NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Belmont University men's track and field program has announced the signings of two talented high school athletes who could make an immediate impact upon joining the Bruins for the 2018-19 season.
Signing National Letters of Intent earlier this week were jumper Noah Grimm of Brighton High School in Brighton, Mich., and thrower Reece Davidson out of Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, Colo.
Grimm's specialty is the high jump where he posted back-to-back personal record jumps of 6 feet, 6 inches at his final two competitions of the 2017 outdoor season. Those happened to be the two biggest meets of his junior year as well, the latter 6-6 earning him a victory at the Emerging Elite New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina in June.
"Noah will fill a void on our men's team in the high jump and will be able to immediately contribute to our team score," said Belmont Associate Head Track Coach Cameron Harvey. "He's consistently over 6-6 and still has parts of his jump he can improve. Noah gelled with our current athletes right away and it was easy to see that he was a good fit."
Grimm plans to study business and ministry at Belmont.
Davidson will throw the shot put and discus for the Bruins after high school graduation. He set PRs in both events during his junior campaign last spring with a throw of 49-8 in the shot and 148-6 in the discus. His discus PR came during the Colorado Class 3A state meet in which Davidson finished seventh. He was eighth in shot put there.
"Reece will join an effective group of veteran throwers and will help provide some good overlap for us when our current junior class graduates," said Belmont Assistant Track Coach Joe Frye, who coaches throwers. "He's a big guy with a good frame and very solid mechanics. He had a great visit and fits in well with our current program, and I'm excited about what he's going to do his senior season before he comes to Belmont."
Davidson plans to study business in college.
The Belmont men's and women's track teams will begin their 2017-18 slate on Dec. 2 at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener.