THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Vivian Grimes joins the distance team this year, focusing on the 800m, 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m. She ran cross country in the Fall.
BEFORE USC: Grimes was a member of the Boston College track and field team from 2013-2016. She has bests of 2:17.85 in the 800m and 4:41.47 in the 1500m. She earned ACC Academic Achievement during her time with the Eagles. She graduated from BC with a double major in Economics and Communication.
HIGH SCHOOL: Grimes is a 2012 graduate of Community School in Naples, Fla. Injuries derailed her high school career as a basketball player and runner after she won four state titles by the end of her freshman season, two cross country team titles (one as an eighth grader), one with the basketball team and one as a member of the 4x800m relay in track. As a freshman she was Community’s fifth scorer with a time of 20.32 to help lead them to their second consecutive title. As an eighth-grader she finished sixth at the state meet and second among Community HS runners with a time of 19:22 to help lead her team to its first state 1A title. She also was second with a time of 19:16.58 at the District Meet in Bradenton, Fla. that year. She had a stress fracture in her hip as a sophomore and stress fractures in her shins as a junior.
PERSONAL: Vivian was born on Feb. 2, 1994...Parents are Allison and Rick Grimes and she has five siblings, Jodi, Christie, Ricky, Randy, and Eric...Lists favorite foods as seafood and ice cream...One day would like to travel to New Zealand and Australia...Hobbies include hiking, traveling and cooking...Lists her sports hero as Paula Radcliffe because of her determination and work ethic to distance running. Favorite genre of music is country…She is a graduate student in the Marshall School of Business at USC...After USC would like to work in financial factoring or pursue a career in corporate entrepreneurship by doing product development...She is a member of the American Finance Association and the MSEI Student Association.
CAREER BESTS: 800m – 2:17.85 1500m – 4:41.47