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STATE CHAMP: Morris Defends Class 5A Cross Country Title

Graydon Morris Aledo Bearcat junior runner Graydon Morris returned to the top of the podium Saturday in Round Rock.

Morris repeated as the Class 5A cross country state champion finishing with a time of 15:03.98. Cameron Kleiman of Austin Johnson finished second with a time of 15:08.41.

Morris, regarded as one of the nation's top distance runners, has earned three consecutive trips to the UIL state meet. He finished third as a freshman.