Grant Robison Named to USA Track And Field Olympic Team
Aug. 10, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - Grant Robison, a 2004 Stanford graduate, has been named to the United States Track and Field Olympic Team. Robison will compete in the men's 1500 meters in Athens. The competition in the 1500 meters is scheduled to start on Friday, August 20.Robison earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team based on his career-best performance in the 1500 meters during the 2003 outdoor track and field season. In 2003, Robison ran 3:35.75 in the 1500 meters in Heusden, Belgium, to better the Olympic A Qualifying standard of 3:36.20.Robison enjoyed one of the greatest track and field seasons in school history in 2003, winning the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships, NCAA West Regional Championships and the Pac-10 Championships. During the summer of 2003, Robison finished third in the 1500 meters at the U.S. Outdoor Championships and won the bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.Robison finished his Stanford career as a 10-time All-American, a two-time Pac-10 Cross Country individual champion, the 2002 Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year and the 2001 NCAA West Regional Cross Country Athlete of the Year. In addition, Robison played a significant role in leading the Cardinal to consecutive NCAA Cross Country titles in 2002 and 2003, and back-to-back Pac-10 Track and Field Championship titles in 2001 and 2002. Robison's personal best of 3:35.75 in the 1500 meters is the third-fastest performance in Stanford school history.