Centralia Graduate Grant Erisman Earns AMC Track Honors

Centralia High School graduate Grant Erisman’s freshman year at Columbia College has been a productive one. Erisman earned the American Midwest Conference’s Freshman of the Year and Outstanding Field Athlete awards for the spring track season. Erisman also earned Athlete of the Meet honors at the 2023 AMC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week. Erisman admits to being surprised by all of the accolades.

Erisman took first place honors in both the long jump and the triple jump at the conference meet. He also finished second in the javelin and seventh in the high jump. Erisman explains his mentality heading into the meet.

Erisman’s efforts helped lead the Cougars to their sixth straight AMC title. Next up for the Cougars is a meet Friday and Saturday in Joliet, Illinois for a chance to advance to the NAIA Outdoor Nationals. Erisman discusses his focus heading into this weekend.

Erisman concluded his high school track career last spring at Centralia with a second place finish in the Class 3 long jump. He was also named to the 2022 KRES All-Star Basketball Team.