Brian Barraza


    El Paso, Texas

    High School:
    Franklin HS




    Elig. (O/I):

    Brian  Barraza


    Barraza, Valencia Claim Titles in College Station

    Day two of the Charlie Thomas Invitational concludes with 14 top-8 finishes


    Issac Williams Named The American AOTW

    Senior posts The American’s top time in the 60-meter hurdles


    Cougars Return Home to Host Houston Invitational

    Houston to hold second of three 2016 indoor meets


    Cougars Wrap Final Day of Rod McCravy Invitational

    Houston posts 15 personal records on meet’s second day


    Trio of Cougars Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

    Anderson-Kaapa, Barraza, Valencia all honored for top GPAs

    • Indoor 3000-meter School Record Holder
    • Indoor 5000-meter School Record Holder
    • Outdoor 5000-meter School Record Holder
    • 2015 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - 5000m
    • 2015 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - 5000m
    • 2015 All-American Conference Indoor Team - 3,000m
    • 2014 All-American Conference Outdoor Team - 5,000m
    • 2014 American Conference Indoor Champion - Men's DMR
    • 2014 All-American Conference Indoor Team - DMR
    • The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - Jan. 20, 2015
    • The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - Feb. 18, 2014
    • USTFCCCA's Top 10 Under 20 list - 3000m, 5000m

    Personal Bests
    Indoor Date
    Mile 4:09.03 1.16.15
    3000m 8:04.05* 2.7.15
    5000m 13:56.76* 2.14.14
    Outdoor Date
    800m 1:55.55 4.19.14
    1500m 3:44.95 4.25.15
    5000m 13:56.76 4.16.15

    2014-15 (Sophomore)
    Broke his own school record in the 3000m run three times this season with the most recent coming at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in 8:04.05...Earned All-American Athletic Conference honors for his second place finish in the 3K at the American Championships...Set a new personal record in the mile run with a 4:09.03 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational

    Outdoor: Set a new school record in the 5000m run after finishing in 13:56.76 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif...Finished runner up in the 5000m at The American outdoor Championships with a time of 14:36.78, earning Second Team All-American Athletic Conference honors...Ran a new personal best in the 1500m and currently ranks second in school history with a 3:44.95 at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight Invitationa...Won the 5K at the Rice Victor Lopez Classic in 14:25.90...Competed in five meets for Houston during the 2015 outdoor season.

    2013-14 (Freshman)
    Broke the men's 3000-meter school record at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational (Feb. 8, 2014) with a time of 8:16.84... Won the 5000-meter championship race at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., breaking another school record with a time of 14:23.29... Named to the USTFCCCA Top 10 Under 20 lists in the 3000m and 5000m... Runner-up at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in the 3000m... Anchored the men's conference champion distance medley relay team.

    Outdoor: Competed in the 800m, 1,500m and the 5,000m in his first outdoor season... Took second at the Stanford Invitational in the 5,000m with a personal best time of 14:13.54, the fifth best time in school history... Recorded the fastest time of the team this season in the 1,500m (3:51.35)... Placed third at the conference championships to help the Cougar men's team to its first American Athletic Conference championship... Named First Team All-American Athletic Conference.

    Ran for coach Jesse Aguilar at El Paso Franklin High School...Holds school record in the 1600m, 3200m, Three mile, and 5K...Helped team win the 2011 and 2012 District Champions title.

    Brian Barraza...Born May 5, 1995 in El Paso, TX...Son of Pete and Paula Barraza... Has a sister, Andrea.

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