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Morely brothers running wild


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By TERRY WILLIS
Sun Advocate sports reporter

Last year Brock Morely won first place in the hurdles at the state track meet. It was just a mark to improve on rather that an end point in his track career. He is on his way to trying to eclipse that achievement this season as he pushes himself to new heights.

Morely's track coaches are doing what they can to help him along. Carbon track coach Televise Allen spoke to the track coach at Davis High School, telling him about Morely and his brother J.J.'s abilities.

That request led to the Morley brothers being invited to run as individuals in the Davis Super Meet on Wednesday, March 24. Not one other 3A athlete was asked to compete.

The intention was to allow both Brock and J..J. to compete against some of the fastest hurdlers in the state. But Brock surpassed all expectations and not only held his own, but won both the 110 and 300 hurdle event.

He ran well enough that the organizers of the event took notice of his performance and he was named Athlete of the Meet.

The honors didn't stop there. Morley has been named the Desert News Prep Athlete of the week for March 29 as well.

Morely's mother Ranae said that running is a family passion. They have been going up to watch the state track meet each year since Brock was about 10.

Older brother Beau also ran track for Carbon High and his sister, Page, was part of the Carbon High cross country squad. He is part of a family of 12 and most of the family runs for either recreation, fitness or competition. JJ and Brock have been pushing each other for a long time now.

Brock has been running track since junior high. It was his sophomore year when he decided to give hurdle a try. He and his brother attend a BYU running camp each summer to keep active. He anchors the Dino 4 x 400 relay team as well as running the hurdle events. He played on the Carbon High basketball squad this season.

Last summer Brock went to the Utah Summer Games in St. George and won both hurdle events he was in. He also decided to try his hand at the shot put down there and took first in his age group in that as well.

Coach Jewkes informed Morely that SUSC was trying to contact him, but so far the family hasn't heard directly from SUSC. Brock is hoping to go there or USU. If he had his dream college it would be BYU.

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