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Grant Holloway (born November 19, 1997) is an American hurdles and sprints. Attended Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is the world champion (2019) in the 110 meter hurdles. He won three straight indoor and outdoor NCAA championships in the 60 m hurdles and 110 m hurdles from 2017 to 2019, and is the current National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) record holder in both events in addition to the 4 × 100 m relay.

Grant Holloway
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Grant Holloway at the 2018 USA Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1997-11-19) November 19, 1997 (age 21)
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight190 lb (86 kg)[1]
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Hurdles, sprints and long jump
College teamFlorida Gators[1][2][3]
Teamadidas[4]
Turned pro2019[5]
Coached byMike Holloway[3][6]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

CareerEdit

He was one of the most versatile athletes in the NCAA, setting personal bests of 6.50 s in the 60 m dash, 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, 8.17 m in the long jump, and a 43.75 s split in the 4 × 400 m relay while competing for the Florida Gators. He holds the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles with a time of 7.35 s, set at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in 2019. The time of 7.35 s in the 60 m hurdles also makes him the third fastest man in the event in history.[7][9][8] His NCAA record of 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, set at the 2019 championships, broke a 40-year-old record held by former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah.[12] He was a member of the championship and record breaking 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2019 championships, which clocked the first sub-38 relay in NCAA history with a time of 37.97 s.[13]

Prior to setting the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles, in February 2018 he set the NCAA record with a 7.42 s clocking at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational, beating and taking the record away from Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles Omar McLeod.[6][14] Later that year he clocked 13.15 s in the 110 m hurdles at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships, winning the meet in the second fastest time in NCAA history.[15][16] This became the third fastest time a year later at the same meet when Holloway ran 13.07 s, just 0.07 s slower than Renaldo Nehemiah's NCAA record.[17]

Holloway was NCAA champion in both the 60 m hurdles and the 110 m hurdles from 2017 to 2019, champion in both the 60 m dash and 60 m hurdles in 2019, and had multiple podium finishes in the long jump, 4 × 100 m relay, and 4 × 400 m relay in the same years. His performances were critical in helping the Florida Gators win the team titles at the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships, the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, and the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. He was one of three finalists for The Bowerman award in 2018 and was the fan favorite.[18][19][20]

StatisticsEdit

Information from International Association of Athletics Federations profile or Track & Field Results Reporting System profile unless otherwise noted.[21][22]

Personal bestsEdit

Sprints and hurdlesEdit

Event Time (s) Competition Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.50 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Birmingham, Alabama, USA March 9, 2019
60 m hurdles 7.35 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Birmingham, Alabama, USA March 9, 2019 WL, NR, NCAAR[7][9][23][8]
110 m hurdles 12.98 NCAA Division I Championships Austin, Texas, USA June 7, 2019 +0.8 m/s wind, WL, NCAAR
4×400 m relay split 43.75 NCAA Division I Championships Austin, Texas, USA June 7, 2019 [10][11]
4×100 m relay 37.97 NCAA Division I Championships Austin, Texas, USA June 7, 2019 NCAAR[note 1]
4×400 m relay 2:59.60 NCAA Division I Championships Austin, Texas, USA June 7, 2019
4×400 m relay indoor 3:01.43 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships College Station, Texas, USA March 10, 2018

JumpsEdit

Event Mark (m) Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
Long jump 8.17 +0.6 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tennessee, USA May 12, 2018
8.32 w +2.9 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tennessee, USA May 12, 2018 Wind-assisted

Seasonal bestsEdit

Year 60 meters hurdles 110 meters hurdles Long jump
2012 8.32 s 14.96 s
2013 8.14 s 14.49 s 6.70 m
2014 7.93 s 14.11 s 6.81 m
2015 7.59 s 13.75 s 7.84 m
2016 7.53 s 13.37 s 7.59 m
2017 7.58 s 13.39 s 8.05 m
2018 7.42 s 13.15 s 8.17 m
2019 7.35 s 12.98 s 8.02 m

International championship resultsEdit

Year Championship Position Event Time (s)/
Mark (m)
Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
Representing the   United States
2019 World Championships 1st 110 m hurdles 13.10 +0.6 Doha, Qatar

National championship resultsEdit

Year Championship Position Event Time (s)/
Mark (m)
Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
Unattached
2015 USA Junior Championships 3rd (semi 2) 110 m hurdles 13.75 +1.7 Eugene, Oregon Q[note 2], PB[24]
3rd Long jump 7.54 w +2.8 Wind-assisted[24]
2016 USA Junior Championships 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.37 +1.6 Clovis, California PB[25]
6th Long jump 7.59 +1.9 SB[25]
Representing the Florida Gators
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 11th Long jump 7.57 n/a College Station, Texas
1st 60 m hurdles 7.58 n/a PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:03.52 n/a
NCAA Division I Championships 2nd Long jump 8.00 −0.5 Eugene, Oregon
11th 4×100 m relay 39.07 n/a
1st 110 m hurdles 13.49 −2.0
4th 4×400 m relay 3:02.16 n/a PB, 43.89 s split[26][27]
USA Championships 4th 110 m hurdles 13.39 −0.7 Sacramento, California PB[28]
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 2nd Long jump 8.13 n/a College Station, Texas PB
1st 60 m hurdles 7.47 n/a
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:01.43 n/a PB
NCAA Division I Championships 9th Long jump 7.83 +0.1 Eugene, Oregon
1st 110 m hurdles 13.42 −1.1
3rd 4×100 m relay 38.89 n/a
4th 4×400 m relay 3:01.83 n/a
USA Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.46 −1.8 Des Moines, Iowa 13.454 s[note 3][30][29]
2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 3rd Long jump 7.95 n/a Birmingham, Alabama
1st 60 m hurdles 7.35 n/a WL, NR, NCAAR, PB[7][9][23][8]
1st 60 m 6.50 n/a PB
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:05.24 n/a
NCAA Division I Championships 12th Long jump 7.72 +1.3 Austin, Texas
1st 4×100 m relay 37.97 n/a NCAAR, PB[note 1]
1st 110 m hurdles 12.98 +0.8 WL, NCAAR, PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 2:59.60 n/a PB, 43.75 s split[10][11]
Representing adidas
2019 USA Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.36 −0.8 Des Moines, Iowa

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shared with Raymond Ekevwo, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, and Ryan Clark for the Florida Gators.
  2. ^ Did not run in the final.
  3. ^ Devon Allen also finished with a (rounded-up) time of 13.46 s, but placed first ahead of Grant Holloway because he finished in 13.452 s to Grant Holloway's 13.454 s.[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Chris Hays (November 19, 2015). "Gators track commit Grant Holloway could be football bonus". orlandosentinel.com. The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Speed-demon Grant Holloway commits to Florida". foxsports.com. Fox Sports. November 19, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Larry Rubama (November 24, 2015). "Grassfield's Grant Holloway gives Florida an incredible recruiting class". pilotonline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Lincoln Shryack (June 14, 2019). "Confirmed: Grant Holloway Now Sponsored By Adidas". flotrack.org. FloTrack. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Jennifer Zahn (June 8, 2019). "Confirmed! Grant Holloway & Daniel Roberts Are Going Pro". flotrack.org. FloTrack. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Johanna Gretschel (February 12, 2018). "NCAA Weekend Recap: Grant Holloway, USC Relays Make A Statement". flotrack.org. FloTrack. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e Lincoln Shryack (March 10, 2019). "Grant Holloway Redefines Track Greatness With Stunning NCAA Performance". flotrack.org. FloTrack. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e Taylor Dutch (March 10, 2019). "Grant Holloway Breaks American Record in 60-Meter Hurdles". runnersworld.com. Runner's World. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d "Gators Repeat as NCAA Indoor Champions, Win Three Individual Titles". gainesville.com. The Gainesville Sun. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
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  13. ^ "NCAA Division I Championships". dt8v5llb2dwhs.cloudfront.net. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
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  16. ^ "UF sweeps SEC track and field". gainesville.com. The Gainesville Sun. May 13, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  17. ^ Tyler Mayforth (May 10, 2019). "13.07: Grant Holloway Nears 110H Collegiate History". ustfccca.org. U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  18. ^ Tyler Mayforth (June 21, 2018). "The Bowerman: 2018 Men's Finalists". ustfccca.org. U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  19. ^ Tyler Mayforth (June 29, 2018). "The Bowerman: Ewen, Holloway Capture 2018 Fan Vote Crowns". ustfccca.org. U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  20. ^ Larry Rubama (July 5, 2018). "Grassfield's Holloway wins the fan vote for The Bowerman". pilotonline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "GRANT HOLLOWAY ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "GRANT HOLLOWAY FLORIDA". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Results: Men 60 M Hurdles (Final)". flashresults.com. Flash Results. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  24. ^ a b "2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships – Results – FULL". usatf.org. USA Track & Field. June 28, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  25. ^ a b "2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships – Results". usatf.org. USA Track & Field. June 26, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  26. ^ "Friday Recap: Florida Repeats as Christian Coleman (100/200), KeAndre Bates (LJ/TJ) & Filip Mihaljevic (Shot/Discus) Earn Double Victories". letsrun.com. LetsRun.com. June 9, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
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  28. ^ "2017 USATF Championships – 6/22/2017 to 6/25/2017 – Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, Calif. – Results". usatf.org. USA Track & Field. June 25, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
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  30. ^ "2018 USATF Championships – 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 – Drake Stadium – Results". usatf.org. USA Track & Field. June 24, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2019.

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