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Holly Van Grinsven
Position: Combined Events
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
High School: Brentwood HS
Experience: 2 Years

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Competed at six meets … Placed 12th in the 60 hurdles at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational with a time of 8.83* … Ran a time of 8.76 in the pentathlon 60 hurdles at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, placing fourth … Won the 60 hurdles at both the New Mexico Classic (time of 8.80*) and Don Kirby Elite Invitational (8.72*) … Placed 15th in the 60 hurdles at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a time of 9.00* … Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400 team a handful of times, including a fifth-place finish at the New Mexico Classic.

2014 Outdoors: Saw action at eight meets, almost exclusively in the hurdles … Opened with a 17th-place time of 14.69* in the 100 hurdles at the Texas Tech Open … Improved at the Jim Click Shootout, finishing sixth in the 100 hurdles (14.36) and debuting in the 400 hurdles to the tune of an eighth-place finish (1:04.36) … Placed sixth in the 400 hurdles at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge, finishing in 1:03.58 … Placed third in the 100 hurdles and second in the 400 hurdles at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, with times of 14.13* and 1:05.31*, respectively … Despite not training the pentathlon for the majority of the season, scored in the event at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with a sixth-place tally of 4,742 points buoyed by strong finishes in the 100 hurdles, 200 and 800 … Also scored at the conference meets with the Lobos' 4x400 team, as the squad placed fifth.

2013 Indoors: Competed at six meets as one of the Lobos' multi-athletes ... Did find more success, however, as a hurdler, clocking a time of 8.79* in her first collegiate 60 hurdles at the Lumberjack Team Challenge ... Took ninth in the 60 hurdles at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (8.78*), while also placing 12th in the long jump (18 1/4) ... Runner up in the 60 hurdles at the New Mexico Invitational (8.62*) ... Competed in the pentathlon at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, but only go four events in (did place seventh in 60 hurdles, however) ... Placed sixth in the pentathlon at the Mountain West Championships (3503 points), with strong finishes in the 60 hurdles (3rd, 8.84); long jump (5th, 18 1/4); and 800 (6th, 2:29.23).

2013 Outdoors: Saw action at five meets, continuing as one of UNM's multi-athletes ... Recorded three top-10 finishes at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, placing 10th in the 100 hurdles (16.53*) and javelin (93-9) and seventh in the long jump (18-1) ... At the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, finished fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.23) and third in the 400 hurdles (1:06.72) ... Also took eighth in the long jump at Berkeley (17-11 1/2) ... Placed seventh in the heptathlon at the MW Championships, scoring 4783 points by dint of strong finishes in the 100 (7th, 14.95); the 200 (5th, 25.59); the long jump (5th, 17-11 1/2); the javelin (6th, 99-3); and the 800 (5th, 2:23.57).

HIGH SCHOOL

A talented multi-event athlete out of Brentwood HS in Brentwood, Tenn ... Claimed third in the pentathlon at the 2011 TSSAA State Track & Field Championships, scoring personal-record 3241 points ... Took back-to-back victories in two meets prior, tallying 3209 points at the TSSAA AAA Region 3 Sectional and at the Section 3 AAA Pen/Dec ... Competed more in the long jump her senior year, registering marks of 17-2.25 at the 2012 TSSAA State Track and Field Championships (7th); 16-10.5 at the TSSAA AAA Region 3 Sectional (third); and a PR of 17-4.25 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals (4th) ... Also first in the shot put, second in the 800 and third in the 60 hurdles at the New Balance meet in New York City.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoor
800 meters: 2:29.24
60 hurdles: 8.62*
High Jump: 5-2 1/4 (1.58m)
Long Jump: 18 1/4 (5.49m)
Shot Put: 31-6 3/4 (9.62m)
Pentathlon: 3,503 points

Outdoor
200 meters: 25.59
400 meters: 1:00.74
800 meters: 2:23.57
100 hurdles: 14.13*
400 hurdles: 1:03.58
High Jump: 5-1 (1.55m)
Long Jump: 18-1 (5.51m)
Shot Put: 30 3/4 (9.16m)
Javelin: 99-3 (30.26m)
Heptathlon: 4,783 points

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• Academic All-Mountain West, 2013-14


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

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