Grant Holloway

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Grant Holloway
USATF day 3 2018 (29103279228).jpg
Holloway at the 2018 U.S. Championships
Personal information
Full nameStanley Grant Holloway
Born (1997-11-19) November 19, 1997 (age 23)
Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.
Employeradidas[1]
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[2]
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Hurdles
Sprints
Long jump
College teamFlorida Gators (2017–2019)[3][4][5]
Turned proJune 2019[6]
Coached byMike Holloway (since 2016)[5][7]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 60 m: 6.50 s (2019)[8][9]
  • 60 m hurdles: 7.29 s (2021, WR)
  • 110 m hurdles: 12.98 s (2019, CR)
  • 400 m (relay split): 43.75 s (2019)[10][11]
  • Long jump: 26 ft 9+12 in (2018, 8.17 m)
Medal record
Men's track and field
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Doha 110 m hurdles
World Indoor Tour
Winner 2021 60 m hurdles

Stanley Grant Holloway (born November 19, 1997) is an American hurdler and sprinter. He is the reigning (2019) world champion in the 110 meters hurdles and is the current world record holder in the indoor 60 m hurdles, with a time of 7.29 seconds which he set in early 2021. He won three straight indoor and outdoor National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships in the 60 m hurdles and 110 m hurdles from 2017 to 2019, and is the current NCAA record holder in both events in addition to the 4 × 100 m relay.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Stanley Grant Holloway was born November 19, 1997 in Chesapeake, Virginia to mother Latasha and father Stan.[2][12] Holloway was coached with his older brother Trey by their father Stan in track and field until high school as members of the Track 757 club.[13] Holloway continued to compete in track and field with his brother at Grassfield High School for the Grizzlies, as well as competing on the football team as a wide receiver.[14]

College[edit]

He was one of the most versatile athletes in the NCAA, setting personal bests of 6.50 s in the 60 m dash, 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, 8.17 m in the long jump, and a 43.75 s split in the 4 × 400 m relay while competing for the Florida Gators. He holds the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles with a time of 7.35 s, set at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in 2019. The time of 7.35 s in the 60 m hurdles also makes him the third fastest man in the event in history.[8][15][9] His NCAA record of 12.98 s in the 110 m hurdles, set at the 2019 championships, broke a 40-year-old record held by former world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah.[16] He was a member of the championship and record breaking 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2019 championships, which clocked the first sub-38 relay in NCAA history with a time of 37.97 s.[17]

Prior to setting the NCAA and American record in the 60 m hurdles, in February 2018 he set the NCAA record with a 7.42 s clocking at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational, beating and taking the record away from Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles Omar McLeod.[7][18] Later that year he clocked 13.15 s in the 110 m hurdles at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships, winning the meet in the second fastest time in NCAA history.[19][20] This became the third fastest time a year later at the same meet when Holloway ran 13.07 s, just 0.07 s slower than Renaldo Nehemiah's NCAA record.[21]

Holloway was NCAA champion in both the 60 m hurdles and the 110 m hurdles from 2017 to 2019, champion in both the 60 m dash and 60 m hurdles in 2019, and had multiple podium finishes in the long jump, 4 × 100 m relay, and 4 × 400 m relay in the same years. His performances were critical in helping the Florida Gators win the team titles at the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships, the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, and the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships.

Professional track career[edit]

Holloway set the 60 m hurdles world record on February 24, 2021 at the conclusion of the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Madrid, beating Colin Jackson's 27-year old world record of 7.30 s by one hundredth of a second.[22] Holloway had previously matched his American record of 7.32 s in the heats, already the #2 all-time performance going into the meet, before winning the final in 7.29 s.[23] His victory in the final also made him the overall winner of the 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour in the 60 m hurdles.[24]

He made his outdoor debut at the Miramar Invitational in Miramar, Florida on April 10, winning the 110 m hurdles final in a windy (+2.2 m/s) 13.04 s, his fastest opening performance in the event.[25]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Holloway was one of three men's finalists in 2018 for The Bowerman—an annual American collegiate track and field award—and was the fan favorite by vote.[26][27] The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) awarded him The Bowerman in 2019, and additionally named him both the Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and the Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.[28][29][30] Track & Field News awarded him both the U.S. Collegiate Men's Indoor Athlete Of The Year and the U.S. Collegiate Men's Outdoor Athlete Of The Year titles in 2019.[31][32]

After setting the world record in the 60 m hurdles and having an undefeated indoor season in which he won the 2021 World Indoor Tour title, Holloway was runner-up for the Indoor Men's Athlete Of The Year title by Track & Field News.[33]

Statistics[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

Sprints and hurdles
Event Time Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.50 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 9, 2019 Indoor
60 m hurdles 7.29 Madrid, Spain February 24, 2021 World record, indoor
110 m hurdles 12.98 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019 2019 world lead, collegiate record
400 m (relay split) 43.75 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019 Anchor[10][11]
4×100 m relay 37.97 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019 Collegiate record[note 1]
4×400 m relay 2:59.60 Austin, Texas, U.S. June 7, 2019
Indoor 4×400 m relay 3:01.43 College Station, Texas, U.S. March 10, 2018 #3 all-time[note 2][35]
Jumps
Event Mark Wind (m/s) Venue Date Notes
Long jump 8.17 m (26 ft 9+12 in) +0.6 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. May 12, 2018
8.32 m (27 ft 3+12 in) w +2.9 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. May 12, 2018 Wind-assisted
High jump 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) N/A Newport News, Virginia, U.S. June 6, 2014

International championship results[edit]

Representing the  United States
Year Championship Position Event Time Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
2019 World Championships 1st 110 m hurdles 13.10 +0.6 Doha, Qatar

Circuit wins[edit]

National championship results[edit]

  • PB = personal best
  • SB = seasonal best
  • WL = world lead, fastest time in the world in a calendar year
  • CR = collegiate record
  • NR = national (American) record
Representing the Grassfield High Grizzlies (2015–2016), Florida Gators (2017–2019), and adidas (2019)
Year Championship Position Event Time or mark Wind (m/s) Venue Notes
2015 U.S. Junior Championships 6th (semis) 110 m hurdles 13.75 +1.7 Eugene, Oregon Q[note 3]
3rd Long jump 7.54 m (24 ft 8+34 in) w +2.8 Wind-assisted[36]
2016 U.S. Junior Championships 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.37 +1.6 Clovis, California PB[37]
6th Long jump 7.59 m (24 ft 10+34 in) +1.9 SB[37]
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 11th Long jump 7.57 m (24 ft 10 in) N/A College Station, Texas
1st 60 m hurdles 7.58 N/A PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:03.52 N/A
NCAA Division I Championships 2nd Long jump 8.00 m (26 ft 2+34 in) −0.5 Eugene, Oregon
11th 4×100 m relay 39.07 N/A
1st 110 m hurdles 13.49 −2.0
4th 4×400 m relay 3:02.16 N/A 43.89 s anchor split[38][39]
U.S. Championships 4th 110 m hurdles 13.39 −0.7 Sacramento, California PB[40]
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 2nd Long jump 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in) N/A College Station, Texas PB
1st 60 m hurdles 7.47 N/A
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:01.43 N/A #3 all-time[note 2]
NCAA Division I Championships 9th Long jump 7.83 m (25 ft 8+14 in) +0.1 Eugene, Oregon
1st 110 m hurdles 13.42 −1.1
3rd 4×100 m relay 38.89 N/A
4th 4×400 m relay 3:01.83 N/A
U.S. Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.46 −1.8 Des Moines, Iowa 13.454 s[note 4]
2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships 3rd Long jump 7.95 m (26 ft 34 in) N/A Birmingham, Alabama
1st 60 m hurdles 7.35 N/A WL, CR, NR, #3 all-time[8][15][43][9]
1st 60 m 6.50 N/A PB
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:05.24 N/A
NCAA Division I Championships 12th Long jump 7.72 m (25 ft 3+34 in) +1.3 Austin, Texas
1st 4×100 m relay 37.97 N/A WL, CR[note 1]
1st 110 m hurdles 12.98 +0.8 WL, CR, PB
2nd 4×400 m relay 2:59.60 N/A 43.75 s anchor split[10][11]
U.S. Championships 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.36 −0.8 Des Moines, Iowa [44]
  • NCAA results from Track & Field Results Reporting System.[45]

Seasonal bests[edit]

Year 60 m hurdles 110 m hurdles Long jump High jump
2012 8.32 s 14.96 s
2013 8.14 s 14.49 s 6.70 m (21 ft 11+34 in) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
2014 7.93 s 14.11 s 6.81 m (22 ft 4 in) 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
2015 7.59 s 13.75 s 7.84 m (25 ft 8+12 in) 2.13 m (6 ft 11+34 in)
2016 7.53 s 13.37 s 7.59 m (24 ft 10+34 in)
2017 7.58 s 13.39 s 8.05 m (26 ft 4+34 in)
2018 7.42 s 13.15 s 8.17 m (26 ft 9+12 in)
2019 7.35 s 12.98 s 8.02 m (26 ft 3+12 in)
2020 7.38 s 13.19 s
2021 7.29 s 13.07 s

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shared with Raymond Ekevwo, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, and Ryan Clark for the Florida Gators. Holloway was the third carrier, after Sani Brown and before Clark.
  2. ^ a b Shared with Kunle Fasasi, Chantz Sawyers, and Benjamin Lobo Vedel for the Florida Gators. Holloway was the second carrier, after Fasasi and before Sawyers.
  3. ^ Qualified for the final but did not start (DNS).[36]
  4. ^ Devon Allen also finished with a (rounded-up) time of 13.46 s, but placed first ahead of Holloway because Allen finished in 13.452 s to Holloway's 13.454 s.[41][42]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Sieg Lindstrom (January 2021). "T&FN Interview — Grant Holloway". Track & Field News. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Chris Hays (November 19, 2015). "Gators track commit Grant Holloway could be football bonus". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
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  8. ^ a b c Lincoln Shryack (March 10, 2019). "Grant Holloway Redefines Track Greatness With Stunning NCAA Performance". FloTrack. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Taylor Dutch (March 10, 2019). "Grant Holloway Breaks American Record in 60-Meter Hurdles". Runner's World. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
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Records
Preceded by
United Kingdom Colin Jackson
Men's 60 m hurdles world record holder
February 24, 2021 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Cuba Dayron Robles
Men's 60 m hurdles North American and Pan American record holder
February 9, 2021 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Greg Foster, Allen Johnson, and Terrence Trammell
Men's 60 m hurdles American record holder
March 9, 2019 – present
Incumbent
Achievements
Preceded by
Russia Sergey Shubenkov
Men's 110 m hurdles season's best
2019
Succeeded by
Spain Orlando Ortega
Preceded by
United Kingdom Andrew Pozzi
Men's 60 m hurdles season's best
2018 – 2021
Incumbent