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The modesty continues to serve him well.
Morton already has earned victories at the Highland Invitational, Murray Invitational and Herriman Invitational this season.
A closer look
Alta senior Kramer Morton’s performances at the 5A state meet:
Year Finish Time
2012 1 15:13.2
2011 9 15:56.4
He logged more miles than ever before over the summer, focusing on high-elevation aerobic training to lock down his base. Next up: speed.
"I train to be strong enough aerobically to stick with anybody," Morton said. "Then I’ll win with my kick."
That’s the goal. But even as he stocks up on victories, Morton maintains a healthy respect for his main opponents.
After all, he knows what it takes.
"It’s really an honor to be able to race against all these guys," he said. "And at the end of the race, you’re so exhausted, no one has the energy to be angry. It’s all about respect."
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