Felix, Morton Strong at Cal Invite/Mt. SAC Multis

AZUSA, Calif. - Boise State's Kurt Felix and Alexi Morton completed day one of the California Invitational/Mt. SAC Relays Multi-Events on Wednesday (April 18) sitting in second-place and seventh-place, respectively.  The meet, which is contested at Azusa Pacific University Stadium, is held in conjunction with the Mt. SAC Relays.

Felix tallied 4212-points after five events in the Mt. SAC Relays Decathlon competition, a career-best day-one total. Felix sits 101-points out of first-place held by Edward Broadbent of HPC Elite heading into Thursday's second day of competition.

The redshirt senior began his day with an eighth-place finish in the 100-meters, crossing the finish line in 11.08-seconds. The St. Davids, Grenada, native showed his strength in the jumps, winning the long jump with a near career-best of 25'-4.50" (7.74m), just one-quarter of an inch off of his lifetime best. Felix's shot put was a bit off the mark on Wednesday, throwing 41'-7.75" (12.69m) for a 14 th-place finish, over two-feet off of his career-best. Bouncing back and showing off his jump skills again, Felix cleared an outdoor season-best of 6'-9" (2.06m) in the high jump to place second in the event. He capped off his day with a huge career-best effort in the 400-meters, running a 48.82-second race to place third, an improvement of .84-seconds.

Morton worked her way to a seventh-place first-day finish by totaling 2,971-points in the California Invitational "A" Heptathlon competition. Her four-event total from Wednesday is just ahead of pace from her heptathlon score earned a few weeks ago at the Texas Relays.

The sophomore opened her day with a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 14.71-seconds. Moving to the high jump, Morton tied her season-best of 5'-5.25" (1.66m), good for a tie for fourth-place in the event. The Auburn, Wash., native threw 32'-11.75" (10.05m) in the shot put, tying for 16 th-place, followed by a 20th-place finish in the 200-meters in a time of 26.52-seconds to close out the day.

Tatum Souza of UCLA leads the California Invitational heptathlon field of 33 athletes after day one, totaling 3,204-points.

Morton continues her heptathlon competition on Thursday with the long jump, javelin and 800-meters. She begins her day at 11 a.m. (MT) at the Azusa Pacific University Stadium.

Felix has five events remaining on Thursday, including the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500-meters. He begins his day of competition at 1:30 p.m. (MT) on Thursday.

Live results should be available Thursday at: http://www.apu.edu/athletics/live/trackandfield/

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