McCallie School's Hakim McMorris, the reigning TSSAA Division II-AA state decathlon and 300-meter hurdles champion, will be continuing his track and field career at the University of California in Berkeley. McCallie is holding a signing ceremony for him this morning.
McMorris had the most decathlon points of any high school competitor in the country last spring, and three days later he finished second in the state in triple jump, tied for third in high jump and was sixth in 110 hurdles in addition to winning the 300 hurdles. He also is a receiver and defensive lineman for the football team, which is still alive in the state playoffs.
Hakim's brother, Malik, is a junior fullback at Cal.
"Cal just felt like home," McMorris said Tuesday. "Knowing a little about the campus and having my brother already there definitely helped.
"They talked to me about competing in the decathlon and a couple of jumping events possibly. I'm very excited for the opportunity."