13.07: Grant Holloway Nears 110H Collegiate History

Grant Holloway did something truly remarkable in 13.07 seconds Friday night.

He made Renaldo Nehemiah’s now 40-year-old collegiate record of 13.00 in the 110 Hurdles – which was the world record when he ran it on May 6, 1979 – appear mortal.

From The USTFCCCA InfoZone: Records & Lists

Holloway, who already owned the second fastest mark in collegiate history in the event, added yet another feather to his cap in the prelims of the SEC Championships when he lowered his PR by 0.08 seconds to become just the second collegian to go sub-13.10. He also seized the world lead and demolished the meet record of 13.15 that he set last year.

Hurdling Into The Record Book

Here are the all-time top-10 performances in collegiate history in the 110 Hurdles
Name Program
Mark
Date
Renaldo Nehemiah Maryland
13.00
5/6/1979
Grant Holloway Florida
13.07
5/10/2019
Grant Holloway Florida
13.15
5/13/2018
Grant Holloway Florida
13.16
4/13/2018
Devon Allen Oregon
13.16
6/14/2014
Renaldo Nehemiah Maryland
13.16
4/14/1979
Aleec Harris Southern California
13.18
6/14/2014
Aleec Harris Southern California
13.18
5/31/2014
Wayne Davis Texas A&M
13.20
5/31/2014
Three tied for 10th place at 13.21: Omar McLeod, Jason Richardson, Aries Merritt

Conditions were just about perfect when Holloway stepped on the track at John McDonnell Field for the first prelim of the night: 63 degrees with a 1.8 meters-per-second tailwind under a partly cloudy sky. Plus, he had archrival Daniel Roberts of Kentucky two lanes over to his left, the same man who pushed him to the American indoor record in the 60 hurdles at the NCAA meet two months ago.

Holloway proceeded to make it look easy. If you don’t believe us, just watch the video.

Want to know the really crazy part? He did it in a prelim.

Holloway returns to the track tomorrow night at 5:45 pm CT with his sights on the collegiate record.

The 2018 The Bowerman finalist already dropped his PR by .08 seconds and if he does it again, not only would he break Nehemiah’s all-time standard, he would also become the 21st man in world history to go sub-13.00.