Barraza, Thomas post top finishes on first day of Houston action
3000-meter School Record Holder 5000-meter School Record Holder 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 - Feb. 18, 2014 The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - Jan. 20, 2015 USTFCCCA's Top 10 Under 20 list - 3000m, 5000m
2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: 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
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: 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.
HIGH SCHOOL 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.
PERSONAL Brian Barraza...Born May 5, 1995 in El Paso, TX...Son of Pete and Paula Barraza... Has a sister, Andrea.