Lower Richland’s Graves named Gatorade S.C. Boys Track Athlete of the Year

Lower Richland’s Graves named Gatorade S.C. Boys Track Athlete of the Year
Tyler Graves has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade S.C. Track & Field Player of the Year. (Source: LR_Athletics/Twitter)

HOPKINS, S.C. (WIS) - Tyler Graves will bring home even more hardware this year for his work on the track.

On Monday, the Lower Richland High standout was named Gatorade’s South Carolina Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Graves, a rising senior, won the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in this year’s Class 4-A state meet. He also posted a personal records of 13.81 seconds in the 100 hurdles and 53.09 in the 400 during his junior campaign.

Graves, who has a 3.41-grade point average, is the second Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete to be chosen from Lower Richland High School. Jaylen Bacon won the award during the 2013-14 season.

Graves is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year Award.

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