Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Graham Farnsworth
Graham Farnsworth


Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
North HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


Six Illini Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

USTFCCCA named Division I All-Academic individuals


100m Squad Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA West Prelims

Senior Andrew Riley sets second-fastest 100m time in school history


Illini Boast 18 Qualifiers to NCAA West Preliminary Round

Riley records the fastest seed time in the 110m hurdles


Sun, Sprinters Shine at Big Ten Championships

Senior Andrew Riley earns three Big Ten titles on Sunday


Hammon Sets New School Record in Decathlon on Day 2

Orange and Blue qualify nine for finals on Sunday


Cross Country
2011 XC - SENIOR
Finished second for the Illini and eighth overall with an 8K time of 26:12 at the Illini Open.

Did not compete.

Finished 11th overall at the Illini Challenge ... Raced at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships where the Illini finished second ... Placed fifth for the Orange and Blue at the Bradley Classic.

2008 XC
Redshirted the 2008 season.


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 1,500m ... Advanced to the finals of the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, setting a new personal-best time (3:46.82) in the prelims ... Placed in the top-10 twice this season, sixth at the Tom Botts Invitational and eighth at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m and the mile ... Set a career-best time in the 800m at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 1:52.75 ... Ran the mile at the Big Ten Championships.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran in the 1,500m run...Placed second at SEC/Big Ten Challenge and at LSU Invitational...Ran his personal-best at LSU Invitational with 3:49.35...Helped the 4x800m relay team finish first at Sea Ray Relays ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the prelims of the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, running a time of 3:51.01 ... Posted a personal-best time of 3:49.76 in the 1,500m at the Pepsi Invitational and placed fourth ... Placed fifth in the 1,500m at the Illinois Twilight ... Took fifth in the 800m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and third in the event at the Iowa Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Ran the mile at the Big Ten Championships and finished 16th with a time of 4:13.02 ... Clocked a personal-best mile time of 4:11.00 at the Meyo Invitational ... Placed second in the 800m at the Iowa dual and timed a personal-best 1:53.17 in the event at the Iowa State Classic ... Took the runner-up spot in the 1,000m at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 2:29.52 ... Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay that captured the event title at the Iowa State Classic.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m in four meets during the outdoor season, posting an outdoor personal-best 1:52.93 at the SIU Spring Classic, en route to a third place finish ... Also competed in the 1,500m, finishing second at the Spec Towns Invitational.

Indoor: Ran on distance medley relay team that scored at the Big Ten Championships with a seventh-place finish (9:50.80) ... Recorded an season-best of 4:12.58 in the mile at the Adidas Classic ... Finished first in the mile run at the Saluki Fast Start meet ... Also competed in the 800m, posting season-best 1:53.24 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran personal-best 2:31.19 in the 1,000m at the Adidas Classic, en route to a first place finish.

High School
Took third in the 800m at the 2008 Illinois AA State Track and Field Championships to earn All-State honors ... 2007 state qualifier in the 800m and 2006 state qualifier in the 1600m ... Competed at the Illinois State Cross Country Championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Three-time All-Conference honoree in cross country ... Earned three letters in cross country and four in track and field.

Full name is Graham Jacob Farnsworth ... Born Sept. 20, 1989 ... Parents are Craig and Jane Farnsworth ... Has two younger sisters, Hannah and Alison ... Parents both ran at Ball State ... Hobbies include photography ... Majoring in english.

Farnsworth's Personal Bests

Cross Country
6K: 19:36 - Illini Challenge (9/4/09)
8K: 26:12 - IIlini Open (10/21/11)

800m: 1:52.93 - SIU Spring Classic (3/28/09)
1,500m: 3:46.82 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)

800m: 1:52.75 - Mark Colligan Memorial (1/28/12)
Mile: 4:10.30 - Tyson Invitational (2/11/11)

Updated June 2012