Brian Graybill enters his first season as a volunteer assistant with the track and fieldprogram - his first in a non-competition setting at Mizzou. Graybill was a two-time All-Big 12 honoree and an Academic All-Big 12 honoree during his time as a student-athlete under Coach McGuire and the rest of the Tiger coaching staff.
A seasoned middle distance runner, Graybill was one of the Tigers' top milers last season as he set the team's top marks in the event during both the indoor and outdoor season in 2009. Graybill graduated from Mizzou last year and is currently seeking a graduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Graybill earned one of the most-coveted NCAA post-graduate scholarships earlier this year; only 29 of the scholarships that Graybill earned are offered for all NCAA men's spring sports participants.
as of Sunday, November 16, 2008
- Two-time All-Big 12
- Academic All-Big 12
Cross Country: Ran in three races for the Tigers ... was team's ninth finisher at the Big 12 Championships ... was sixth finisher for Mizzou (95th overall) at Griak Invitational ... was squad's second finisher at the SIU Early Bird (6th). Outdoor: Ran new personal best 1500 meter time of 3:48.68 at the McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville ... placed third at the distance at the MU-Virginia Jefferson Cup dual ... took 19th at the Big 12 meet at 1500 meters ... ran leadoff leg of Tigers' DMR that took third at the Drake Relays. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors at 1000 meters for the second straight year, qualifying for the league final after runing a near-personal-best 2:27.32 in the heats ... fifth in the Mile at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with personal best 4:10.84 ... ran PR of 1:56.34 at 800 meters at Big 12-Mountain West Challenge ... winner of the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite 1000 meters.
Cross Country: Was the fifth Tiger to finish at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge ... ran a personal record 25:30 at the Bradley Classic. Outdoor: Was member of the seventh-place DMR squad at the Drake Relays ... set three personal records during the outdoor season ... Ran the 800m in 1:58.55, the 1500m 3:57.85 ... Took home seventh place at the Botts Invitational in the 800m ... Placed in the top-10 in three 1500m races, placing as high as fourth at Botts. Indoor: Garnered All-Big 12 honors in placing seventh with a personal-best 2:27.31 run at the Big 12 Indoor ... ran a career-best Mile race of 4:15.56 at the Iowa State Classic.
Cross Country: Ran in four races for the Tigers ... Finished 79th at the Big 12 Championships (27:05.50). Outdoor: Redshirt season. Indoor: Ran three races for the Tigers, all at different distances ... placed fourth at the MU-KU-KSU Triangular at 1000 meters with 2:33.64 clocking.
Cross Country: Placed 70th at the Big 12 Championships, running in 26:12 ... placed 11th at the Bradley Classic with season-best 25:42.6 clocking. Outdoor: Had his first taste of the 3,000-meter steeplechase competing in three races throughout the month of April ... earned a personal best at a cold and windy Iowa Musco Twilight meet with a time of 9:59.63. Indoor: Competed in the 1,000-meter run and distance medley relay at the Missouri Invitational Jan. 14 and finished fourth in the 1,000 (2:33.84) ... earned a medical hardship waiver for the season.
Cross Country: Redshirt season.
Three-time MSHSAA All-State for both track and cross country ... placed third in the MSHSAA 4A Cross Country meet his junior year ... three-time Big 8 Conference Champion, twice in cross country, junior year in the 1600m ... part of State Champion 4x800-meter relay team during senior year ... helped Blue Jays to a state championship in 2003 and three conference cross country team titles ... two-time adidas All-American as part of 4x800 relay with a second place national finish coming in 2003 ... high school coach - track, Dan Davies; cross country - Tim Nixon ... high school PRs - XC 5k, 15:20; 1600m, 4:18; 800m, 1:54.8.
Son of Ellis & JoAnn Graybill ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... valedictorian of senior class of about 500 with a 4.0 GPA ... wants to put degree to use by engineering race vehicles ... born September 4, 1985 in North Kansas City, Mo.
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