Indoor Mile School Record Holder
Indoor 3000-meter School Record Holder
Indoor 5000-meter School Record Holder
Outdoor 5000-meter School Record Holder
Outdoor 10000-meter School Record Holder
2017 NCAA Indoor All-American - 3,000-meter Run
2017 NCAA Indoor Championship Qualifier - 3,000-meter Run
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American
2017 USATF Outdoor Championship Qualifier - 3,000-meter Steeplechase
2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - 3,000m (indoor)
2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - DMR (indoor)
American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion - 3,000m
2016 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 3,000m (Indoor)
2016 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - Mile (Indoor)
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
USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week - Dec. 13, 2016
The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - Dec. 13, 2016
The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - April 5, 2016
The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - Jan. 26, 2016
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
Indoor: Became Houston's first NCAA All-American in a distance longer than 400-meters after finishing seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000-meter run (8:00.69)...Became Houston's 12th student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors after landing on the Second Team following the season...Helped the Cougars score 16 points at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships with a silver medal in the 3,000-meter run and the distance medley relay...Broke his own school record in the 3,000-meter run when he crossed the line in 7:53.60 to finish second at the 2017 Husky Classic on Feb. 11...Set a personal best in the 800-meters on Feb.4, when he ran 1:52.06...Broke the school record and ran just the second sub-4 mile in program history after winning the event in 3:58.66 at the Reveille Invitational to open the season...His performance in the mile at the Reveille earned him USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors and made Barraza the first athlete to run his first sub-4 mile in December.
Outdoor: Competed unattached while redshirting throughout the outdoor season, however he qualified for the 2017 USATF National Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Indoor:Won the 2016 American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship in the 3,000-meters to earn First Team All-American Athletic Conference honors...Earned Second Team All-American Athletic Conference honors with a second place finish in the mile at the Indoor Championships...Finished the season ranked No. 47 nationally in the 3000m rankings...Broke his own program record in the 3K when he clocked the first sub-8 minute time in school history at 7:59.66 at the Husky Classic...Earned American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week Honors during the week of Jan. 26.
Outdoor: Smashed Al Lawrence's 56-year old record in the 10,000-meters when he ran 29:04.11 at the Stanford Invitational.
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
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.
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.
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.