Grant Anderson Commits To UNL For Track
Posted: 10 May, 2013
WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) – Another Blue Devil has officially become a Cornhusker. Wayne High senior Grant Anderson signed a letter of intent today to compete for the University of Nebraska Track and Field team next season. Anderson will compete in the high jump and possibly the javelin throw. “I think it’s just awesome whenever you have the chance to be an actual Cornhusker athlete, because I think that’s something everyone would kinda want,” Anderson said. “It’s just cool to have that ‘N’ now on the front of your chest and represent your state.” Anderson, along with his parent Peg and Steve and younger brother Will met at the Wayne High School library this morning where Grant signed his official paper work. Anderson noted that he already intended to attend UNL for school, but was urged by peers and his parents to contact the school about possibly walking on. “They were saying you’re already going to UNL you should just see if you could walk on,” Anderson said. “Then I jumped 6’7” and was number two in that state or something, and I talked to my mom and she was like you might as well just call Nebraska.” Anderson noted that his record breaking jump of seven feet at the Mid-States conference meet was the final selling point to Nebraska Coach Gary Pepin. “And that night he just happened to call me to discuss facilities at Nebraska and what they all offer, and I told him I jumped seven foot, and he freaked out right there,” Anderson said. Grant noted that when he starts school in the fall, he plans to major in business. Anderson is the first Wayne High athlete to commit to a Division I school since Molly Hill played softball for Nebraska from 2005-2009.
Above front (left to right): Peg Anderson, Grant Anderson, Steven Anderson. Back: Coach Mike Jaixen and Will Anderson.