Norman Grimes Jr., a former track star at Canyon High School, claimed second place in the 400-meter hurdles at the NACAC Championships on July 5 in Queretaro, Mexico.
Grimes, who is coming off a strong showing for Texas Tech’s national championship team, earned the silver in Mexico by finishing in a time of 50.07 seconds while running in the U-23 division for Team USA at the event, which brings together teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Grimes’ showing at the international level came about a month after he was second in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA championships as a sophomore. He also won the event during the Big 12 Championship.
At Canyon, Grimes was a state champion in the 300 and 110 hurdles, and was ranked No. 1 nationally and in the world in the 400 hurdles in the Class of 2016. He was the 2015 World Youth Champion and 2015 Pan Am Junior Champion in that event.