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Robert Griffin

Robert  Griffin

Copperas Cove, Texas

High School:
Copperas Cove


• 2008 All-American Outdoors (400-Meter Hurdles)
• 2008 Midwest Region Champion (400-Meter Hurdles)
• 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (400-Meter Hurdles)
• NCAA Midwest Region Record Holder (400-Meter Hurdles)

2011: Ran one meet, placing sixth in 200 meters with time of 21.46 at Mean Green Twilight Invitational.

2010: Did not compete in track and field.

2009: Did not compete in track and field.

Graduated a semester early from high school to enroll at Baylor in January of 2008 to compete in spring football drills...NCAA All-American in the 400-meter hurdles, placing third with a time of 49.46...Clocked a career-best time of 49.22 to win the Big 12 Outdoor Championships...The time ranks as the third-fastest in Baylor history...Won the NCAA Midwest Region title with a region record time of 49.53...Competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, finishing 11th overall with a time of 49.38.

High School:
One of nation's top high school sprinters, received 2007 Gatorade Texas Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award after setting state records in both the 110-(13.55 seconds with a personal best of 13.3) and 300-(35.33 seconds) meter hurdles...His 300 hurdles time was one-hundredth of a second off the national prep record...Also posted a 46.9 personal best in the 400 meters...His time of 49.56 in the 400-meter hurdles ranks as the second-best in prep history...Graduated No. 7 in his senior class.

Personal: Son of Robert Sr. and Jacqueline Griffin, Robert Lee Griffin III was born Feb. 12, 1990, in Japan... Father is retired U.S. military... Graduated No. 7 in senior class... Graduated from Baylor in December 2010 with degree in political science ... Has aspirations of attending law school

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