Events: 400M (IN: 48.73, OUT: 47.16), 800M (IN: 1:55.33; OUT: 1:53.53)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top 400-meter talents in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2012 ... Will compete in the event during his collegiate career at LSU ... Opened the 2012 outdoor season by shattering his previous lifetime personal record in the 400 meters with a winning time of 47.16 seconds 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 ... Plans to major in biology at LSU.