Grant Lair wins 800m at State


Hanna Tanner

Grant Lair ’18 runs the 4×800 at State. Lair won the individual 800m that day.

Jenna Gilbert, Staff Writer

Grant Lair’s ’18 heart was pounding as he rounded the curve for the last 100m in his 800m race. The race started off poorly, with a start putting him in last place for the first 200m. He tripped around 170m, which put him even further back. Eventually, he had gotten into third to last position, and he kept trying to keep pace at a solid fourth place at the 250m mark. It was in the last 100m that something in him came out, “I just had a lot of adrenaline,” Lair said  “And I thought I could win, so I went for it and won by .02 seconds.”

Lair’s final time was 1.53.54 earning him first place at state.