Bryn Morley, the younger sister of Bigfork standout Makena Morley, made quite the splash last weekend at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
The soon-to-be high school freshman held her own against two of the all-time great prep distance runners, placing third in the 1,500 race behind Alexa Efraimson of Camas, Washington, and Elise Cranny of Niwot, Colorado.
Morley ran 4 minutes, 26.34 seconds in the finals. She ran 4:36.23 the previous day in the qualifying round.
The USATF meet featured many of the top young runners in the nation.
Efraimson won the 1,500 in 4:16.87, which was slower than her personal record of 4:07.05, the second fastest mark all-time for high school girls. Cranny was second in 4:17.40, also slower than her PR of 4:10.95, the third fastest time on record. Nike pro Mary Cain holds the all-time fastest 1,500 of 4:04.62, which she set a year ago. She didn’t run the 1,500 last weekend but won the 3,000. Efraimson will be a high school senior in the fall and Cranny will compete at Stanford University.
Morley will begin her high school career next month in Bigfork.
Click here to watch a video interview with Bryn.
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