Photo submitted Greene County graduate Carter Morton celebrates after throwing a new personal record in the javelin event during a recent track meet held in California.

Morton sets career-bests at California meet

Staff Report

It was a start to remember. 

University of Northern Iowa junior, and Greene County graduate, Carter Morton seemed to impress as the Panthers competed at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University. Morton was able to compete in the decathlon event, where he was able to notch three career-best marks. One of the first career bests that he had was in the 100 meter dash where he ran the event in 11.05 seconds. The throwing events seemed to be good for the Panther junior. He set another career-best mark in the discus with a throw that measured 33.67 meters. Later, in the javelin Morton was able to launch it 53.38 meters. According to a press release from UNI, Morton also had a group-leading high jump effort of 2.01 meters. Morton was sixth overall in his group and he was able to record 7,210 points, a career-best mark. Morton recorded 850 points in the 100 meter. He had 637 points from the javelin and 537 points from the discus. Other points and results for Morton: Long jump (835 points) 7.09 meter; Shot put (565 points) 11.32 meters; High jump (813 points); 400 meters (774 points) 50.88 seconds; 110 hurdles (852 points) 14.98 seconds; Pole Vault (790 points) 4.06 meters; 1,500 meter run (557 points) 5:00.56. 

Contact Us

Jefferson Bee & Herald
Address: 200 N. Wilson St.
Jefferson, IA 50129

Phone:(515) 386-4161