DePaul Honors Student-Athletes Thursday Night in Rosemont
Career Notes: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012...first Blue Demon to be named to the All-BIG EAST Cross Country Team...in 2009 became the first DePaul student-athlete to win all five regular-season races...first DePaul runner to earn BIG EAST Athlete of the Week in cross country...has earned that honor five times in his first three years at DePaul.
2011-12 (Senior) Cross Country: Won the UIC Home Opener with a time of 20:29.5...won the National Catholic Championships with a time of 24:15...was the highest scoring Blue Demon in every race he ran this year...finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships in Louisville, Ky. with a time of 23:38.4...finished fifth at the Greater Louisville Classic in 24:09.00.
Indoor: Finished in the top 10 five times...placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 5,000m with a time of 14:17.2...placed eighth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 3,000m with a time of 8:12.54...ran a career-best 14:13.06 in his third-place finish in the 5,000m at the Indiana Relays...placed second at the Notre Dame Invitational in the one mile run with a time of 4:12.38...ran a career-best mile time of 4:11.30 while finishing seventh at the Iowa State Classic.
Outdoor: Won two events at the Chicgoland Championships: the 5,000m and 10,000m, in which he ran a career record time of 30:05.26...finished first in the 3,000m Steeplechase at both the Oliver Nikoloff and FSU Relays...finished third at the BIG EAST Championships in the 3,000m Steeplechase with a season-best time of 8:57.67...ran a career-best time of 3:52.98 while finishing fifth in the 1,500m run at the Tom Botts Invitational.
2010-11 (Junior) Cross Country: Named BIG EAST Athlete of the Week for men's cross country on three occasions...picked up first honor after winning the BIG EAST Preview 6K by 23 seconds...garnered his second athlete of the week designation following a decisive win at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational and his third after running a career-best time of 23:37 at the Bradley Classic...won four races and finished third in two others...placed first in the Vincentian Cup Invitational with a four-mile time of 19:59...finished the National Catholic Championships with a third place time of 24:10...took home first at the Bradley Classic with an 8K in 23:37, a new career-best time...placed third at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing the 8K race in 25:08.1...finished the NCAA Regionals 10K race with a personal-best time of 30:30.17, giving him 21st place and a spot on the NCAA Midwest Regional Team.
Indoor: Finished in the top 10 in every event in which he competed...collected two first place finishes on the season with the first coming in the 5000m dash at the Blue and Gold Invitational (14:34.11) and the second coming in the 3000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational (8:24.83)...took second place in the one mile run at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 4:14.20...also took second in the 3000m run at the Meyo Invitational where he posted a season-best 3000m time of 8:09.75...placed third in the BIG EAST Championship in the 3000m with a time of 8:20.81 and finished in eighth at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the same event with a time of 8:11.26.
Outdoor: Earned top 10 finishes in seven of nine events, including two first place showings...took home firstin the 3000m steeplechase at the ISU Duals with a time of 9:00.20...also placed first in the 5000m run at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 14:38.17...this 5000m time of 14:29.47 at the BIG EAST Championships was a career-best and good for seventh place...placed second at the Cardinal Invite in the 3000m steeplechase (9:01.20) and third in the same event at the Sun Angel Classic (9:09.36)...took home fifth in the 1500 m run with a career-best time of 3:54.18 at the 49er Classic.
2009-10 (Sophomore) Cross Country: Earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors twice after winning the National Catholic Championship and the Lucian Rosa Invitational...won every race of the regular-season...placed 14th overall at the BIG EAST Championship to earn All-Conference honors...lowered his personal-record 8K time to 24:24 at the Bradley Open...placed 26th at the NCAA Midwest Regional after clocking a 31:43 10K.
Indoor: Set the DePaul record in the 3,000m after posting a time of 8:18.12 at the Indiana Relays...placed 15th at the BIG EAST Championships in the 3,000m behind a time of 8:22.20...broke the 5,000m school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 14:28.31...won the 3,000m race at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener...posted a mile time of 4:20.29 at the Badger Track Classic...anchored the 4x400m relay team that recorded a time of 3:37.22 at the Blue and Gold Meet.
Outdoor: Set the DePaul record in the 3,000m steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championship with a third-place time of 8:51.48...in addition to the DePaul Record, it was a 19 second improvement from his previous personal best...placed 20th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championship West Preliminary...won the steeplechase at the 49er Classic, the Georgia Tech Invitational and the Marquette Twilight...set school record in the 3,000m at the DePaul Relays with a time of 8:41.23...won the 5,000m at the Dave Rankin Invitational with a time of 14:40.71.
2008-09 (Freshman) Cross Country: Named the program's first ever BIG EAST Athlete of the Week after placing second at the Fordham Fiasco...placed in the Blue Demon top-five in all seven races...ran the team's fastest 8K of the season at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a time of 25:19...placed third overall at the DePaul Opener...was the team's top finisher four times.
Indoor: Ran a team-leading 3,000m at the Bob Eubanks Open with an eighth place time of 8:33.64...clocked a mile time of 4:23.89...part of the 4x400m relay team at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener that recorded a time of 3:34.59.
Outdoor: Clocked a personal-record time of 9:13.50 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Cardinal Twilight...placed 13th at the BIG EAST Championships in the steeplechase with a time of 9:13.95...won the 3,000m steeplechase at both the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational and the Chicagoland Championships...clocked the team's best 1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase, and 5,000m times...ran the 1,500m at the Chicago Penultimate in a season-best time of 4:06.87...team-best 5,000m raced at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 14:52.77.
High School: Ranked No. 3 in Scotland for the U20 2,000m steeplechase...2008 Scottish Schools champion in the 2,000m steeplechase...silver medalist in the Scottish Cross Country Championships in 2008...Scottish U20 Steeplechase Champion in 2008...Celtic Nations 2,000m steeplechase winner in 2008...member of the Kirkintilloch Olympians.
Personal: Son of James and Alison Graham...has one older sister, Caroline...grandfather played soccer for Burnley FC...political science major.