Aledo's Graydon Morris (center) leads a pack of runners as they compete in the Class 5A 3,200-meter run at Myers Stadium on May 11, 2018. Morris won the race. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas wins gold on the recruiting trail as Aledo’s Morris twins pledge to the Longhorns

Posted October 21st, 2019

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After receiving verbal commitments from a pair of gold medalists, burnt orange won’t be the only color tied to the Texas track and field program’s upcoming recruiting class.

Gracie Morris, a senior at Aledo High, tweeted on Sunday that she will run at Texas next year. Graydon Morris, Gracie’s twin brother, revealed the same news on Instagram.

Graydon Morris is currently the two-time defending champion at the University Interscholastic League’s Class 5A cross-country meet. He has won the last two Class 5A 1,600-meter runs during the track and field season. Graydon finished first in the Class 5A 3,200 meters as a sophomore, and he won silver in that race in 2017 and 2019.

Gracie Morris is also a gold medalist as she won the Class 5A 800-meter title in 2017. That spring, she was also the runner-up in the 1,600 meters. As a sophomore, Gracie placed third at the Class 5A cross-country meet.

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