Grand Blanc's Grant Fisher places first in the boys 3200-meter run during the MHSAA Division I track and field championships at Rockford High School on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com)
GRAND BLANC, MI – USA Track & Field recently announced that Grand Blanc runner Grant Fisher will represent his country in the 1,500-meter at the World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Fisher, 17, was the only Michigander on the 89-member roster to make the U.S. junior team, which includes eight medalists from last year’s event. Team USA also features four NCAA Champions.
The University of Oregon will host the competition at Hayward Field on campus.
Fisher continues to win awards at big events. His lists of accomplishments in 2014 alone is phenomenal.
“He just has special qualities,” Grand Blanc coach Ed Stanbury previously told The Flint Journal. “He’s an easygoing person, but on the athletic arena he’s pretty intense. You just never have to worry about Grant Fisher taking care of things.”
He took first place at the high school Dream Mile at the Adidas Track Classic with a 4:02.02 in New York City in June and won gold in the mile at the New Balance National Indoor Championships. Fisher also captured two state titles in the 1,600-meter run, with a time of 4:10.82, and the 3,200-meter run in 9:07.11 at the Division 1 state championship meet this spring in his junior year.
Fisher was named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Player of the Year on Jan. 20 and was also selected as Gatorade’s Michigan Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year on Friday, June 20.
The Flint Journal picked Fisher as its Athlete of the Year for track, too.
He is headed to Hollywood this week to attend the 12th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year ceremony and the 2014 ESPY Awards as the Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.