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The immediate track and field future for Liberty High standout Bowen Gryp features a state qualifying meet and a trip to Drake Stadium in Des Moines for the state track and field meet.
Before putting the exclamation point on his prep track career at those two meets Gryp made plans for his track future past this month.
Gryp announced his commitment to the University of Northern Iowa on Monday with a post on social media.
“I’m blessed and excited to announce my commitment to the University of Northern Iowa to further my track career,” Gryp wrote on Twitter. “I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for always supporting me and believing in me.”
Gryp didn’t have a chance to compete on the track as a junior as the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the spring sports seasons.
He has made up for lost time this spring while establishing himself as one of the top middle distance runners in the state.
Gryp owns the second fastest time in the 800 this season at 1:55.36 and the seventh fastest time in 1,600 at 4:21.44.
A two-time state cross country qualifier, Gryp finished 20th at the Class 4A state cross country meet last fall as a senior.
This spring he has take things to another level.
In addition to owning the second fastest 800 time in the state, Gryp helped the Liberty High 4×800 relay team post the second fastest time on record this spring at 7:54.63 in a runner-up finish at the Drake Relays last month.
Gryp was a Drake Relays qualifier in the open 800 and ran on the Liberty High 4×400 relay team at the event.