Grant Fisher

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Grant Fisher
Grant Fisher PAC 12 2017.jpg
Fisher running at the 2017 PAC 12 Track and Field Championships
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1997-04-22) April 22, 1997 (age 22)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sport
SportTrack, cross country
Event(s)1500 meters, mile, 5K
College teamStanford Cardinal
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500m: 3:41.24[1]
Mile: 3:59.38[1]
5000m: 13:30.13[1]
Updated on June 11, 2018.

Grant Fisher (born 22 April 1997) is a Canadian-born American distance runner. As a high schooler, he was named Gatorade Player of the Year for cross country for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons.[2] He committed to Stanford University on November 16, 2014.[3] On June 4, 2015 he became the seventh American high school student to run a mile under four minutes. Fisher represented the United States at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics in the 1500-meter race.

An eleven-time All-American, Fisher won the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field 5000m championship (14:35.60), becoming the first American underclassman to do so in 28 years.[4] The following year, Fisher placed third in the same event with a time of 13:55.04, just missing Syracuse's Justyn Knight (13:55.05) and his Stanford Cardinal teammate Sean McGorty (13:54.81).[5]

Running career[edit]

Early life and high school[edit]

While living in Grand Blanc, Michigan, Fisher began running in the spring of his seventh grade year, after joining his middle school cross country team. When he became a freshman in high school, Fisher joined both the soccer and cross country teams, where he made varsity for both.[6]

In 2011, Fisher qualified for the state cross country meet and ran a 16:14 to finish 28th.[7] In the Spring of 2012, he qualified for the state meet in the 1600 meter run,[8] he ran a 4:30.23.[9]

In the fall of his sophomore year (November 2012), he missed the Michigan state cross country meet because he had to play for his soccer team in the state finals game. In the spring of 2013, he had a personal bests of 3:50.30 at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics in the 1500 meter run, 4:11.27 in the 1600 meter at the KLAA Lakes Conference Meet, 4:12.74 in the mile run at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals meet, an 8:32.65 in the 3000 at the USATF World Youth Trials, and 9:04.33 in the 3200 at the Michigan state meet.

In the fall of his junior year (2013), he had personal bests of 15:02 at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional to win the event. Fisher then went on to the Foot Locker Nationals, which he won as well. In the spring of his junior year (2014), Fisher set personal bests of 1:55.76 in the 800 meter run, 3:49.62 in the 1500 meters at the World Junior Championships, 4:10.82 in the 1600 meter to win the division one state meet in Michigan, a 4:02.02 in the mile to win the event at the Adidas Grand Prix, 8:55.75 in the 3200 meter run to win JD's Invitational, and an 8:51.28 in the two mile run to win the event at the Brooks PR Invitational.

The fall of his senior year (2014), Fisher ran a 14:43.00 to win the Portage Invitational and a 15:03 to win 2014 Foot Locker Nationals.[10] In Spring of 2015, Grant Fisher became the 7th High School Athlete to break 4 minutes in the mile, tying Matthew Maton's time of 3:59.38.[11][12]

Collegiate[edit]

Fisher committed to run at Stanford University on 16 November 2014.

At the end of his freshman year cross country season at Stanford, Fisher placed 17th overall at the 2015 NCAA DI XC Championships in 30:07.9.[13] In the winter 2015-16 indoor season, Fisher won 3000 meters on February 13, 2016 in Seattle (2016 Husky Classic) with a personal best 7:50.06.[14]

At the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Fisher won the 5000 meters race.[15]

Fisher placed 5th at the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. At the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Fisher placed 3rd in the 5000m behind Stanford Cardinal men's track and field teammate and 2018 5000 meters champion Sean McGorty.

Fisher placed 2nd at 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships leading Stanford Cardinals to a 5th place team finish.

Fisher placed 2nd in DMR with Stanford Cardinal teammates (Alex Ostberg, Isaiah Brandt-Sims, Isaac Cortes, Grant Fisher) and 3000 meters at 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.[16]

Fisher earned eleven NCAA Division I All-America awards from the USTFCCCA.

Representing Stanford University
Year Pac 12
Cross Country
Championships
NCAA
Cross Country
Championships
MPSF
Indoor track and field
Championships
NCAA
Indoor track and field
Championships
Pac-12 Conference
Outdoor track and field
Championships
NCAA
Outdoor track and field
Championships
2018-19 23:09.8
1st
29:08.9
2nd
Distance
Medley
Relay
9:31.39
1st
3000m
7:53.15
2nd

DMR
9:31.70
2nd
2017-18 23:44.9
1st
10,000m
29:12.1
5th
3000m
8:06.52
4th


DMR
9:31.95
4th
5000m
3:41.97
3rd

1500m
14:12.81
3rd
5000m
5000m
13:55.04
3rd
2016-17 24:13.5
2nd
10,000m
29:57.9
5th
1500m
3:54.67
1st
5000m
14:35.60
1st
2015-16 23:28.6
11th
10,000m
30:07.9
17th
1500m
3:48.40
17th
5000m
13:30.13
6th

[17]

Major competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2013 World Youth (U18) Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 9th 1500m 3:52.00[18]
2014 World Junior Championships Hayward Field
Eugene, Oregon
20th 1500m 3:49.62
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
US Championships
2013 2013 World Youth Track & Field Trials Hayward Field
Eugene, Oregon
2nd 1500m 4:00.95[19]
2nd 3000m 8:32.65[20]
2014 US Junior Championships Hayward Field
Eugene, Oregon
2nd 1500m 3:50.51[21]
2016 US Olympic Trials Hayward Field
Eugene, Oregon
18th 5000m 13:53.27[22]

Personal life[edit]

Grant Fisher was born in Calgary, Alberta, on 22 April 1997 to Dan and Sonia Fisher. He has an older sister, Hailey, and a younger brother, Mark. He currently lives in Grand Blanc, Michigan and attends Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.[6][10] In addition to running, Fisher is an avid soccer player. He began playing the sport when he was four years old and in high school was a member of the Michigan Wolves, an elite level club team.[6]

Personal records[edit]

High school[edit]

  • 800m: 1:55.76[23]
  • 1500m: 3:42.89
  • 1500m (Indoor): 3:46.41
  • 1600m: 4:00.08
  • One Mile (Indoor): 4:03.24 [24]
  • One Mile: 3:59.18
  • 3000m: 8:32.65
  • 3200m: 8:53.41
  • Two Mile: 8:43.57
  • 5000m (Indoor): 14:51.19
  • 5000m: 14:13.00

Collegiate[edit]

  • 800m: 1:51.86 [25]
  • 1500m: 3:41.24 [25]
  • 3000m (Indoor): 7:42.62 [25]
  • 5000m: 13:29.52 [25]
  • 8K (XC): 23:09.8 [25]
  • 10K (XC): 29:08.8 [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c IAAF. "IAAF: Grant FISHER - Athlete Profile". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Q and A: Grant Fisher discusses XC, track, and his future". Track and Field News. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Shryack, Lincoln. "Grant Fisher Picks Stanford". Flo Track. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Oregon women's outdoor track & field caps triple crown for Pac-12's 501st NCAA title Pac-12 Conference
  5. ^ "Men 5000 M". www.ncaa.com. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  6. ^ a b c Chalufour, Marc. "Grant Fisher: Having a Ball". Running Times. Running Times. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  7. ^ "2011 MHSAA XC State Finals- Division 1". Run Michigan. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  8. ^ Chalufour, Marc. "Grant Fisher: Having a Ball". Running Times. Running Times. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2012 MHSAA T&F Finals LP Division 1" (PDF). Run Michigan. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Athlete Name: Grant Fisher". dyestat.com. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  11. ^ "TASTY RACE: Grant Fisher's Sub-4 Mile". FloTrack.com. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Matthew Maton 3:59.38 - 6th High Schooler Under 4:00 Men's 1 Mile Highlights - Oregon Twilight 2015". RunnerSpace.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  13. ^ David Kiefer (December 23, 2015). "Season in Review: Card XC". Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  14. ^ gohuskies.com (February 13, 2016). "2016 Husky Classic". Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "2017 NCAA Outdoor Men 5000 Meter Run". www.ncaa.com. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  16. ^ NCAA DI Indoor Championships - March 8-9, 2019 - Birmingham Metro CrossPlex - Birmingham, AL - 200m (Banked) TFRRS March 9, 2019
  17. ^ GRANT FISHER STANFORD UNIVERSITY Results TFRRS
  18. ^ "2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics boys 1500 meters". IAAF. July 11, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "2013 World Youth Track & Field Trials 1500 meters Results - 6/23/2013 to 6/26/2013 Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon". USATF. June 26, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "2013 World Youth Track & Field Trials 3000 meters Results - 6/23/2013 to 6/26/2013 Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon". USATF. June 26, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "2014 USA Junior Championships Results - 7/5/2014 to 7/6/2014 Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon". USATF. July 6, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  22. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Results - Track & Field - 6/30/2016 to 7/10/2016 Eugene, Oregon". USATF. July 10, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  23. ^ Grant Fisher Michigan High School stats and results
  24. ^ Boys High School Indoor Track and Field Mile Championship - Near Wipe Out
  25. ^ a b c d e f "TFRRS | Grant Fisher - Track and Field Results & Statistics". www.tfrrs.org. Retrieved 2019-05-02.