Men’s track adds talented hurdler

By Savannah Pullin

Throughout the season, Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour has continually admitted the lack of depth on his men’s team.

But the team could slowly be turning around as standout hurdler Bryce Grace was added to Harbour’s National Letter of Intent signees for the 2012-2013 academic year.

“We looked at the areas we have a need in, and we definitely would love to have a big hurdler, but we wanted to pick the right one,” Harbour said.

Grace, native of McKinney and product of Dallas Adams High School, opened the current outdoor season with personal bests in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. His time of 13.83 in the 100-meter hurdles is the fastest in the nation so far this season.

“We wanted somebody who we felt could score at nationals, and we feel that Bryce, in time, will do that,” Harbour said.

Coming off his junior year, Grace held district titles in both hurdle disciplines, and a regional title and state 4A runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

He also had the 10th-fastest time in Texas, and a top-50 time nationally in the high hurdles.

Grace, who was highly recruited by assistant coach Michael Ford, comes from parents who are both teachers and athletes. Harbour said he thinks Grace will be a great fit for Baylor because he has a great family, is a great person and boasts a strong academic record.

Grace is among 12 other athletes who make up the 2012-2013 recruiting class for Baylor track and field.