Junior Korey Morton set a new school and meet record for the 55 meter dash, competing on January 31st for the FCIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship.
To Morton, beating the school record was the biggest accomplishment he has had in his short career which only began his sophomore year. “I'm surprised someone like me was able to beat the record,” said Morton who trained for this achievement by working during the off-season with Coach Rudy and Coach Bradley.
At the start of the season, Morton’s goal was to make all FCIAC, an accomplishment he achieved quite easily. “All FCIAC is always a goal and something I am happy that I accomplished and there will be more to come.”
Morton started off playing basketball, that was his biggest interest, but after Coach Dustin stepped down as the varsity basketball coach coming into Morton’s sophomore year, he lost interest in the sport and wanted to try something new. This became track.
Despite his success in track, Morton is planning on playing baseball in college, currently looking at schools such as: Bryant and Seton Hall to play at. “Running track is another way for training for baseball, it’s going to help me improve my speed.”
Doing all this work in track, Morton feels that he will be ready for the baseball season to start as they play Norwalk High away on March 30th for their season opener.