Sam McGrath
Sam McGrath
Height: 6-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tyngsboro, Mass.
High School: Tyngsboro
Position: Mid Distance

2012: Ran in the 400, 800, 1,000, 1,500, one-mile, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay … posted career-best times in the 400 (50.50) at the Holy Cross Invitational (April 24), 800 (1:53.27) at the New England Outdoor Championship (May 10), 1,000 (2:35.71) at New Hampshire with Stonehill and Worcester State (Jan. 21), 1,500 (4:02.36) at the UMass Invitational (April 14) and one-mile (4:35.21) at the Harvard Open (Dec. 10) … also a member of the 4x400 relay team that set a season-best mark of 3:21.12 at the New England Outdoor Championship and 4x800 relay team that set a season best time of 7:37.64 at the IC4A Indoor Championship (March 3) … times in the 800 and 1,000 were best on the team for the season … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Ran season-bests with times of 1:55.62 in the 800 meter run at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship, where he placed 18th (May 7), 4:09.38 in the 1,500 meter run at the Holy Cross Quad Meet (April 23) and 4:34.54 in the mile run at the Boston Mini Meet (Dec. 31) … placed fifth in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:39.40 at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational (Jan. 15) … part of the 4x800 relay team that finished sixth at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 7:49.06 (Feb. 19) … part of the 4x400 relay team that finished third at the American International Invitational with a time of 3:33.12 (April 2) … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Member of the varsity cross country team at Tyngsboro H.S. ... team captain and team MVP during senior year ... named a Dual County League All-Star in 2009 ... a Lowell Sun second team All-Star senior year ... earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic  honors in senior year ... also a member of the varsity basketball team ... team captain senior season ... received Coach’s Award senior year ... member of the varsity outdoor track and field team ... team captain senior year ... named team MVP sophomore, junior and senior years ... named a Commonwealth Athletic Conference All-Star freshman year ... a Dual County League All-Star sophomore, junior and senior seasons ...  Lowell Sun first team All-Star senior year ... Boston Globe All-Scholastic junior year ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Gerard and Bonnie McGrath ... has one brother (Joe) and one sister (Anna) ... majoring in History.


McGrath's Top Performances

Event Time Meet (Date)
400m 50.50 Holy Cross Invitational (4/24/2012)
800m 1:53.27 New England Outdoor Championship (5/10/2012)
1,000m 2:35.71 New Hampshire (1/21/2012)
1,500m 4:02.36 UMass Invitational (4/14/2012)
1 Mile 4:35.21 Harvard Open (12/10/2011)