Grant Garst
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    Grant Garst

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Inman, Kan.

    High School:
    Inman

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    Distance

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in the 800-meter run during five meets (three indoor, two outdoor)...clocked a career-best time of 1:55.02 at the Ward Haylett Invitational...posted an indoor-best time of 1:58.50 (adjusted for altitude) to finish sixth at the Air Force Team Challenge...earned an additional top-10 finish at the Air Force All-Comers Meet (1:58.60a, 10th)...also ran the 400-meter dash (52.73, Air Force Collegiate Open) and 500-meter dash (1:08.55, Air Force Holiday Open during the indoor season...competed in the outdoor distance medley relay that won the Air Force Relays...also ran on the 4x800-meter relay that competed at the Drake Relays (7:49.44).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Inman High School...Kansas 2A champion in both the 800-meter and 1600-meter events...clocked a career-best time of 4:25.16 in the 1600-meter run and a season-best time of 1:56.27 in the 800-meter run at the state meet...also played football...earned all-league (second team) honors as a wide receiver...member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes...served as president of Student Council...Kansas Honors Scholar...valedictorian.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Grant Dean Garst...nickname is "1A"...son of Billy and Tami Garst...father is a lieutenant colonel in the Kansas Air National Guard...has one older sister, Haley Wuerffel...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a Combat Rescue Officer...hobbies include football, exploring with Ulysses, amateur slinkying, baking zwieback with grandma, playing dead and eating desserts...unsuccessfully evaded cadre on horseback during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...has two dogs, Maverick and Goose...excited soon-to-be uncle of sister Haley's first baby boy...member of Cadet Squadron 06.

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