HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 618
Commending Grant Holloway.
 
Agreed to by the House, February 27, 2021
 

WHEREAS, Grant Holloway, a talented track and field athlete and a Chesapeake native, won a gold medal at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships; and

WHEREAS, Grant Holloway began his athletic career at Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, then attended the University of Florida, where he was a valued member of both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams; and

WHEREAS, while at the University of Florida, Grant Holloway earned six national titles in hurdling and broke a 40-year-old National Collegiate Athletic Association record with a time of 12.98 in the 110-meter hurdles event; and

WHEREAS, competing in only his fourth event as a professional, Grant Holloway won his first world championship title with a time of 13.10 in the 110-meter hurdles event at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his unprecedented success during the 2019 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons, Grant Holloway received The Bowerman, the highest honor presented to American collegiate track and field athletes; and

WHEREAS, winning a gold medal at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships, Grant Holloway ably represented the Commonwealth and the United States through his determination and hard work; and

WHEREAS, at the indoor track and field World Championships in Madrid, Spain, Grant Holloway set the world record for the indoor 60-meter hurdles by running the race in 7.29 seconds; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Grant Holloway hereby be commended on setting the world record for the indoor 60-meter hurdles at the 2021 indoor track and field World Championships; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Grant Holloway as an expression of the House of Delegates' admiration for his athletic achievements and best wishes for the future.