North Canton Mayor David Held proclaimed Dec. 18 as “a day of recognition for Maddie Morrow” for her extraordinary athletic accomplishments.
Morrow is the 2012 Ohio Division I high jump champion. Her first major athletic achievement came in 2006, when she set the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic record for 12 year-old girls with her 5-foot, 4.25-inch jump.
Morrow earned numerous athletic honors throughout her years at Hoover High School. She was the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Federal League high jump champion, the 2010 Ohio Division I indoor high jump runnerup, the 2010 and 2011 Ohio Division 1 outdoor high jump runner-up, the 2011 and 2012 Ohio Division I indoor high jump champion, and the 2012 Ohio Division I outdoor high jump champion.
The student-athlete was named All Ohio in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and she also holds the Hoover High, Federal League and Stark County high school high jump records.
She was the 2011 New Balance Nationals Outdoor high jump champion and the 2011 and 2012 New Balance Nationals Indoor high jump runnerup. Morrow finished third out of 17 high jump competitors at the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and she competed in the high jump at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Click this link to read a North Canton Patch story written about Morrow during her junior year at Hoover High.
Morrow, the daughter of city residents Tod and Joni Morrow, is continuing her track career at Duke University in Durham, NC. She has two brothers, Aaron and Teddy, and one sister, Margaret.