2000 USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY
PR: 400m: 50.53 (1996)
Born: March 26, 1971, in Durham, N.C.
Current Residence: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: Stonewall Jackson HS (Manassas, VA) '89
College: Clemson '93
Coach: Randy Bungard
Agent: Flynn Sports Management
Career Highlights: 1996 Olympic gold medalist (4x400m); 1995 World Outdoor Championships (4x400m) gold medalist; 1998 U.S. Outdoor champion and '95, '97 runner-up; 1999 U.S. Indoor runner-up; 1997 World Outdoor silver medalist (4x400m).
Graham started running at age 7, when her father coached her in the Durham Striders TC. Both of Graham's parents ran high school track, and her brother, Jay, played football for TennesseeGraham won 15 ACC titles for Clemson and is now working as an assistant coach for Virginia: "It's demanding to try to coach while training full-time."The head coach is her own coach since college, Randy BungardGraham reports that she is working on technique and speed to try to bring her 400m time under 50.
2000: Placed 2nd at USA Indoors (52.74).
1999: 7th at USA Outdoors (52.95)...best of 52.21.
1998: Won USA Outdoors (50.69), her only win in 18 races5th in Goodwill Games (51.66); anchored runner-up 4x400m at Goodwill (50.7 for 3:24.81)6th in World Cup (52.10)ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 50.69.
1997: 2nd in USA Outdoors (50.65)8th in semis of World Champs (51.54); second leg on runner-up 4x400m (50.2 for 3:21.03)ranked #4 in U.S. at 400m by T&FNbest of 50.65.
1996: 4th in USA Indoor 400m (52.11)3rd in 400m in Olympic Trials (50.87)5th in semis at Olympic Games (51.13); third leg on gold medal 4x400m (49.49 for 3:20.91)ranked #3 in U.S. at 400m by T&FNbest of 50.53.
1995: 4th in USA Indoor 400m (52.27 indoor PR)5th in semi at World Indoor (53.46); third leg on bronze medal 4x400m (3:31.43)2nd in 400m at USA Outdoors (51.48)6th in semi at World Champs (51.77); led-off gold medal 4x400m (51.1 for 3:22.39)ranked #3 in U.S. at 400m by T&FNbest of 51.15, also 23.26.
1994: 4th in 400m at USA Outdoors (51.43)third leg on 5th-place 4x400m at World Cup (53.58 for 3:30.99) ranked #7 in U.S. at 400m by T&FNbest of 51.43, also 23.31.
1993: 8th in NCAA Indoor 200m (24.43); 6th in semi of 55m (6.98)won 100m and 200m at ACC4th in 200m at NCAA Outdoors (23.07)6th in 200m at USA Outdoors (23.09), 8th in semis of 100m (11.60)4th in World University Games 200mranked #8 in U.S. at 200m by T&FNbest of 51.88, also 11.57 and 22.98.
1992: 6th in 55m semi at NCAA Indoor (6.98); 3rd in 200m heat (23.90)won ACC in 100m and 200m2nd in NCAA 200m Outdoor (23.24)6th in 200m semi at Olympic Trials (23.47)ranked #10 in U.S. at 200m by T&FNbest of 53.03, also 11.42 and 23.03.
1991: 3rd in 200m heat at NCAA Indoor (24.43)won ACC 200m4th in NCAA Outdoor 200m (23.15), anchor on 5th-place 4x100m (44.39)best of 11.69 and 23.42.
1990: 7th in 200m (24.32), 9th in 100m at USA Juniors (11.92)best of 11.92 and 24.32.
1989: 2nd in 200m (24.07), 3rd in 100m at USA Juniors (11.77)best of 11.73 and 23.79.
1988: Best of 12.25 and 24.42.
1987: Best of 25.55.