Michael Granville
Michael Granville

Player Profile

Bell Gardens, CA

High School:
Bell Gardens HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184


1999 - Granville ran on two NCAA Championship relays last season - UCLA's American record-setting distance medley relay indoors and the Bruins' 4 X 400m relay outdoors . . On the DMR, Granville ran the third leg (800m, 1:49.4) and the Bruins set a new American record (9:33.17, ninth fastest time in history) ... On the 4 X 400m relay, Granville ran the opening leg (46.5) as the Bruins recorded the fourth fastest time in school history (3:02.12) ... Also at the NCAA Outdoor, he qualified for the 800m ... At the Pac-10, Granville placed third in the 800m (1:49.09) and ran the opening leg on the Bruins' 4 X 400m relay that placed second (3:03.18, No. 5 in school history) ... Ran a season-best 1:48.27 (No. 34 in the U. S.).

1998 - At the Pac-10, Granville placed fourth in the 800m (1:49.44, 1:49.28 prelim) ... Ran the opening leg on UCLA's 4x400m relay that placed third (3:08.80, season-best) ... Ran a season-best 1:47.68 (No. 23 in U.S.) ... At the USA Outdoor, Granville ran 1:50.94 (semis, dnq) and 1:48.54 in qualifying.

1997 - One of the world's top junior 800m runners, Granville in 1997 as a true frosh had a personal collegiate-best 1:47.93 (No. 5 in school history), the No. 6 junior outdoor mark in the world ... Also ran a 1:48.61 indoors ... Qualified in the 800m at the NCAA Outdoor and Indoor meets and the Pac-10, but did not make the finals ... At the Pac-10, ran first leg on UCLA's 4x400m relay that placed second (3:05.44, season best) ... Winner in the 800m at the Cal/Nevada Championships ... Set the then-school 800m indoor record (1:48.61) ... Also ran a season best 46.59 in the 400m.

High School - The nation's top high school 800m performer ... As a senior in 1996, Granville set the prep national record in the 800m, running 1:46.45 on June 1 in Cerritos, CA at the State HS Championship meet ... His 1:46.45 is No. 4 all-time on the U.S. junior list (the record is 1:44.3, set by Jim Ryun in 1966) ... He narrowly finished second (171-168) to Pasadena Muir sprinter Obea Moore in the voting for Track & Field News' 1996 Male Prep Athlete of the Year ... Also has bests of 21.35 (1996) and 46.15 (1995) ... Competed at the U. S. Olympic Trials, placing third (1:48.08) in a preliminary heat and sixth (1:47.90) in the quarterfinals ... As a junior in 1995, his 1:47.96 led the nation, as did his sophomore mark of 1:48.98 ... As a junior during indoor competition, he set the national prep 800m mark of 1:50.55 ... Some of his many high school honors are -- four-time (1993-96) All-American, including two-time (1996 and '94) first-team All-American; two-time (1996 and '94) Indoor Track Athlete of the Year; Gatorade National

Personal - Pre-Economics/Business major with pre-med classes ... Hopes to become a television sports commentator ...Accomplished artist ... Born Feb. 14, 1978.

Granville's Best Marks

200m    21.35
400m    46.15
800m    1:46.45 (HS), 1:47.93

NCAA Champion 1999- Outdoor, 4 X 400m Relay; Indoor-DMR