Grant Cartwright
Grant  Cartwright


Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty


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In the Spotlight: Grant Cartwright

Men's Track & Field Spotlight: Grant Cartwright


Shot Putters Make History as B1G Triumphs over Pac-12

Men's Shot Putters Make History as B1G Triumphs over Pac-12

Last Updated: Jan.20, 2016

At Michigan
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2014)

Redshirt Sophomore (2016)
• Scored for U-M in the weight throw, placing sixth with a personal record throw of 18.75 meters (61-6.25 ft.) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 23)
• Finished third in the weight throw (17.86m, 58-07.25 ft.) at the Doug Raymond Invitational (Jan. 16)
• Finished second in the weight throw garnering a personal best 18.52 meters (60-09.25 ft.) at the Hillsdale Winter Opener (Jan. 9)
• Competed in the weight throw, finishing ninth, with a personal best 18.35 meters (60-2.50 ft.) at the GVSU Holiday Open (Dec. 4) while also achieving an indoor collegiate best in the shot put with 17.54 meters (57-06.5 ft.) for fourth place

Redshirt Freshman (2015)

• 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

• 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)

• Redshirted

• Redshirted

• 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

• 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


Event Time Date
Shot Put (I) 57-06.5 ft. (17.54m) 12-4-15
Weight Throw (I) 61-6.25 ft. (18.75 m) 12-4-15
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