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Chesapeake native Grant Holloway makes history in dominant performance at SEC Indoors Championships

Chesapeake native Grant Holloway makes history in dominant performance at SEC Indoors Championships
Posted at 9:23 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 21:23:37-05

FAYETVILLE, Ark. – Speedster Grant Holloway completed a sweep at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend.

Grant Holloway.

The junior sprinter & hurdler won titles in both the 60-meter sprint as well as the 60-meter hurdle. Holloway, a Grassfield High alum, is only the second runner in conference history to sweep both events.

Holloway ran a 6.54 second 60-meter sprint, while posting a 7.44 second 60-meter hurdle time, which is the third-fastest time in collegiate history. He owns the three fastest 60-meter hurdle times in collegiate history.

Holloway also won a silver medal in the long jump.

“You say Terrence Trammel, and he’s one of the greatest combination sprinter-hurdlers in American history,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “To do that, I think he ran a little faster than Terrence ran in those events, so that bodes well for his future if he continues along those lines. It speaks to Grant’s focus, and his determination to be great.”

Holloway will now go for his third straight indoor 60-meter hurdle national title. In June, he won his second straight outdoor 110-meter hurdle national title.

The Gators men won their eighth SEC Indoor Championships.

“This is why I came back. This is the feeling I always love, when everybody is winning and not just me doing my own thing,” Holloway said. “To have everybody contribute to the team … everybody did what they had to do.”

The indoor national championships are March 8th and 9th in Birmingham, Alabama.