August 9, 2007

Griffin sets record, narrows focus

13.46 and 49.56 are not just numbers they are big numbers. They also sit next to another impressive number, 35.33, on Copperas Cove athlete Robert Griffin's resume, which has made him one of the most coveted hurdlers in the country.

Griffin claimed first in the 110 hurdles at the AAU Junior Olympics in Knoxville, Tennessee with the 13.46 (tied for 5th in the nation) only to follow up the performance with a national record 49.56 in the 400 hurdles to claim gold at the same event for the Five Hills Track and Field Club.

Griffin, also a highly sought quarterback prospect, has been turning heads on the track for awhile now. In the spring he claimed gold at the 4A Texas State track meet with a 35.33 (2nd in the nation) in the 300 hurdles, and has been on the verge of setting records all summer.

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