2009: Had a breakout year for the Wildcats, especially during his outdoor campaign...During the season, the only long jump event that Rivera-Morales didn't win in which he competed was the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championship where he still earned All-American honors with his sixth place finish...He was the conference champion indoors and outdoors in both the long and triple jumps...Set the fourth longest jump in UA history with his winning mark of 7.95m (26-1), also a career best...His second best career mark was the 7.94m (26-0 ½) mark he set at the National Championship meet...It was the first time a UA long jumper had scored on the national level since 1984...He also set the UA's third biggest triple jump mark at 15.97m (52-4 ¾) at the Mt. Sac Relays...Is the only UA athlete outside of 1964 Olympian Gayle Hopkins to hold top-10 school marks in both long jump events... 2008: Clearly one of the top newcomers during the 2008 season... Rivera began his UA career with a bang as he set an indoor stadium record in his first meet as a Wildcat at the Blue and Orange Classic in Idaho with his jump of 7.82m (25-8) in the long jump...Went on to finish the indoor season with a ninth place finish at the NCAA National Indoor Championships, jumping the same distance of 7.84m (25-8 ¾) ...During the outdoor season, Rivera again competed in the NCAA National Championships after finishing in fifth at the West Regional Championships in the long jump with his mark of 7.54m (24-9)...Earned All-Conference honors in both the long and triple jump events...
Central Arizona Community College: Was a member of the their 2007 National Junior College Championship men's squad ... Won junior college national championship in both the triple jump and the long jump.
Luis Rivera-Morales ... Born 6-21-87, in Agua Prieta, Mexico ... Son of Alejandra Morales and Luis A. Rivera ... Hobbies include listening to music, playing soccer and playing the guitar ... Majoring in engineering ... Previously attended Central Arizona College before coming to Arizona.
Long Jump: 7.95m (26-1); Triple Jump: 15.97m (52-4 ¾)