Kadena senior Uriah Morris lets fly with the shot put. He threw a 15.15 on his first attempt, breaking the old district record by 3.03 meters, and what would have surpassed the Far East meet record of 15.11 set three years ago by Seoul American's David Davison. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Kadena senior Uriah Morris lets fly with the shot put. He threw a 15.15 on his first attempt, breaking the old district record by 3.03 meters, and what would have surpassed the Far East meet record of 15.11 set three years ago by Seoul American's David Davison. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Kadena's Morris among those making big strides in track

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – He can only wonder, Uriah Morris says, how far he could put the shot had he spent all four of his high school years at Kadena in track and field.

The senior demolished the island record in the shot put by 3.3 meters in Saturday’s Okinawa district finals, reaching 15.15 meters on his first of three attempts.

The old record was 12.12 set by Kadena’s Marquis Newton 13 years ago. Morris’ mark would exceed the Far East meet record of 15.11 set by David Davison of Seoul American four years ago.

This is just Morris’ first season of track and field; prior to this season, he played baseball.

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