Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Andrew Pirie

William Morrison not contending for the 2021 Olympics and Shifts Focus to the 2021 SEA Games

The fourth one in William Morrison chose not to compete in any qualifying meets and instead will concentrate on the coming Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, according to Juico. “He’s fixing a personal problem that requires his attention.

He officially told us he’d concentrate on making it to the SEA Games and attempt to do it in the Paris Olympics in 2024,” said the former chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) during the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold PH, MILO® Philippines, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

Source: https://manilastandard.net/index.php/sports/active/347203/athletics-upbeat-on-ej-s-olympic-medal-chances.html

William Morrison Shotput February 29, 2020

Willie Morrison shot finished third in the 2020 Big Ten Championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

This time with a throw of 19.11m, and qualified for the Final. Andrew Liskowitz of Michigan won in 21.32m.

Liskowitz broke the 38-year-old meet record of Mike Lehmann set way back in 1982 at 21.10m. Liskowitz was the silver medalist at the World University Games in Napoli last year. 

Performances of William Morrison shotput this year he needs 21.10m to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

william morrison shotput

William Morrison Shotput February 23

SEA Games Champion Willie Morrison dropped back to 19.40m in the Shotput at the Alex Wilson Final. He was second again to Tim Nedow, who recorded 20.38m. The Olympic qualification is 21.10m.

Morrison consistent at 20 meters, February 15

Willie Morrison struck out again with a 20.09m throw. Showing superb consistency.

The Big Mac won the ‘Hoosier Hills Invitational‘ representing Indiana University.

The mark was just slightly off the 20.21m season’s best he had on Feb 8.

William Morrison Shotput  ‘The Big Mac’ Smashes past 20m Mark February 8, Notre Dame.

Willie Morrison shattered his own Philippine and Southeast Asian Indoor Record with an impressive 20.21m.

The performance erased his own 19.17m record set last month on January 19.

His outdoor record, the South East Asian Games record, remains at the 18.38m he threw at SEA Games, but that will be gone as soon as he hits the outdoor season.

Morrison, who represents the University of Indiana, finished 2nd at the Meyo Invitational behind Tim Nedow, who won with a 20.90m throw. Nedow, who has a PB of 21.18m, is the Canadian National Champion.

The 23-year-old needs to throw 21.10m to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics by June 29.

And he seems on the path to doing that right now.

He needs to improve an average of at least 17 cm each month to hit that goal.

Morrison outdoor PB is 20.40m on 22 June 2019. Before gaining a Filipino passport. The 20.21m marks the first time he has thrown over 20 meters in 7 months.

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William Morrison Shotput  January 31, Bloomington, Indiana.

Willie Morrison had another 19-meter throw at The Indiana University Relays. This time 19.06m.

However, earlier in the year, Morrison set a new Philippine Indoor Record at 19.17m.

As the World Indoors in China has now been canceled, Morrison is no longer targeting that meet and instead focussing on the 21.10m mark required to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the next 4-5 months.

Representing Indiana University.

The 23-year-old Morrison placed third in Bloomington behind Josh Freeman (20.30m). Freeman has a personal best of 20.91m.

Alabama’s Isaac Odugbesan, who represents Nigeria, took second with 19.26m, with his teammate Santiago Basso representing Chile in 4th in 18.96m.


January 25, Bloomington, Indiana

SEA Games Champion and Record Holder William Morrison Followed up with his National Indoor Record last week of 19.17m with a 19.00m win in the Shotput at Bloomington, Indiana.

He won the Gladstein Invitational. Morrison, who competes for the Philippines, represented his school at Indiana University. Qualifying for the world indoors is 20.95m, and for the Olympics is 21.10m, both to be staged later this year.


Big William Morrison – Hurls New Indoor Record in Shotput

January 19, 2020

william morrison shotput

William Morrison III opened his 2020 Season with a new national indoor record of 19.17m in the Men’s Shotput. 

Representing Indiana, Morrison finished 2nd at the Vanderbilt Invitational at Nashville, Tennesee.

He was behind David Pless, who hurled the shotput to 19.36m.

The 6’3 Morrison was the first Filipino in the SEA Games’ History to win a gold medal for the Philippines in Men’s Shotput last month in new Clark City with 18.38m.

Also, breaking the 16.74m outdoor national record of Eleazer Sunang. 

The mark also broke the SEA Games record of Chatchawal Polyam (17.74m) of Thailand in the 2011 SEA Games. 

His mark also smashes the previous Shotput National Indoor Record of Jesson ‘Panda’ Ramil Cid (11.35m), the 2013 SEA Games Decathlon Champion.

In conclusion, Pinoyathletics had started counting William Morrison’s national records when he first represented the Philippines at the 2019 SEA Games.


Olympic Targets

Morrison also is known as Wilipino. Also, he has a Personal best of 20.40m on 22 June 2019 at Bloomington before representing the Philippines.

Above all, he is part of a program of athletes aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 21.10m by June 29 is the qualification for Men’s Shotput at the Tokyo Olympics.

As one athlete Ernest Obiena has qualified so far, any other athletes to represent the Philippines in athletics, male or female, need to hit the qualifying criteria.

Other athletes aiming for the Olympic standard are Kristina Knott (200m), Eric Shauwn Cray (400 Hurdles), Zion Corrales-Nelson (200m), and Natalie Uy (Pole Vault).

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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