Future Star: Zion Morrison Is Ready To Be The Chosen One

Middle-School phenom Zion Morrison details his excellent day at the CYUP Misfits Invitational


Chicagoan Zion Morrison is just getting started in his journey as a track and field athlete. He is an eighth grader at Lindblom School competing for the Gately Park Running Club. But his official on-record journey started sometime around 2018 with the Chicago Foxes and Hounds Track Club.

Morrison earned his first trip to the AAU Nationals in 2019. Although he did not come away with any hardware, the introduction of youth greatness was right in his face. 

Subsequently, Morrison has won a bevy of medals from recent indoor and outdoor seasons which has led us up to this point.

2023 is a year in which Morrison has to decide on a high school and there are several established stakeholding coaches seeking to teach and coach him for the next four years... and rightfully so.

Morrison, thus far during this early set of meets, won nearly everything in sight and produced personal bests. His marks are as follows with US rankings: 60m (US#4- 7.39), 200m (US#2- 23.32), 300m (US#1- 38.28), 60HH (US#4- 9.16), long jump (US#3- 19'3").

At the CYUP Misfits Invitational presented by HOKA, Morrison won three events: 60, 300, and long jump. The dominant performance elicited a somber response from Morrison. "It feels good because I put in the work," he said of the exhausting day's work. "It's humbling but I got to keep working so I can get bigger, stronger, and faster," Morrison added.

Next on the menu are indoor nationals and there are several to choose from. Morrison mentioned possibly attending the USATF Indoor Youth Nationals in Louisville or perhaps the Middle School Adidas Indoor Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia 3/17-19. Hopefully, those are the goals this season so we can see where he really stacks up against the best of his class.