2019 - 2020 SOUTH CAROLINA
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TYLER
GRAVES
HURDLES
LOWER RICHLAND HS
HOPKINS, SOUTH CAROLINA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
7.77
60M HURDLES
NO. 2
2020 60M HURDLES RANKING
“Tyler Graves is an awesome student-athlete. We had to share practice areas with Lower Richland for a few years, and I was able to see his work ethic. I can see why he is as good as he is.”
Damien Jackson
Head Coach - Head coach of Dreher High

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior was named a New Balance Nationals Indoor All-American in the 60-meter high hurdles. Graves’ best 60 hurdles time of 7.77 seconds ranked as the nation’s No. 2 mark among prep indoor competitors in 2020. In this spring’s abbreviated outdoor season, Graves ranked among the Top 10 nationally in both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. He also won both of those races at the 2019 Class 4A outdoor state meet with clockings that rank among the top five in state history.

Academic Achievement


Graves has maintained a weighted 3.55 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Coastal Carolina University.

Exemplary Character


A member of Lower Richland’s National Society of Black Engineers Jr. as well as the Technology Student Association, Graves has volunteered locally repairing houses for the economically disadvantaged. He has also donated his time as a youth tutor and track coach.