Ryan Graf
 
Ryan  Graf

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Charles Town, W.V.

High School:
Jefferson

Height:
5-6

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014: Did not compete.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Competed in three meets...Air Force's top finisher at the Rocky Mountain Shootout...placed 49th at that meet with an 8K time of 28:05.00...clocked career-best time of 25:33.20 at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open (38th)...opened the season with a 5K time of 16:24.40 at the Colorado State Open (72nd).

HIGH SCHOOL: Jefferson High School...five-time all-state selection for track...placed third in both the mile and two-mile races at the 2013 state championship meet...also ran a leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished second at the state meet and set a school record in that event the previous year...also earned all-state honors in cross country...served as captain of both the cross country and track teams during senior year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Thomas Graf...nickname is "Bucket"...son of Michael and Diane Graf...father is a retired Air Force weather officer, who currently works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...has one older brother, Eric, who competes in cross country and track at the University of Georgia...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming an acquisitions or contracting officer...served as Group Transition NCO...hobbies include "sliding into the DMs, going to sleep early and getting rear-ended on the highway"...completed Operation Air Force at Travis AFB, Calif., over the summer...also worked Basic Cadet Training and took an academic class (History 300)...member of Cadet Squadron 17.


COACH COLE ON RYAN: "With his most consistent summer of training completed, Ryan is primed to have a solid block of racing. With improved fitness generally comes improved performances and Ryan has been diligent in improving his fitness because racing faster is very important to him."


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