The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior throws specialist won three gold medals at the Class 5A state meet this past season, helping the Chargers capture the state title as a team. Morris launched the javelin 195 feet, 10 inches to finish first, and added victories in the shot and discus with a career-best throw of 58-6 in the former and 179-0 in the latter. His career-best performances in both the javelin (204-10) and discus (188-6) this season ranked as the nation's No. 15 and No. 46 distances among prep competitors at the time of his selection. Morris concluded his prep track career as a three-time state champion in each of his throwing events as well as the state record-holder in the shot, discus and javelin.
Morris has maintained a 3.41 GPA in the classroom and has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Colorado State University beginning this fall.
An accomplished classical guitarist and a two-year letterman in basketball, Morris has donated his time on behalf of Albuquerque's Animal Humane Adoption Center, the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch for equine therapy and the Special Olympics in addition to volunteering as a youth and masters track coach. "Jackson Morris is one of the best throwers I've seen over my 36 years in coaching," said Los Alamos High coach Bob Scott. "He's a fine young man and he competes hard and with dignity. He's truly a pleasure to watch."