Published: Jun 13, 2012 02:02 AM
Modified: Jun 13, 2012 02:45 AM
No matter what the event was, if Thomas Graham was running in it, there was one place to look for him: the front.
The Cary Academy senior, an all-American in cross country, set a number of records this year.
Graham became the first four-time boys or girls NCISAA cross country champion, winning this years title by a whopping 41 seconds.
He became the ninth North Carolina boys runner to break the 15-minute mark in a cross country race, doing so at Charlottes McAlpine Park (14:52), then finished ninth in the nation at the Footlocker National cross country meet.
Graham wasnt done after the fall.
In the spring, he set a new NCISAA record in track and field for the 3,200-meter run (15:09.10), took second in the 1,600-meter run (4:21.26) and was fourth in the 800-meter run (2:00.38).
Graham also was part of the winning 4x800 relay team that set an NCISAA record (8:00.32) and ranks sixth on the North Carolina all-time list.
Graham will be running at Stanford next year, but his legacy wont soon be forgotten.
I think most would agree that Thomas is the best male cross country runner in NCISAA history, said Cary Academy coach Conrad Hall.
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