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MICKEY GRIMES
Event: Sprints
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
PR: 100m 10.18 (2001) 200m 20.57 (2002)
Born: October 10, 1976
Current Residence: Colton, California
High School: Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley, CA) HS
Colleges: Abilene Christian '98; Riverside CC '97
Coach: Blackman Ihem
Agent: Kermit Foster
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2001 World Champs 4x100m relay gold medalist; 1998 NCAA Division II Indoor 55m champ

In his first-ever international competition, Grimes ran the second leg in the first round of the 4x100m relay at the World Championships in Edmonton. Although an inexperienced relay runner on the international scene, Grimes showed a cool head in waiting on first leg runner Jon Drummond, who injured his quadriceps midway through his portion of the race, to get to him for the baton exchange. Grimes took Drummond's place as the lead leg in the semifinal and final as Team USA won the gold medal in 37.96. Grimes said afterwards: "I had a coach who had faith in me and three other guys who had faith in me, including Jon Drummond. After the second round, he came to me and told me to relax because he saw I was tense in the second round. I can't wait until next year. It's time for me to put on a show next year." Grimes played wide receiver in football and ran track at Riverside Community College before transferring to Abilene Christian, where he lettered in football as a defensive back. In 1997, Grimes played in all 11 games for Abilene Christian as a reserve defensive back with one interception, one fumble recovery and 14 tackles. Grimes was the 1995 California high school state 300m hurdles champion.

2002: 5th in opening round of 100m at USA Outdoors (10.48)8th in 200m at USA Outdoors (21.08)7th at USA Indoors 60m (6.61)5th at Mt. SAC (10.18)1st at Modesto (20.57)bests of 10.18 & 20.57.
2001: Won 4x100m relay gold medal at World Championshipswon 100m (10.35) and 200m (20.66) at Midsummer Classic6th in semifinal at USA Outdoors (10.25w)set PR of 10.18 in heat race at USA Outdoorsbests of 10.18 and 20.61.
2000: 7th in heat at Olympic Trialsbest of 10.20.
1999: 3rd in heat at USA Outdoorsbest of 10.19A
1998: NCAA Division II 55m Indoor champbest of 10.32.
1997: did not compete.
1996: 3rd at California Junior College Championshipsbest of 10.46.
1995: California state HS 300m hurdles champion

11/14/02



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