Event: 200M (21.33), 400M (IN: 47.89; OUT: 47.16)
A two-time All-American as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during his true freshman season with the Tigers in 2013 … Ran the third leg on the mile relay team that finished in fourth place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., and fifth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Split a strong 45.99 seconds on the third leg for the Tigers as the team clocked 3 minutes, 4.62 seconds for a fourth place finish in the final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in their final race of the 2013 season … Split 46.27 on the third leg of the team that ran a seasonal best of 3:04.08 for the second-fastest time of the national semifinal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Raced to a 46.77-second split on the third leg of the team that clocked 3:06..29 in the national quarterfinals for the fourth-fastest time at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Ran a 46.79-second split on the third leg in an All-American performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships as the Tigers ran 3:07.31 for fifth place in the national final … Ran on LSU’s winning relay team that clocked 3:06.16 at the Battle on the Bayou … Anchored the Tigers to a winning time of 3:08.06 in the college final of the 4x400-meter relay at the 119th Penn Relays … Split 46.13 on the third leg of the team that took fourth place at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in 3:05.27 … Helped the Tigers score four points in the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships while running the third leg of the team that clocked 3:05.96 in the conference final … Also competed in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2013 … Finished in 18th place in qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 48.22 in the preliminary round … Clocked an outdoor seasonal best of 47.85 for sixth place in the 400-meter dash at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational … Also ran the 400 meters outdoors in home meets at the Battle on the Bayou (48.46) and LSU Relays (48.61) … Raced to a wind-legal personal best of 21.33 (+1.4) for fifth place in the 200 meters at UCLA’s Drake Stadium … Ran 49.06 for 28th place in the qualifying round of the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Set an indoor PR of 47.89 in a seventh-place finish at Texas A&M Triangular meet in College Station … Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 21.89 in the 200 meters to take 31st place at the Tyson Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top 400-meter talents in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2012 … Opened the 2012 outdoor season by shattering his previous lifetime personal record in the 400 meters with a winning time of 47.16 at the Archbishop Rummel Track Meet held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Broke the Sugar Bowl Track Classic meet record with a time of 47.56 to take the boy’s 400-meter dash title in 2012 … Wrapped up his prep career by winning Class 5A state titles in both the 400 meters (47.68) and 800 meters (1:53.53) … Clocked a lifetime personal best of 1 minute, 53.53 seconds in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Clocked an indoor PR of 48.73 in his only 400-meter race during the 2012 indoor season at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier held at the Carl Maddox Field House … Was the nation’s No. 8-ranked prep quartermiler for the 2012 indoor season when he signed with the Tigers … Was also the No. 1-ranked 400-meter runner indoors in the state of Louisiana for his senior season in 2012 … An accomplished 800-meter runner who set the LHSAA Division I Indoor State Championships meet record at 1:55.33 in winning the state title as a senior in 2012 … Indoor PR of 1:55.33 in the 800 meters was the No. 23-ranked performance nationally in 2012 … Captured his first career state championship for Archbishop Rummel High School with a win in the 800-meter run at the 2011 LHSAA Class 5A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships during his junior season … Clocked a seasonal best of 1:55.28 in winning the Class 5A state title in 2011 … Won the Class 5A state silver medal in the 400-meter dash after clocking his seasonal best of 48.23 for second place in 2011 … Swept District 9-5A and Region 3-5A titles in the 100 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters as a senior in 2012 … Crowned the District 10-5A and Region 3-5A champion in the 400 meters during his junior season … Won 400-meter bronze medals at the Sugar Bowl Classic and Mobile Challenge of Champions in 2011 … Was the Class 5A state bronze medalist in the 400-meter dash as a sophomore in 2010.
Full name is Cyril Ross Grayson, Jr. … Born on Dec. 5, 1993 … Parents are Cyril Grayson, Sr. and Tanya Grayson … Has three sisters, Brianna, Ciara and Jayla … An honor student at Rummel High School who has been a member of the Beta Honor Roll and the National Society of High School Scholars … Currently undecided on a major.