DePaul Honors Student-Athletes Thursday Night in Rosemont
The Blue Demons cross country squad heads to Northern Illinois on Saturday to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Senior Matthew Graham placed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championship race.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country squads head to Louisville, Ky. for the conference championship races on Saturday.
On Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind., the DePaul men's and women's cross country teams placed 29th and 36th, respectively.
Career Notes: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2010, 2011, 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.
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 Chicagoland 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.
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.
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.
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.
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