Palatine's Brown very much in the running
May 29, 2015 10:03 PM -
Sitting in the stands at O'Brien Field was not where Palatine senior Graham Brown wanted to be. So when the Arkansas-bound Brown got the chance to race in the 1,600-meter prelims in the Class 3A boys track and field state meet prelims on Friday, it didn't matter that it was hot or humid. Brown was just happy to get his chance, and did he ever take advantage of it. "Last year when I was sick and couldn't run -- I hated having to sit and watch," Brown said. Racing in the third heat in temperatures that climbed over 100 on the track, Brown hung with the front pack, ran his race and qualified for the finals with a 5-second drop off his personal best. Brown ran 4:14.38, qualifying him sixth for Saturday's finals.