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Grant Downes - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Grant Downes

Position Combined Events
Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
High School Park Hill HS
Class Sr./Jr.

2020 Indoor (Wichita State) – Competed at six meets for the Shockers … Finished seventh in the heptathlon at the AAC Championships to score team points for Wichita State … Scored a season-best 4,718 points in the heptathlon at the AAC Championships … Took third in the heptathlon at the WSU Invitational … Competed in two events (60-meter hurdles – Seventh ; long jump – Eighth) at the Triangular … Also competed in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump at the Jayhawk Classic … Competed in five events at the Air Force Team Challenge and finished with top-10 finishes in three of them (60-meter hurdles prelims, 60-meter hurdles final, long jump). Outdoor – 2020 season canceled.

2019 Indoor (Wichita State) – Completed two heptathlons…Finished second at the Shocker Multi with a personal best heptathlon score of 4,802…Finished third in the open 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 8.39 at the Shocker Prelude…Completed his second heptathlon of the season on Jan. 25, finishing third at the Air Force Invitational with a score of 4,686. Outdoor – Competed in five meets, including two decathlons…Opened the season at the Herm Wilson Invitational finising fifth in the high jump (1.73m/5-8), ninth in the shot put (11.27m/36-11.75) and javelin (44.26m/145-2)…Completed his first decathlon of the season on Aprill 11 finishing fourth in the K.T. Woodman Classic with 6,044 points…Scored two points for the Shockers at the American Athletic Conference Championships finishing seventh in the decathlon with 6,296 points.

2018 Summer: Finished ninth in the decathlon with 6,422 points at the USATF Junior Championships.

2018 Indoor (Wichita State) – Completed three heptathlons, including a personal best score 4,753 points at the Air Force Team Challenge…Finished fourth at the Shocker Multi with a score of 4,668 points…Set personal best in the 1000m (2:59.04), high jump (1.77m/5-9.5) and shot put 11.31m/37-1.25 to finish 11th overall with a score of 4,666 in the heptathlon. Outdoor – Completed three decathlons, bettering his score each meet…Placed seventh at the Wichita State Decathlon (6,034), fourth at the K.T. Woodman Classic (6,132) and set a personal best 6,348 to finish ninth at The American Athletic Conference Championships.

High School: Lettered four years in track and field, one year in soccer…one time conference champion and sixth place at 2017 state championships in the 110m hurdles…three time conference champion and fourth place at 2017 state championships in 300m hurdles…AP Honors Scholar in 2016 and 2017…Personal best – 6,071 in the decathlon, 13-6 in the pole vault, 14.84 seconds in the 110m hurdles, 34.76 seconds in the 300m hurdles.

Personal: Son of Alicia and Gary Downes…Has a younger brother, Kyle…Majoring in biomedical engineering…Also recruited by St. Louis University.