Chris Grafton
Chris Grafton
Birth Date: 01/11/1989
Height: 6-2
Year: Junior
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union HS
Position: Freestyle
EXP: 3V

2009-10

Chris Grafton finished with the top three fastest times on the team in four different events in 2009-10 ... his time of 21.12 in the 50 Freestyle was the second-fastest time on the team at the Big West Championships (2/17-20) ... finished with the fastest times on the team in the 100 Freestyle in 46.05 and the 200 Freestyle in 1:41.66 at the Big West Championships ... in the 500 Freestyle, he finished with a time of 5:44.98 at the Malibu Invitational (10/24) ... finished with the third-best time on the team of 54.60 in the 100 Backstroke vs. Cal State Bakersfield (1/28) ... was a member of the fastest relay teams in five events this season which include: 200 Freestyle in 1:23.84, 400 Freestyle in 3:04.30, 200 Medley in 1:32.83 and 400 Medley in 3:28.04, all of which at the Big West Championships and in the 100 Medley in 44.02 at the Trojan Invitational (10/09-10).

2008-09

Fastest times swam in 2008-09 include: 50 Freestyle in 21.00 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25), the fastest time recorded this season on the men's team and the ninth fastest time ever recorded in the program's history ... 100 Freestyle in 44.77, the third fastest time ever recorded in the program's history, and 200 Freestyle in 1:39.06, the fourth fastest time ever recorded in the program's history at the Big West Championships (2/25-28), the fastest time recorded this season on the men's team for each event ... 500 Freestyle in 4:58.42 at the Irvine Invitational (1/3), the second fastest time recorded this season on the men's team ... 1000 Freestyle in 11:47.48 at the Irvine Invitational (1/3).

2007-08

Chris Grafton emerged as a top freestyler for the Matadors ... logged the Matadors' second-best time in the 100-free, going 46.82 at the Big West Championships ... went 1:41.54 at the BWC Championships, the second-best Northridge time of the season and the eighth-best mark in program history ... had the third-best times on the team in the 50- and 500- free ... top times: 50 free: 21.18, 100 free: 46.82, 200 free: 1:41.54, 500 free: 4:56.76, 1,000 free: 11:43.18.

REDONDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL

Grafton swam the freestyle and played water polo for the Seahawks ... named swimming team MVP as a junior and senior ... graduated in 2007.

PERSONAL

Born on January 11, 1989 in Redondo Beach ... favorite thing about being an athlete is the team, lists morning practices as the toughest ... likes to listen to music before a big meet ... favorite website is Facebook.com ... major is Kinesiology.

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