By Will Schubert ’15
After three years of winning races and setting records, Bobby Grant ’14 has decided to take his track talents to the University of Miami next fall.
He said that with the help of friends, family and coaches he decided that the school was the right fit for him.
“It was an excellent choice for him to go to the University of Miami,” said coach Mr. Bill Kalkman. “We are really looking forward to this season and towards a state championship.”
He received a full scholarship and will be one of four incoming freshman on the track team.
It was difficult for Grant to make a final decision on a university because he said he liked almost all of the four universities he had visited.
He visited Texas Christian University, University of California, Miami University and the University of Tennessee.
He visited the University of Miami twice before making his final decision.
“I took one more visit after going to the University of Tennessee and I realized that Miami was the school for me,” Grant said.
This year Grant is looking to break Devon Allen’s ’13 previous record in the 300-hurdles.
“He is an extremely fast sprinter and he is the best at the hurdles,” Mr. Kalkman said.
One of the main reasons Grant chose Miami was due to the fact that they wanted him compete in categories that he felt the most comfortable in.
“I chose to commit to Miami because the education is great, they’re a top-40 institution, their track team is on the right track and they’re building a whole new facility,” Grant said. “It’s really exciting and I love being in Miami.”
Grant waited until late November to announce his final decision and said he is looking forward to a successful career in Miami.
“When I went to Miami I instantly fell in love with the school, campus, coaches and especially the team,” Grant said.
Miami has a strong coaching staff. Their coach, Amy Deen, was the head coach of the Olympic track team in 2012.
“We are going to make some waves in the ACC,” Grant said.
Grant will be running the 110-hurdles, 200-hurdles, 400-hurdles as well as all of the relays.