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Graham Hansel

Class: Senior Position: Height: 6-3 Previous School: West Ferris Secondary School Hometown: Powassan, Ontario

Cross Country Personal Bests
8K: 25:27.5
Oct. 14, 2017 - Pre-Nationals
Louisville, Ky.

10K: 31:12.7
Nov. 10, 2017 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Earlysville, Va.

Big South Cross Country Championship (8K)
2014 (Boiling Springs, N.C.): 22nd place, 26:37.9
2015 (Spartanburg, S.C.): 22nd place, 26:03.69
2016 (Swannanoa, N.C.): 19th place, 26:45.74
2017 (Lynchburg, Va.): 12th place, 26:18.1 (All-Big South)

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K)
2014 (Louisville, Ky.): 159th place, 33:29.9
2015 (Earlysville, Va.): 138th place, 32:38.9
2016 (Earlysville, Va.): 79th place, 31:19.9
2017 (Earlysville, Va.): 79th place, 31:12.7

Top Track Times at Liberty
1,500: 4:05.25
Mile: 4:28.47
3K: 8:41.43
3K SC: 9:17.47

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• VaSID Academic All-State honoree
• Did not compete in any meets for Liberty
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty

2016 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Big South All-Academic Team member
• Finished a career-best 19th at the Big South meet, serving as the Flames' No. 7 runner
• Closed out his season in impressive fashion, recording his best-ever NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship finish (79th) in his fastest 10K time (31:19.9) and finishing fourth on the team
• Top 5K time of the season (25:41.97) came at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2015 Cross Country (So.)
• Came in 22nd at the Big South Championship for the second straight season
• Served as the Flames' No. 5 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, where he placed 138th overall
• Improved his 8K personal-best time to 25:37.4 in the Pre-Nationals black race
• Crossed the line 10th overall and second on the team at the Upstate Invitational/Big South Preview

2015 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran 9:17.47 in his collegiate steeplechase debut at the Raleigh Relays
• Won the steeplechase at the Duke Invitational

2014-15 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Placed 10th in the Big South 3K
• Posted a season-best 3K time of 8:41.43 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2014 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Liberty's seventh finisher at the Big South meet and the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship as a freshman
• Came in 22nd at the Big South Championship
• Placed 159th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Season-best 8K time of 26:29.7 came at the ISU Pre-National Invitational

Prep
• Graduated from West Ferris Secondary School
• Two-time Britt Jessup Memorial Award winner
• Earned a trio of top-three finishes at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Cross Country Championships, highlighted by a runner-up showing in 2013
• Came in third in the 2K steeplechase at the 2013 OFSAA track meet in a personal-best time of 5:50.26, while also clocking 8:33.35 in the open 3K
• Clocked an 8K time of 25:07.13 to finish eighth at the 2012 Canada Junior Cross Country Championships, making him the first alternate for the World Junior Cross Country Championships

Personal
• Son of Ric and Kathy Hansel
• Sister Erin Hansel is a sophomore on the Liberty women's cross country/track & field teams
• Birthday is on July 28
• Exercise science major