Titans News · Track Coach Michael Granville honored at State Track meet as Fastest Ever in boys 800meter run


Of local note: Gunn’s Granville is honored at state track

Gunn coach Michael Granville (right) was recognized as the national high school record holder in the 800 last weekend. Photo courtesy of Michael Granville.

The close-up.

Gunn track and field coach Michael Granville was a little reluctant to boast about a honor he received while at the state high school meet at Buchanan High in Clovis last weekend. So we’ll do it for him.

Granville was honored by The Finish Line Ultra Crew with its first California High School Legend award.

It was a celebration of his national high school record in the 800 meters.

Running for Bell Gardens High School set the record of 1:46.45 during trials of the 1996 California State Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

He was given a plaque to commemorate the record, which he still holds, at a breakfast meeting of the group.

He was also honored over the stadium’s loudspeaker system before the start of the boys 800 meters at Buchanan High.

A video of the recognition in the stands can be found on Granville’s vimeo page.