“She’s a runner, she’s a trackstar” ~ Mooski & Chris Brown
It takes a lot of work to get from Chesapeake to Tokyo, no matter how you get there. You’d have to take several flights, or a really long boat trip. But what if you ran? Is that even possible?
It is for these two athletes, both from Chesapeake, and both representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics thanks to their elite speed. Get to know Michael Cherry and Grant Holloway with some fun facts about each (757) superstar here:
Michael Cherry: He was born in the Big Apple, but now calls Hampton Roads home. As a member of Oscar Smith High School’s Class of 2013, he went on to graduate from Louisiana State University in 2018. He’s won three silver medals in various world championship competitions, so this fast fellow will be a force to be reckoned with in Tokyo. One of Michael’s hobbies is collecting sneakers – he owns more than 300!
Grant Holloway: This future Olympian is a (757) native! Holloway was born in Chesapeake, and graduated from Grassfield HS, before pursuing academic and athletic excellence at the University of Florida. Fun fact about him: he was a high-ranked football prospect, who got a lot of interest from schools who wanted him to play Wide Receiver for them, but he chose the track & field lifestyle instead! He’s also the first and only man in collegiate history to win three consecutive indoor and outdoor high hurdles titles.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 25, 2021