Senior Ty Grant signed a letter of intent to participate in the Colorado Mesa University's track program on April 11. Cedaredge High School's student body gathered to watch the signing ceremonies with Athletic Director Brandon Milholland reading a brief statement on behalf of Grant's achievements at CHS.
Milholland's statement noted there had been seven student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics. That number is actually less than one percent of all the athletes who have participated in high school sports at CHS over the past six years. Nationwide, it is only 1.6 percent of student-athletes who are given the opportunity to play at the college level.
"Ty has been a great athlete in his four years at CHS and is also a good student and an even better human being," noted Milholland.
Grant has attended state track meets four times with 11 medals to his credit, including a first place as a member of the 800m relay team, a third in the 200m dash and a fifth place in the 100m dash.
Colorado Mesa University was Grant's first choice where he plans to pursue a career in sports medicine.