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Grant Wiggins
Grant  Wiggins

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Norfolk Academy

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
07/31/1996

Experience:
Sr./Jr.

On Wiggins: Comes off a strong outdoor campaign last season and will work to continue making progress in 2017-18 ... Veteran member of the team's middle distance group who competes during both cross country season and on the track.

2017 Outdoor: Competed at five meets during the season ... Recorded a time of 4:02.27 in the preliminary heats of the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Earlier in the season, was the runner-up in the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 4:00.03 at the Haverford Invitational ... Ran the 1500 meters in 4:04.50 at the season-opening Penn Challenge and also recorded a time of 4:05.04 in the invitational section of the event at the Sam Howell Invitational ... Competed in the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays and tallied a time of 2:00.59, in addition to anchoring a Villanova lineup in the distance medley relay which finished with a time of 10:21.67.

2016-17 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2016 Cross Country: In his only race of the season, finished 31st overall and tallied a time of 20:49.2 at the Main Line Invitational ... His time was a personal best for a four mile course.

2015-16 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2015 Cross Country: Competed at the Paul Short Run and the Princeton Invitational ... Posted a time of 25:52 over 8,000 meters at the Paul Short Run to finish in 145th place overall ... Recorded a time of 26:12.6 and placed 128th at the Princeton meet.

2015 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2014-15 Indoor: Redshirted.

2014 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed in two meets as an unattached runner ... Came in 46th at the Big Five Invitational to open the season and later recorded a 15th place finish at the Haverford Invitational.

Norfolk Academy: State champion outdoors in the 1600 meters as well as indoors in both the 1000 meters and the 1600 meters ... Won a total of four Prep League championships during his career ... During the indoor season was the Prep League champion in both the 1000 meters and the 1600 meters ... Also earned all-state recognition as part of his school's 4x400 relay squad ... Outdoors was a state runner-up and a three-time conference champion in the 1600 meters in addition to winning a Prep League championship and finishing as the Prep League runner-up on two other occasions ... Earned all-state honors in the 800 meters outdoors while winning two conference titles and being a two-time Prep League runner-up ... Was an all-state team member and a Prep League champion in the 3200 meters ... Received a pair of all-state honors in the 4x400 meter relay and was a three-time conference champion ... Three-time selection to the all-state team and a two-time conference champion in cross country ... Also swam for his school and was a two-time state qualifier in the 200 meter freestyle, as well as qualifying once in the 100 meter butterfly.

Personal: Born 7/31/96 ... Only child of Andre and Eva Wiggins ... Majoring in Biology.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters (relay)                       50.7                     High School
800 Meters                               1:57                     High School
1000 Meters                              2:35                     High School
1500 Meters                              4:00.03                  2017 Haverford Invitational
Mile                                     4:19                     High School
PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters                              20:33.1                  2014 Big Five Invitational
4 Miles                                  20:49.2                  2016 Main Line Invitational
8000 Meters                              25:52                    2015 Paul Short Run

Schedule