We're putting the "W" back into Grant Holloway's name after this historic weekend for him and the Florida Gators. At the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon he completely dominated and helped bring home 18 individual and five relay points as only a freshman.
Mr. Holloway as we call him now, did not let being a freshman hold him back and took home the 110mH national title. His time of 13.49 is one of the fastest times in the world this year under a legal wind. He also ran a blistering 13.41 in the prelims which ranks world #28 this year.
On Wednesday he also competed in the long jump where he launched himself to a second place 26-3. He finished second to his teammate Keandre Bates who jumped 26-5.
The Florida freshman was not done yet though. After finishing a close second as a team indoors, Grant did not want to end up in that position again. This time he was anchoring the Florida 4x400 but he really had to go to work for those points.
His teammates were rolling and handed the baton off in 5th place. Though that position would be good enough for the team win, it wasn't good enough for Grant that is for sure. He opened strong and boy did he have a kick! He brought it down the homestretch and passed Texas Tech at the line to finish in 3:02.16. His split though was the real story as he crossed the line with an F.A.T. split of 43.889! That split out split every single athlete including NCAA 400m record holder Fred Kerley.
Florida as a team won the team title with 61.50 points just ahead of Texas A&M who scored 59.50 points.