Smithfield track champion Marcus Glanville signs with Hampton University

Published 7:58 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Hampton University has recruited Marcus Glanville, Smithfield High School’s first-ever state outdoor track champion.

Glanville, a 2024 SHS graduate, placed first statewide in the Class 4 300 meter hurdle with a time of 38.6 seconds, setting a school record.

Hampton University’s head track coach, Maurice Pierce, said he recruited Glanville specifically for his performance in hurdle races.

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“He’s an outstanding athlete; the sky is the limit for him,” Pierce said. “He’s going to be good for us. He’s going to fit right in.”