EUGENE, Ore. — Grant Grosvenor’s sophomore season came to a close on Wednesday when he failed to advanced out of the semifinals of the 800 meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Racing at Historic Hayward Field, the sophomore from Mill Creek, Wash. competed at his first national championship meet.
He began the race in the back of the pack in the first of three heats at Oregon’s impressive track and field complex. After shuffling around a bit in the opening half of the race, he began to make his signature push in the final 200 meters. Despite his heroic efforts, he was not able to catch up to the front and placed sixth overall in his heat with a time of 1:49.41.
To advance to the finals, competitors must be one of the top two finishers in their heat or the next two fastest times overall. Grosvenor’s time gave him a 12th place finish overall in the field of 24.
Wednesday’s time marks his fourth sub-1:50 time in his preferred event.
David Phillips will represent Montana State on Thursday, June 6, when he competes at his first championship meet in the hammer throw. The event is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. (PDT). Live video and results will be available.
— MSU Sports Information