The Boilermakers will compete in Jacksonville, Fla., next weekend.
2013: As a junior, finished 12that the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 1:51.06 in the 800-meter run; finished secondat the Purdue/Indiana Dual with a time of 1:20.79 in the 600-meter run; took thirdat the Gene Edmonds Cup with a time of 1:21.11 in the 600-meter run; also finished thirdin the 800-meter run at the IU relays with a time of 1:52.73; Personal record and team best in the outdoor 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.06 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, where he finished ninth in the prelims ... tookseventh in the finals at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.53 ...qualified for the NCAA East Regionals and placed 20th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.17 ... top 10 finisher in all races for the 800-meter run, prior to the NCAA East Regionals ... competed in the 4x400-meter relay finishing with a time of 3:18.48 at the Sea Ray Relays in 16th place and 3:20.09 at the Tiger Track Classic in 15th place ... only relay team to participate all year in the 1600-meter sprint medley and finished with a time of 3:19.08 at the Drake Relays to take fourth.
2012: Transfered to Purdue from UC Davis at the start of the spring semester; was consistantly the top 800m runner for Purdue on the season; captured first place at the Boilermaker Invite (2/18) in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:20.38; took third at the Tyson Invitational (2/10) in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.88; also competed at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, Hoosier Indoors Invite, and the Meyo Invitational; in the outdoor season, took the top finish at the Dave Rankin Invite (4/21) with an 800m time of 1:52.35; finished 10th at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (4/14) with a time of 1:53.40; Griffith also competed in the outdoor Big Ten Championships in the 800m and finished 11th with a time of 1:49.69 which was his season best; in the NCAA Prelims, Griffith finished 36th with a time of 1:51.94; also was a part of several 4x400m relay teams.
Prior to Purdue: 2011 (FRESHMAN): Competed for UC Davis in both track and cross country; helped cross country team to Big West Conference Championship; qualified for NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championship; finished fifth in Big West Conference 800M final; ran a 800m season best of 1:50.66;
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in track and soccer for four years and cross country for one; won six East Bay Athletic League track titles, including three straight in the 800M; CIF-NCS champion in 800M as a senior after two runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009; placed seventh in 800 (1:54.04) at state meet as a junior, then improved to fifth place (1:51.31) as a senior; twice named team's Most Outstanding Runner in track; set school records in 800m, 1,600m and 4x400m relay (3:16.04); led cross country team to section title in his senior year placing third individually; placed 44th overall at 2010 CIF state cross country championship; also a four-year letterwinner in soccer, twice earning All-EBAL honors as a defender; played club ball for Mustang Soccer, helping Ajax squad win 2009 State Cup U-17 title; selected as SRV Senior Athlete of the Year for 2009-10; CIF-NCS Scholar-Athlete all eight semesters.
PERSONAL: Kevin Michael Griffith was born August 22, 1991, in Walnut Creek, Calif.; son of Doug and Maura Griffith; has a sister, Sarah, who runs track for UC Davis, and a brother, David, a junior in high school; majoring in industrial engineering; achieved rank of Eagle Scout during sophomore year.