Nov. 10, 2004
Logan High School's Kevin Craddock made it official on Wednesday, signing his letter-of-intent to run for UCLA next fall. Craddock will come to UCLA as one of the top hurdlers in the nation and will add a boost to the Bruin sprint team.
Craddock is coming off an impressive summer in which he won a bronze medal in the 110m hurdles (13.77) at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy. His preliminary time of 13.74 was third on the World Junior List and still has two more years in junior competition. He won the USATF Junior National Championships (13.83), setting the high school junior class and age 17 records to earn Verizon All-American honors. Craddock had four wind-legal marks between 13.74 and 13.83 over the senior (42") hurdles and ranked #36 on the US List, just behind Bruin Anthony Goldston who was # 32 (13.69).
At the CA State Championships last spring, Craddock won titles in the 110mH (13.39) and 300mH (35.93). As a sophomore, he also won a state title in the 110mH (14.09).
Craddock had taken official visits to Florida, USC, Arizona, and UCLA, but felt the Bruins were the best fit for him and his future. "I liked the team's personality and how they interact," said Craddock.