Senior Send-off: Paul Dunbar's Bart Denham



Bart Denham graduated from Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington where he was the 1600m Run Champion at the Fayette County Championship.  He also came back strong from a bout of being sick that knocked him out his junior year. 



What was your most memorable race?

My most memorable race was probably the 800 at Dunbar Bearcat in 2010. Had a huge Pr for me at the time to 2:03 and beat a few people that I looked up to on my team.
Where did you face your biggest competition?

The best competition that I faced was In Knoxville at the Volunteer Classic or at UK indoor Invitational this year. Our team didn't go to Knoxville this year but it was always a huge meet and had lots of great athletes.
Out of all of your high school accomplishments which stands out the most?

Breaking the school record in the 4x800 and 4x400 this year as a senior (8:02.21 and 3:28.84) . The relay teams I've been on have been trying to break it for the last three years and we finally got it them this year. I really looked up to the guys that set the record my freshman year so that made it that much sweeter.
If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

I probably would have manned up and ran Cross Country my Junior year even though I was pretty sickly. I think it would have made my Senior season of Cross Country a lot easier.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

The most difficult obstacle I've had to overcome/am still dealing with is having Crohns disease. I pretty much had to start over as a runner in 2011. You may have read an article on here about all of that a few weeks ago.
What will you miss the most?

I will miss my Coaches and teammates the most. I had the honor of being coached for 4 years by Killian Timoney and 2 years by Phil Wilder; they are both amazing coaches. I've had a lot of awesome teammates in my 4 years at Dunbar as well.
Do you have any advice for younger athletes?

Follow your mileage chart, listen to your coaches and work hard.
What are your college plans?

I'll be running track and XC at Xavier in Cincinnati. I might get a
degree in business while I'm there as well.