Morgan Smalls – Athletics
HIGH SCHOOL: Smalls is a 2020 graduate of Panther Creek High in Cary, NC and was named the 2019 and 2020 North Carolina Gatorade Athlete of the Year. Smalls has PRs of 6-3.25 in the high jump, 42-10.25 in the triple jump, 20-2.25 in the long jump, 11.94 in the 100m, 24.46 in the 200m and 55.45 in the 400m. She set five high school records in North Carolina (HJ & LJ indoor and outdoor and LJ indoors) and won 13 NCHSAA 4A State titles. She won the gold medal in the high jump at the 2019 New Balance National Indoor Championships with a rating of 6-3.25, the fourth highest score of all time in high school. She went on to win the 2019 New Balance National Outdoor Championships with odds of 6-2.25. She led Panther Creek HS to the 2019 North Carolina 4-A title, winning the TJ and HJ and taking second in the LJ and 400m. She competed for the United States at the Senior Pan American Games in the high jump and placed 10th with a clearance of 5-8.50 (1.74m), with the event winner having more than twice her age. At the 2019 Memoria Barrientos in Cuba, she won the HJ gold medal with 5-10.5 and finished sixth in the TJ with 40-11.5. She has been NSAF NBN All American High Jumper 5 times, NSAF NBN All American Triple Jumper 3 times and NSAF NBN All American Long Jumper 2 times. She has also been a SWAC Conference MVP 6 times and NC State MVP 4 times. Other accolades include 2019 National Player of the Year, 2017-2020 US TF Athlete, 2020 Honorary US Athlete, 2020 North Carolina State Female Athlete of the Year and the 2019 and 2018 North Carolina State Woman. Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
STAFF: Morgan was born May 11, 2002… Her parents are Vaughn and Nicole Smalls and she has three siblings, Justin, Kirstin and Nolan… Her volunteer work includes cleaning the tobacco trail… One of her hobbies is chrocheting… Her favorite dishes are Macaroni and Cheese, Yams, Raisins, Twizzlers and her father’s grilled chicken… Her favorite movie is Nacho Libre and her favorite musical artists are J. Cole, Roddy Ricch and Beyonce… She specializes in Human Biology at USC.
BEST OF CAREERS: HJ – 6-2.25 / 6-3.25i TJ – 42-10.25 LJ – 20-2.25