Confirmed! Grant Holloway & Daniel Roberts Are Going Pro

After their historic showdown in today's final, the NCAA's fastest race 110m hurdle race ever, Florida's Grant Holloway, the new owner of a 12.98 PR, and Kentucky's Daniel Roberts, now a 13-flat man, announced they will forgo their senior years to sign professional contracts.

For Holloway, going pro after this season was essentially a given, as it was surprising to most that he even opted to return for his junior year after a stellar sophomore season in which he swept the NCAA Division I 60m hurdles and 110m hurdles titles for the second year in a row.

But he had unfinished business—a series of to-dos that he crossed off decisively today with his final item: the collegiate record in the 110m hurdles that stood since 1979, which he beat by .02.

When asked about his future, he deferred to his coach, Mike Holloway.

"It’s time for him to move on. He’s done enough for Florida track and field," Coach Holloway said. "Grant’s gotta take care of Grant now. He will be one of the all-time Gator greats." 

As for his year-long rival, Roberts, the question of whether or not he would go pro after this season was a little more uncertain, but he definitively let us know his intentions today after the final:

"No sir, I’ll be going pro."

Regarding whether he has a contract or not, he explained:

"Not yet, still in the works… during the outdoor season... [with] the collegiate season over with now, I ain’t got nothing to hide."

He did let us know that he would be staying in Lexington for now as he charts his path toward becoming a professional.

We will update this article with video interviews as soon as they're available.

Watch Holloway and Roberts' ridiculously fast race here:

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