Morton Runner Leading Team to Mountain Top

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Among the goals for Aspen Gordon this year is to secure a spot to run in college and secure a medal at state.

“I haven’t had the best state meets,” said the Morton senior. My freshman year, someone stepped
on my shoes. Sophomore year I was injured, last year I went fast and I got 30th.”

Gordon is already considered a notable leader. She’s an honor roll student who works day care at her church.

The senior captain who gives the pep talk and the prayer for her team before a cross country race.

“It helps to keep us encouraged. Gives us a sense of peace,” said Gordon. “It really helps.”

And the fastest runner on the Morton Potters is also the first one to help and encourage her team at the finish line. She can be seen cheering and handing water to her teammates as they finish.

“I love cheering on my teammates, being encouraging. They deserve it. They work
so hard every day too. I’m so proud of everybody,” said Gordon. “That’s what I would want somebody
to do for me.”

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