Men's Track & Field Spotlight: Grant Cartwright
Men's Shot Putters Make History as B1G Triumphs over Pac-12
Last Updated: May 18, 2015
At Michigan ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2014).
Redshirt Freshman (2015) ... Outdoor ... Won his flight and finished 12th overall in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17), nearing a PR with his throw of 57-7.50 ft. (17.51m); also finished 18th in the discus (165-8.50 ft.; 50.50m) ... Threw 158-11 ft. (48.43m) to finish eighth in the discus at the Toledo Collegiate Invitational (May 7-8) ... Claimed eighth in the shot put and 14th place in the discus at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (May 1-2) ... Finished fourth in the shot put (55-1.5 ft.; 18.60m) and won the discus (161-04 ft.; 49.18m) at Gina Relays (April 24-25) ... Took third in the first section of the shot put at UVA Challenge (April 17-18), throwing 57-6.5 ft. (17.43m), and also finished 14th in the discus ... Finished runner-up in the shot put and sixth in the discus at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4) ... Made his outdoor debut at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28), taking eighth in both the shot put and discus ... Indoor ... Made his Big Ten Championships debut (Feb. 27-28) in the shot put ... Finished fourth at U-M's Silverston Invitational (Feb. 21), throwing 55-2.25 ft. (16.82m) ... Threw a mark of 54-10 ft. (16.71m) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 14) ... Made his discus debut at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 7), where he also competed in the shot put ... Finished seventh in the weight throw (49-1.50 ft.; 14.97m) and sixth in the shot put (52-9.50 ft; 16.09m) at the Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) ... Made his Wolverine debut at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17), throwing 54-8 ft. (16.66m).
Freshman (2014) ... Outdoor ... Redshirted ... Indoor ... Redshirted.
Prep ... Graduated from Olentangy Liberty High School (2013) ... National Honor Society ... All-Ohio Academic ... Nine-time Scholar Athlete ... Track & Field ... No. 1 ranked junior discus thrower in nation (Class of 2017) ... State champion in the discus (2012) ... Two-time All-State in the discus (2011, '12) ... Three-time All-Region in the shot put (2010-12) ... School record holder in the shot put and discus ... Missed his senior season due to a back injury.
Personal ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undeclared major ... Born on Nov. 19, 1994 ... Son of Guy and Denise Cartwright ... Other Sports Played ... Also participated in football and wrestling.
High School Personal Bests
Discus -- 195-0
Shot Put -- 57-9
|Shot Put (I)||55-2.25 ft. (16.82m)||2-21-15|
|Weight Throw (I)||49-1.50 ft. (14.97m)||1-31-15|
|Discus (I)||163-09 ft. (49.91m)||2-7-15|
|Shot Put (O)||57-0.25 ft. (17.38m)||3-28-15|
|Discus (O)||166-01 ft. (50.62m)||-4-4-15|