James O'Shanna Morton
City of Residence: Springfield
Date of Birth: 11/15/1954
Born Raised: Madison, Wisconsin
Former Occupations: Lawyer
Family: One son and longtime partner (Dawn)
Hobbies and Interests: Dance, Work, Travel, Reading, Fitness
HS Track: Yes
HighSchool and Events: James Madison Memorial H.S. in Madsion, WI; ran the 800, mile and 2 mile, but loved the 440.
College Track: No
HS-College Achievements: Ran a 4:30 mile in the 10th grade and a 1:57 half mile as an junior in high school.
Age Started Masters: 49
Masters Achievements: All American in the 400 and 800 meters as a 49 year old. Ran the 400M in 54.46 and the 800M in 2:06.4.
Track Club: Mass Velocity Track Club
Any Injuries: Hamstring and patella tendonitis; however, I am currently recovering from donating 60% of my liver to my best friend. The surgery occurred in October, 2005.
Reasons Goals for Sprinting: I love to run. My goal is to run the 400 hurdles; to run the 400M in under 52.0, and to run the 800M in under 2:02.