Grant Takes Bronze, True Battles Rain

Posted: 27 July by Brett Hoover in Alumni, Dartmouth, Harvard
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A weekend Heps report from Mary Boggs:

Back in 2002, Nicky Grant of Harvard simply crushed the Outdoor Heps record in the hammer throw, putting the mark at 195-6, about 17 feet further than the previous record. That record held until this spring when Brown junior Brynn Smith won Heps with a toss of 199-8.

But Grant isn’t looking back because she is too busy looking ahead. In fact, over the weekend the 29-year-old won a bronze medal for Jamaica at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, P.R. Her throw was 196-7, better than her record Heps mark of eight years ago. She repeated as a bronze medalist, as she had done the same at the 2005 CAC Championships in the Bahamas.

And Grant wasn’t the only Ivy Leaguer in action over the weekend (not even counting the IAAF World Juniors) as Dartmouth graduate Ben True ran at the USA Seven-Mile Championships in Davenport, Iowa. He finished seventh, in 33:27, despite running in a thunderstorm at the Quad City Times Bix 7, which is host to the Championships. True was 32 seconds behind champion Ryan Hall.


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