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Atlantic’s Gratt Reed becomes an All-American with Iowa 4x100M relay team

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June 10th, 2021 by Chris Parks

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Atlantic alum Gratt Reed is an All-American. Gratt was part of the Iowa Track and Field 4x100M Relay team that just competed at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Iowa’s 4×100 relay of Jaylan McConico, Antonio Woodard, Gratt Reed and Austin Kresley earned second team All-America honors, placing fifth in their heat and 14th overall with a season’s best time of 39.48.

Iowa Head Track and Field Coach Joey Woody said, “We started the meet with the 4×1 relay running a season’s best and beating some very good teams to finish 14th in the country. That doesn’t score points, but it shows how close we are to making that final.”

Reed has had a phenomenal sophomore season with the program. He was runner-up in the 60-Meter Hurdles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships this year with a time of 7.81, 6th on the Hawkeye’s all-time list. Reed also recently earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors for the Spring, an accomplishment he has consistently reached since arriving on campus.