2013: Competed at four meets during her initial season ... Improved her 5K time by over two-and-a-half minutes from her first to final race of the year ... Debuted at the Covered Bridge Invitational and finished 55th overall in the 5K race ... Finished 17th with a time of 19:25.5 in the 5K at UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Invitational ... Clocked a season-best time of 18:51.48 to place fifth overall at the Pirate Invitational.
A 2013 North Carolina 4A State Qualifier in the 4x800-meter run, and a 4A Indoor State finalist in the 3,200-meter run... 2012 Footlocker South Region Qualifier in cross country...Placed 13th at the 2012 North Carolina State Cross Country Championships...Earned all-conference honors during her junior and senior years while helping her team to 4A Midwest Regional Championships both years...Plans to major in computer science...Born July 16, parents are Mark Grffin and Elizabeth Peddycord
Grimes' Personal Bests:
1,600-meter run - 5:24.84
3,200-meter run - 11:25.70
5,000-meter run - 18:23.30
Kraft on Grimes:
"Emily loves to train long and hard. She loves hard work. Emily is a grinder when it comes to running which makes cross country her natural strength. It's always nice to have a few runners that seem to want to do more most of the time. She should push our top-7 and has a chance to compete for one of those coveted spots. On the track she will trend towards the longer events, but we'll also work on her speed so she can drop her high school PR's down a bit."