Morris Takes 8th In 400 IM At USA Championships

Aug. 8, 2010

IRVINE, Calif. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore-to-be Brennan Morris finished eighth in the finals of the 400-meter individual medley at the 2010 ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships this weekend at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. In the process, Morris notched the highest finish ever by a current Greyhounds swimmer.

Morris, who was the 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Year, qualified for the finals with a time of 4:20.77 in the preliminaries.

He then finished eighth in the final with a time of 4:22.64.

Morris also competed in the 1,500-meter freestyle, swimming a time of 15:46.04 in the preliminaries. He did not qualify for the finals and finished 31st overall in the event.

Earlier in the week, Morris was featured in a profile story on the U.S. Swimming website. Correspondent Mike Watkins spoke with Morris and writes about his experiences at the 2009 World Championships and other swimming plans. Click here to read the story.