LOS ANGELES - Marqise Lee spends a late morning at USC's Cromwell Field & Loker Track Stadium fine tuning.
In gray shorts and a gray USC football t-shirt, the USC freshman All-American works on mechanics five days removed from the biggest track meet of his life.
He's momentarily put the football aside to enter the long jump pit.
The track season for him is not quite finished, much to his surprise.
The same competitiveness and tenacity that earned him Pac-12 Freshman Offensive co-Player of the Year on the football field last fall, was on display last week at the NCAA Regionals.
Down to his last try, Lee needed a good jump.
He was struggling finding the board. His first jump was just 18 feet. On his second attempt, he fouled. Lee along with everybody else at the meet in Austin, Texas knew that wasn't going to be enough to advance.
"I knew I wanted to do something for the team," Lee said. "Even though they say track is an individual sport, it's still a team thing because y...