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Lorraine Graham put the name of Lincoln University in the spotlight during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Graham, a native of Manchester, Jamaica, set many national high school track records before coming to Lincoln in 1995 on a track scholarship. Majoring in Criminal Justice, she went on to set NCAA Division II records in the 400 meter indoor and as a member of the 4 x 400 meter indoor relay. Both records were set at the NCAA II Championships in 1997. Lorraine graduated in 1999 but her track career was far from over. At the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney Australia, Lorraine Graham won the silver medal in the 400 meters. Representing her native country, Jamaica, Graham ran the outdoor event in a time of 49.58. Her track career continued until 2006 when she suffered an injury, forcing her retirement. She resides in Jamaica.
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Jefferson City, MO
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Schleer, Mark and Bryant, Ithaca, "Legendary Ladies of Lincoln: Lorraine Graham" (2019). Legendary Ladies of Lincoln. 10.