Barraza, Cornelius, Gibbs to represent Houston in Eugene this weekend
2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put 2014 All-American Conference Outdoor Team - Shot Put 2014 American Conference Indoor Champion - Shot Put 2014 All-American Conference Indoor Team - Shot Put USTFCCCA Top 10 Under 20 - Shot Put
2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: Has thrown the shot in all three meets for Houston this season...Set a new personal record and logged the 10th best mark on the NCAA Shot Put list at the Houston Indoor Opener when he tossed 18.65m (61-2.25).
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: Competed in six meets this season as a Cougar... Opened with a 17.61m (57-9.5) throw at the Houston Indoor Opener (Jan. 11)... Named to the USTFCCCA Top 10 under 20 shot put list with that top mark... Won the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor shot put Championship with a personal best throw of 17.68m (58-0.25)... Enters the Top five all time list in the men's shot put.
Outdoor: Competed in all 11 meets for the Cougars... Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the shot put... Finished second at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a personal best throw of 18.36m (60'-3")... Named to the All-American Athletic Conference team... Also competed in the discus in five meets and javelin at one meet... threw a season best of 42.82m (140'-6") in the discus at the UTSA Invitational.
Participated in four years of varsity track and field... Broke a 27-year-old Shot Put record for Deer Park High School...Holds two teen National Records in the Log Press Event.
Son of Brach Cornelius and Penny Smith.. Majoring in Fitness and Sport... Life goal of becoming a college-level strength and conditioning coach... His biggest influences are his dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Zydrunas Savickas.