Senior Alex Grady had an unforgettable run in getting to finalist for “Mr. GT”
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech men’s track and field Alex Grady receives honor
Georgia Tech cross country had five men, one woman earn conference honor
Honors & Awards:
2015 CoSIDA Haier Achievement Award
2016 Cross Country:
Raced in five meets … Finished seventh in the head-to-head meet with Kennesaw State with an 8k time of 26:30.4 … Recorded career bests in the 8k at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:24.1 and in the 10k at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 31:40.4 … Also raced at the Roy Griak Invitational and the Crimson Classic … Was in the top seven of the Yellow Jackets in every race he competed in.
2016 Track: Indoor: Finished 21st in the 3000m at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best time of 8:30.33 … Finished seventh in the 5000m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a personal-best time of 15:20.12. Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:00.28 … Finished 11th in the 3000m Steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best time of 9:04.13 … Finished 15th in the 3000m Steeplechase at the Florida Relays with a time of 9:16.20.
2015 Cross Country: Finished eighth in the 5k at the JSU/Struts Invitational with a time of 15:23.1 … Finished 41st in the 8k at the Commodore Classic with a time of 25:51.8 … Recorded a personal-best time of 24:46.4 in the 8k at the Pre-Nationals Invitational … Finished 60th in the 8k at the ACC Championships with a time of 25:17.0 … Finished 75th in the 9.725k race at the NCAA South Regional with a time of 32:47.8.
Indoor: Made his college debut in the mile with a time of 4:28.01 at the Auburn Invitational … Posted career bests in both the 3000 meters (8:53.53) and the 5000 meters (15:48.67) at the Samford University Invitational and the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational, respectively. Outdoor: Improved his 3,000m steeplechase time from 9:58.65 to 9:33.89 for third place at the Georgia Tech Invite.
2014 Cross Country:
Competed in all six season meets ... Placed third for GT at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational with a career-best 8K time of 25:07 ... Finished 20th overall out of 160 runners at the Upstate Invitational with a time of 25:44 ... Competed in the ACC Championships (25:21) ... Finished fifth for Tech at the NCAA South Regional with a career-best 10K time of 32:31.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Ran three seasons of cross country and four years of track, earning a letter each season ... Two-time region cross country champion in 2011 (Region 5A) and 2012 (Region 6A) ... Two-time region champion I the 3200 meters (2012 and 2013), and the 2013 1600-meter region 6A champion ... Named the Newton High School cross country MVP in 2011 and 2012, and the track MVP in 2012 ... Selected to the GHSA cross country all-state team in 2011 ... Set the high school record in the 1600 meters (4:21), 3200 meters (9:33) and the 5,000 meters (15:33) ... Member of the National Honor Society and was Valedictorian.
Full name is Alex Vaughn Grady ... Born on Nov. 18, 1994 in Gulfport, Miss. ... Parents are Lexiton and Heidi Grady ... Brother to Louis ... Chose Georgia Tech for its top engineering program, potential as a student-athlete and closeness to home ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.