PULLMAN, WA – Former Camas alum and track star Grayson Anderson is loving life these days at Washington State University.
The 2013 Camas grad has his first collegiate inters-quad meet coming up this Friday, and he and his team have been rigorously preparing. Anderson will be competing in multiple events, and his coach has been helping the team get ready physically – and emotionally for the meet.
The PAC 12 is very competitive, and Anderson knows it.
The collegiate indoor season begins January 17, and Anderson has spent the better part of the year training each day from noon to 3:30, then spending 90 minutes lifting, and then an hour stretching and doing preventative care.
The freshman and Architecture major attends class in the mornings so he can meet the ambitious goals that he and his coach have set for himself.
He’s put on 15 pounds of muscle, feels stronger overall, is confident of his abilities and wants to place in the Top 8 for indoor events, and be in the Top 6 for outdoor events.
For Indoor, he’ll be competing in the 60m Sprint, Shot Put, Pole Vault, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump and the 1000m run.
For Outdoor, he’s planning to compete in the Decathlon.
“I’m pretty excited about what’s happening,” Anderson said. “I love Track and Field. I love it here, and my studies in Architecture are going very well. I’ve drawn a combined 72 hours this semester and it’s great to talk about architectural concepts and ideas. I got 92 percent on my last exam.”
Anderson turned heads at Camas High School, where he competed his senior year. That season he was the GSHL District champion in the 100m, 4x400m Relay and High Jump (6-6), and placed second at State in the High Jump. He also competed for Mountain View.
“I’m really looking forward to the Sprint,” he said. “I’m good at it!”