While running track at the
University of Tennessee in 1982 and 1983,
Mark Patrick achieved NCAA All-American
status for his accomplishments in the
two-mile relay (indoor 1982), 1600 meter
relay (outdoor 1982), and the 400
intermediate hurdles (outdoor 1983).
Before his arrival at UT, he also garnered
NJCAA All-American honors at Parkland
College in 1981. These honors were for
the 400 intermediate hurdles (outdoor), and
the 1600 meter relay (indoor).
At Centralia High School, Patrick collected
South Seven Conference titles in the 330 low
hurdles in 1977 (school record 39.0) and
1978, and as part of the two-mile relay team
(1977 and 1978), and mile relay team (1977
At the IHSA Class AA Sectional level, he
also grabbed championships as part of the
two-mile relay team (1977), and the mile
relay team (1978, school record, and
Sectional record 3:22.67). He also finished
second to twin brother David in the
Sectional 330 low hurdles (1978).
After his scholastic competition days were
over, he was a member of the 1983 Pan
American team in the 400 hurdles, and in
1984, he finished sixth in the Olympic
trials also in the 400 hurdles.