Grant Cartwright
Grant  Cartwright

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty

Event:
Throws

Elig. (In/Out):
SO/SO


02/12/2016

All-Time Weight Throw Marks Begin Weekend at SPIRE

Men's Throwers Near Records to Begin Weekend at SPIRE

04/29/2015

In the Spotlight: Grant Cartwright

Men's Track & Field Spotlight: Grant Cartwright

03/29/2015

Shot Putters Make History as B1G Triumphs over Pac-12

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

Last Updated: May 29, 2016

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

Redshirt Sophomore (2016)
Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26, 28), competed in the discus and shot put, finishing 18th in the shot put at 17.77 meters (58-3.75 ft.) and 44th in the discus at 45.75 meters (150-1 ft.)
• Scored twice by placing fifth in both the shot put (PR 19.17 meters; 62-10.75 ft.) and discus (PR 54.97 meters; 180-04 ft.) and climbing into the top-5 all-time at U-M in both events
• Threw the discus (50.77 meters; 166-7 ft.) and finished runner-up in the shot put (18.02 meters (59-1.5 ft.) at the Texas State Bobcat Classic (April 30)
• Threw the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic (April 22-23)
• Competed in three events at the Tiger Track Classic (April 8-9), finishing second in the shot put while setting a new outdoor PR (at the time) of 18.44 meters (60-6 ft.), finishing fifth in the discus with a throw of 51.03 meters (167-5 ft.), and finishing 10th in the hammer throw with a throw of 56.50 meters (185-4.25 feet)
•Competed in the Battle of the Blues (March 31), winning the shot put with a throw 18.35 meters (60-2.5), finishing fourth in the discus with a throw of 48.40 meters (158-9.5 ft.), and second in the hammer throw with a PR throw of 60.51 meters (198-6.25 ft.)
• Competed at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invite (March 25-26), finishing second in the shot put with a throw of 18.28 meters (59-11.75 ft.), ninth in the hammer throw with a debut of 57.36 meters (188-02.25 ft.), and sixth in the discus with a throw of 52.38 meters (171-20.25 ft.)
Indoor
• Competed in both the shot put and weight throw at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27), setting a personal-best in the latter at 20.01 meters (65-7.75 ft.)
• Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Invitational (Feb. 13), finishing third and fifth respectively, setting new PRs in both events with throws of 18.94 meters (62-01.75 ft.) in the shot put and 19.54 meters (64-08 ft.) in the weight throw
• Finished tenth in the discus throw and sixth in the weight throw at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 6) with throws of 48.36 meters (158-08 feet) in the discus, and a personal record 18.95 meters (62-02.25 feet) in the weight throw
• 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)

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

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
Shot Put (I) 62-01.75 ft. (18.94m) 2-13-16
Weight Throw (I) 65-7.75 ft. (20.01 m) 2-27-16
Discus (I) 163-09 ft. (49.91m) 2-7-15
Shot Put (O) 62-10.75 ft. (19.17m) 5-15-16
Discus (O) 180-04 ft. (54.97m) 5-14-16
Hammer Throw (O) 198-06.25 ft. (60.51m) -3-31-16

 



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