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Morsi Rayyan shares what he is looking forward to in his senior year and his thoughts as a leader and talks team goals and depth (Sept. 4, 2013).
Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2013.
At Michigan ... Team Captain (2013) ... Member of the NCAA Great Lakes Regional championship team (2013)... All-Big Ten second team (2013) ... Two-time All-Great Lakes Region (2012, '13) ...Academic All-Big Ten (2013).
Senior (2013) ... Capped his career with a 154th-place finish (31:49.2) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Championships (Nov. 23) ... Finished 10th (30:38) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 15), earning All-Great Lakes Region honors ... Finished 11th (24:38.8) at the 8,000-meter Big Ten Championships (Nov. 3), earning All-Big Ten second team honors ... Finished 76th (24:13) at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 19) ... Made his season debut at the 8,000-meter Cowboy Jamboree (Sept. 28), finishing 16th in 25:10.03.
Junior (2012) ... Finished 186th (31:30.1) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Championships (Nov. 17) ... Finished 19th (31:38) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) , earning All-Great Lakes Region honors ... Finished 13th (24:10.8) at the 8,000-meter Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28), earning All-Big Ten second team honors ... Placed 92nd (24:14) at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin adidas invitational (Oct. 12) ... Opened the season with a 20th-place finish (24:46.8) at the 8,000-meter Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational (Sept. 22).
Sophomore (2011) ... Capped the season with an 179th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) in a time of 31:30.9 ... Recorded a 36th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) in 31:08.1 to help U-M earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships ... Finished 31st at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30) in a time of 24:32 ... Finished 172nd at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 14) in a time of 24:55.4 ... Clocked a time of 25:05.80 at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24) to finish 10th in his season debut.
Freshman (2010) ... Concluded the season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov, 13), posting a 72nd-place finish and a time of 32:05.12 time ... Clocked a career-best 25:06.5 en route to 57th place at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 31) ... Placed 195th (26:02.7) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) ... Led the Wolverines at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), placing 103rd in 24:55.4.
Prep ... Graduated from St. Johns High School (2010) ... National Honor Society ... St. Johns HS Outstanding Science Student of the Year (2010) ... Four-time Academic All-State selection ... Named Lansing State Journal's Distance Runner of the Year (2010) ... Lansing State Journal Dream Team (2010) ... Two-time all-state in cross country, finishing fifth (2009) and 26th (2008) at the Michigan state finals ... Twice placed in the 3200m at the Michigan state meet, finishing second (2010) and eighth (2009) ... Established St. Johns HS records in the 1600m and 3200m ... Four-time All-Capital Area Athletic Conference and three-time all-area in cross country.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on August 8, 1992 ... Son of Sadi Rayyan and Theresa Hubbard.
TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL BESTS (Through 2013 season):
Event -- Time/Mark (Date)
3,000m (I) -- 8:29.24# [8:31.94] (1/14/12)
5,000m (O) -- 13:57.34 (4/6/12)
10,000m (O) -- 29:43.44 (4/19/12)
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