SHJ Girls Runner of the Year: SCA's Logan Morris

Spartanburg Christian Academy seventh-grader Logan Morris is already a two-time SCISA 2A state champion and won the county title with a meet-record time of 18.50. Morris also won the Eye Opener, Citadel Invitational and SCA Invitational titles.

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal


It didn’t take long for Logan Morris to emerge as the runner to beat this year.

Morris said she’s pleased with the individual honors, but she wants to keep the focus on her team.

“I just want to encourage the team to also do our best,” she said. “It’s a great and awesome achievement to win two straight individual and team state titles and one that very few people can say they accomplished. Our team is young, and we just have to keep working hard.”

The defending SCISA 2A state champion from Spartanburg Christian Academy kicked off the season by winning the Eye Opener in September. Morris then went on to win the Spartanburg County championship, setting a record with a time of 18.50, and a second straight individual state title. The Warriors also won their sixth straight state team title.

As a result, Morris, a seventh-grader, has been named the Herald-Journal Girls Runner of the Year.

“I’m very shocked because I’m just in middle school,” Morris said. “It’s a great accomplishment and achievement. It’s overwhelming me with excitement.”

Morris also won the Citadel and SCA invitational championships. She broke a school record with a time of 18.41 at the SCA Invitational.

SCA coach Steve Conway said Morris has been a pleasant surprise.

“I constantly have to adjust my thinking with Logan as she continually redefines what is possible for a seventh-grader from a small Christian school,” he said. “Logan, at just 12 years old, is the Spartanburg County record holder, yet she is still the same quiet, humble and sweet girl who does everything to the best of her ability in order to glorify her Lord.”

Morris said she even surprised herself with the successful season.

“I went to the Eye Opener and wasn’t expecting to win. I just wanted to break 20 (minutes) at the Milliken Course. I won and broke 20 and was very surprised,” she said. “The county was a big race. I started strong and was able to stay close to the front. I was just trying to listen to my parents and coach and respect what they were telling me to succeed and win.”