Blue Devil alum Anderson hits career mark at Sevigne Invite
Wayne High alum Grant Anderson had a career day for the Nebraska track and field team during the Frank Sevigne Invitational at the Devaney Sports Center.
The 2013 Wayne High standout cleared 7 feet, 3 inches, to claim first-place honors in the high jump on Saturday, setting a new personal best and putting himself in great position to qualify for the NCAA DIv. I indoor nationals in March.
Anderson out-jumped teammate Landon Bartel, who leads the Big Ten and is ranked sixth in the nation with a best mark of 7-3 3/4. Anderson cleared his final attempt at 7-3 to win the event and move into second in the conference and tied for eighth nationally.
Anderson was a multi-sport standout at Wayne High School. During his senior year in 2013, he broke a 27-year old school record and became the first Wayne High athlete to break the 7-foot barrier in the high jump. He won the Class B state title later that spring with a mark of 6-6.
Anderson is the son of Steve and Peg Anderson of Concord.