SENIOR (2007-08): Cross Country - Team captain...top runner for Cougars throughout season...finished in top three in every race he competed...best finish was 16th at Griak Invite, second on the team...other top performances include third at Gonzaga Preview, 30th overall, second on team, at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/07, Corvallis)...34th overall and third on the team at the NCAA West Regional (11/10/07, Eugene)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (Fall 2006): Cross Country - Team captain...top three runner and scorer...won Montana Invitational, fourth at Idaho Jamboree...finished third on team, 86th overall at Pre-Nationals...second on team, 19th overall at Pac-10 Championships (10/28/06, Stanford)...led the team at 23rd place at NCAA West Regionals (11/11/06, Portland)...ended season with 123rd place finish (fourth on team) at NCAA Championships (11/20/06, Terre Haute)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...named to USTFCCCA 2006 NCAA Cross Country All-Academic team...SENIOR (Winter 2007): Indoor - Redshirt season...REDSHIRT JUNIOR (Spring 2007): Outdoor - Finished eighth in the steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships with a PR and NCAA RQ time of 9:03.73...took 15th in steeple at NCAA West Regional...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
JUNIOR (2005-06): Cross Country - Redshirt season...finished fifth place running unattached at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...Indoor - Finished 15th in 5k at MPSF Championships in time of 14:38.14i (2/25/06, Seattle)...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Cross Country - Opened season with win at Idaho Jamboree as unattached (9/3/04, Moscow)...third Cougar and 31st overall at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/04, San Francisco)...at NCAA West Regional (11/13/04, Fresno) finished 62nd overall, fourth on team...named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team...Indoor - Finished 13th in the 5k at the MPSF Championships with a time of 14:46.83 (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Top steeplechaser with NCAA Reg. Qualifying time of 9:04.36 at WSU-UW Dual (4/30/05, Seattle)...at Pac-10 Championships took 11th in steeple with time of 9:11.02 (5/14/05, Los Angeles)...finished 19th in steeple at NCAA West Regional in time of 9:13.58 (5/28/05, Eugene)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic Track & Field second team...National Collegiate Div. I Track Coaches Association 2005 All-Academic Track & Field Team selection.
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Cross Country - Competed in five meets, scoring in two...scored at Cougar Invite with 13th place finish...finished 51st overall and fifth on team at Pac-10 Championships (11/1/03, Pullman)...at NCAA West Regional (11/15/03, Portland) ran to 101st place (seventh on team)...Indoor - Established collegiate times in mile (4:23.36i) and 3k (8:41.92i)...Outdoor - Debut in steeplechase with time of 9:30.37 at Cougar Invite (4/24/04, Pullman)...ran a 5k at Stanford Invite in 14:42.68 (3/27/04).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven letters in cross country and track at Sehome High for coach Mark Kerr...state cross country champion as senior...finished third in state in 3200m and seventh in 1600m as senior.
PERSONAL. Born Alexander Grant 2/5/85, at Lincoln, Neb...father David is an attorney...mother Linda is a social worker...brother Sean (5/7/87)...graduated with 3.73 GPA...majoring in environmental science at WSU.
GRANT'S WSU BESTS
Mile - 4:23.36i (2004)
1500m - 4:01.62 (2003)
3000m - 8:32.90i (2005)
5000m - 14:38.14i (2006)
3000m Steeplechase - 9:03.73 (2007)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2007 3000m Steeplechase 8th 9:03.73
2005 3000m Steeplechase 11th 9:11.02
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES
2007 3000m Steeplechase 15th 9:08.90
2005 3000m Steeplechase 19th 9:13.58