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Aledo junior Graydon Morris wins 5A boys’ cross country meet to repeat as state champion

Aledo junior Graydon Morris won the boys’ Class 5A state cross country meet this afternoon at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock for the second consecutive year. Photo by Travis Harsch

Aledo junior long-distance runner Graydon Morris ran a time of 15:03.98 to win the Class 5A boys’ state cross country meet this afternoon at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.

Cameron Kleiman of Austin Johnson finished second with a time of 15:08.41.

Morris, who won the state meet last year as a sophomore, was making his third appearance at the 5A state meet. In 2016 he finished third as a freshman, and has now won three medals at the state meet.

Morris earned his way to the state meet by winning the 5A, Region I meet with a time of 14:34.4, easily winning over the second-place finisher. Morris has won the regional meet in all three years he has competed.

Morris, who was Aledo High School’s lone qualifier to this year’s state meet, also won the boys’ District 4-5A title this year, his third consecutive district championship.

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Back to School Fair and Health Clinic

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Cat Adoptions

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 17

Dog Adoptions

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 17

Fashion Show

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mon 19

Rotary Club of Aledo

August 19 @ 11:30 am
Wed 21

Professional Development Lunch

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 24

Dog Adoptions

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Aledo Clay Busters Tryouts

August 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Aledo Community Lions Club

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hiring 101

August 30 @ 12:00 pm