Chris Morland

Chris MorlandAthlete • Inducted 2006

Chris Morland became the first athlete to sweep a track and field event two straight years. In 1994, Morland captured the East Jayhawk, Region VI and NJCAA championship in the javelin. His mark of 222'2" set a national meet record. He followed his sophomore year by again sweeping all three championships in the javelin, becoming the first JCCC athlete to have that accomplishment. He also set the East Jayhawk Conference meet record with a mark of 223'3", and the Region VI meet record with a throw of 237'10", which was also a JCCC record. He still owns the JCCC, conference and region records today. He was also honored as his team’s MVP following his sophomore season.

Morland continued his career at the University of Tennessee, where he was a two-time NCAA qualifier in the javelin. He posted a 15th-place finish nationally in 1996. That season, Morland was ranked 12th in the United States, and was a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. Morland was also a two-time Southeastern Conference performer in the javelin, placing third in 1996 and fifth in 1998. His senior season, Morland was chosen the Tennessee team captain and awarded the Comeback Player of the Year Award.