to complete his 10-event competition. Felix chases his career-best total of 7,412 as well as the school record of 7,712-points scored by Brian Davidson in 1996.

Morton opened up her day with a 15 th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. The sophomore recorded a time of 14.69-seconds, good for third in her heat. The Auburn, Wash., native went on to tie for 13th in the high jump, clearing 5'-5.25", as well as placing 14th in the shot put (34'-4.75"). Morton ended her day with a 19th-place finish in the 200-meters with a time of 26.95-seconds.

Thursday Morton chases her lifetime-best seven-event total of 4,961-points. She will compete in the long jump, javelin and 800-meters to complete the heptathlon. West Virginia's Chelsea Carrier-Eades leads the heptathlon with 3,536-points. The heptathlon is slated for a 12 noon (CT) start tomorrow.

Live results for the meet can be followed at: www.texassports.com/livestats/tex-relays/.

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