Track & Field
Ariah Graham - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • High school Wakefield High School

Personal Bests – 400m: 53.57 | 800m: 2:03.24

  • Two-time All-American (2015, 2016 Indoor 4x400m Relay)
  • 2016 SEC Outdoor 800m Champion
  • 2016 SEC Indoor 800m Silver Medal
  • 2015 SEC Indoor 4x400m Relay Silver Medal
2015-16 (Junior)
Outdoor – SEC Champion at 800m, UK’s first conference titlist in that event … Anchored UK’s fourth-place 4x400m relay at SECs … Broke the UK 800m school record running 2:03.24 at Florida Relays.
Indoor – SEC Silver Medalist at 800m … First-team All-American in the 4x400m relay on UK’s sixth-place team … Broke the UK indoor 800m record to win McCravy Memorial with a atime of 2:04.64.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Switched to the 800m running a season-best 2:07.21 to win the Kentucky Relays … Placed 10th in the 800m prelims at SECs … Placed 43rd in the first round of the 800m at NCAA East Preliminary Championships …
Indoor – First-team All-American in the 4x400m relay, placing seventh … Anchored UK’s Silver-Medal 4x100m relay at the SEC Championships … Season-best 400m time 53.90 came at Tyson Invitational   . Broke UK 800m record running 2:04.64 to win McCravy Invitational.
Prior to UK: Graham comes to UK having experienced a good deal of success at the previous stops in her career. Graham’s personal best 400m time of 53.57, came in the prelims at the 2013 USA Junior Championships. She was the 2012 New Balance National 400m champion and an 11-time North Carolina State Champion. A member of the high school national champion 4x200m and 4x400m relays, and individual national champion in the 400m at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals. She was then named MVP at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals. She won six individual and 11 total (including relays) state championships at Wakefield HS, and owns the 300m and 400m high school indoor records in the state of North Carolina. As a senior in high school, she ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 500m. She finished first in the 400m at the 2012 NCHSAA 4A State Championships. Additionally she finished fourth at the 2012 state championships with a long jump mark of 18’1.5″. Her brother, T.J., played football and ran track at NC State, and is now an NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, and her father, Trevor, was a 1988 Olympic silver medalist for Jamaica in the 4x400m relay, and her mother, Ann, was an All-American track athlete at St. Augustine’s College.
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