Penn State’s Nick Adcock and Brett Gravatt have each qualified for the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials after their performances this past weekend at the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games.
The event hosted by the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association at Lake Forest High School near Chicago is an international sanctioned meet that officially classifies athletes for the U.S. Trials, even if they have already met standards at other events.
Gravatt scored one win and three runner-up finishes. He was just off his personal best time in the 800 meters for his win in exactly 2 minutes. He posted his own best time of 18.10 in the 100 and in 32.07 in the 200, and also was clocked in 3:50.07 in the 1,500.
Adcock finished third in the 100-meter dash in 15.00 seconds, was clocked in a personal-best 30.58 for fifth in the 200 and placed fourth in 1:10.07 in the 400.
The U.S. Paralympic Trials will be held June 30 to July 3 in Charlotte, N.C. Gravatt and Adcock will join Nittany Lion ability athletes Max Rohn and Eric Doty, who have already qualified.