Montez Griffin

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Griffin places 1st in 400

By Angie Ledbetter

Ole Miss junior Montez Griffin from Batesville was recognized with others during the halftime of the men’s Ole Miss and Tennessee basketball game Thursday night as a track and field scholar athlete with his 3.0 grade point average.

This past weekend, Griffin placed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.99. He also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.81 at the ASU Invitational in Jonesboro.

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On January 11 he competed in the Blaze Invitational in Birmingham where he placed second in the 400-meter dash with a 48.48 and sixth place in the 200-meter dash with a 21.90.

On January 19, Griffin competed in the Auburn Indoor Invitational where he placed seventh in the 400-meter dash with a 48.20 and lead the 4×400-meter relay team to a fourth place finish in 3:15.71.

He will compete in the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame on February 1.