From Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, Canada. In 1948, 9th grade, Morton was 1st in the Provincial Half Mile.
In 1950 and 1951, 11th and 12th grade, he was Manitoba’s high school mile champion.
In 1951 he was also the Canadian National High School Mile champion, and came in 4th in the half-mile.
In 1952, as a freshman at the UA, he set the freshman mile record at 4:28.9.
He left school and upon returning, in the spring of 1955, as a sophomore, he placed 2nd in the SWC Mile.
In the fall of 1955, he won the SWC Cross Country 3-mile in 15:00.1. That same year in the NCAA Cross Country he placed 14th becoming the UA’s 1st All-American distance runner and the 3rd UA All-American in Track after Clyde Scott (1948) and Lee Yoder (1952).
In the spring of 1956 he won the SWC Mile in 4:21.4. That fall he placed 2nd in the SWC Cross Country championship, leading his team to the 1956 SWC Team Cross Country Championship.
That fall he also placed 10th in the NCAA Cross Country meet earning his 2nd All-American designation, the UA’s fourth.
In the spring of 1957 he was 3rd in the SWC mile in his last year of eligibility. In 1958, he won the Glenn Cunningham (open) mile at the Kansas Relays, won the Canadian Mile championship, competed for Canada in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales, running a career-best 4:07.6 in the mile.
In 1959 he coached the UA cross-country team that won the 1959 SWC Cross-Country Championship.