Former KU track athlete, Ottawa native, gets her first rose on ABC’s “The Bachelor”

Lisa Morrisey of Ottawa is a contestant on the 15th season of The

Ottawa's Lisa Morrisey was a standout on KU's track team before getting picked for this round of The

The 15th season of “The Bachelor” opened to the show’s second lowest ratings ever for a premiere, but folks in Lawrence have every reason to tune in to the season’s second episode: Lisa Morrisey.

The Ottawa native and former Kansas University track standout was one of 20 women to receive a rose from bachelor Brad Womack on the show, which appears at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Viewers didn’t get to see too much of “Lisa M.,” but enough to know that she happened to be wearing ruby shoes to display her Kansas roots. The show had auditions in Shawnee this summer.

To see all of the first “Bachelor” episode featuring head to