Karakolis, Lee place fourth in Saturday events
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
AT MAJOR MEETS
2014 C-USA Outdoor - 20th, 5000m, 15:28.27
2014 C-USA Outdoor - 10th, 3,000m steeplechase, 9:15.46
3000m steeple - 9:15.46, 2014 C-USA Outdoor Championships
5000m - 15:28.27, 2014 C-USA Outdoor Championships
Cross Country:Ran in two races, placing 70th at the Rice Invitational with a time of 18:20.0 in the 5.5K. Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Performed a season's best in both the 5000m (15:28.27) and the 3,000m steeplechase (9:15.46) at the C-USA Outdoor Championships ... Placed second in the 3,000m steeple at the Victor Lopez Classic ... Also finished third in the steeple at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight.
Graduated and ran cross country and track at John Carroll Catholic High School for head coach Bryan Burgess ... won 5A Section 3 championship from 2009-2011 ... placed third in 5A state cross country meet (2011-12) ... won the individual Class 5A state championship in 2011 and 2012 ... was the runner-up in 2010 ... Gatorade Boys Runner of the Year for Alabama (2011) ... Birmingham News South Region Athlete of the Year ... ran a PR 15:52 at the state championship his senior year ... was the 5A track state champion in the 3200 from 2012-13 ... 1600 runner-up in 2012 and 1600 state champion from 2011-13, along with the 800 champ in 2013 ... also played basketball and started at point guard for two years, earning 5A Area 6 All-Area honors ... graduated with a 4.34 GPA and was a member of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society.
Full Name: Griffin James Lee ... Born: Aug. 6, 1994 ... Parents: Dann and Robin Lee (three brothers) ... Uncle, Russell Lee, played baseball at Duke from 1981-83 ... Major: Kinesiology ... College: Will Rice.
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