The University of Arizona men's and No. 7 women's track and field program will host the 2013 Tucson Elite Classic on Thursday and Saturday at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.
Two-time MPSF Indoor Champion
2011 NCAA Indoor All-American
2011 NCAA Outdoor All-American
2012 NCAA Indoor All-American
2012 NCAA Outdoor Second-team All-American
2012 Pac-12 Championships Runner-Up
2012 Academic All-American
2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2012: Indoors, Rivera-Morales had a personal-best clearance of 7-4.25 at the Boise State Team Challenge, good for first place ... He took third place at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 7-1.5 ... At the NCAA Championships, Rivera-Morales cleared 7-2.5 and took seventh place, good for All-America honors ... Outdoors, Rivera-Morales had a season-best clearance of 7-4.5 on two separate occasions, at the Mt. SAC Relays he took second place and he took first place at the Jim Click Shootout ... At the Pac-12 Championships, Rivera-Morales earned a runner-up finish by clearing 7-1.5 ... At the NCAA West Preliminaries, he tied for 11th place with a clearance of 7-1.5 ... At the NCAA Championships, Rivera-Morales earned an 11th-place finish with a clearance of 7-2.5, good for second-team All-America accolades ... At the U23 NACAC Championships, Rivera-Morales cleared 7-3.75, good for first place in the competition.
2011: Indoors, he won the high jump at MPSF Championships with a mark of 7-2.25 ... Also took home a win at the Texas A&M Challenge and the Razorback Invitational, with marks of 7-2.25 and 7-3, respectively ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships, he finished sixth, clearing 7-2.5 ... Outdoors, he set a personal best at the Mt. SAC relays, jumping 7-5.75 and finishing fourth ... He finished fifth at the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships, slowed by a blister on his foot, and cleared a 7-1.5 ... Represented Mexico at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China ... Cleared 7-0.5 in the qualifying rounds of the high jump but did not advance to the finals ... Ended the season in the high jump qualifying rounds at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea ... He cleared 7-3.
2010: Recorded personal bests in the high jump and triple jump ... Cleared a height of 7-3.75 at the MPSF Indoor Championships and won the title ... Also at the MPSF Championships, he marked a triple jump of 47-7.25 to earn a bronze finish ... Placed fifth at the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships and earned a spot at the NCAA Championships where he placed 18th ... Rivera-Morales went on to represent his native country of Mexico in the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada ... Qualified for the final and placed sixth with a high jump of 7-1.5.
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at the Mexican National Championships during his junior and senior seasons ... Won the national title in the high jump in 2009, clearing a then-personal best of 7-3 ... Was the national runner-up in 2008 with a height of 7-0 ... Ranked as the No. 1 competitor in the event in all high schools in Mexico ... Also during his senior campaign, he marked a triple jump of 48-0 in his second competition ever, giving him second place at the Mexico Junior National Championships ... He is the only native of Mexico to win the International Children's Games and he did it twice, first in Coventry, then in Bangkok ... In 2009, representing Mexico, he competed in the Pan-American Junior Games in Trinidad and Tobago, finishing in second place ... Academically, he won a math excellence award for obtaining one of the top scores in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born Edgar Alejandro Rivera-Morales in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico ... Son of Luis and Alejandra Rivera ... His brother, Luis, is one of the UA's most accomplished student-athletes in the long jump ... Majoring in industrial engineering.