Barraza, Wallace Named Track Athletes of the Week
Feb. 18, 2014
The accolades come just days after the two broke into the University of Houston school record books at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Barraza won the men's 5000-meter run (championship section) with a time of 14:23.29 breaking the second school record this season. Wallace placed in the top 10 of the women's 400m with a time of 53.25 to break the school record by .05 seconds.
There have been five school records broken this season and Barraza broke two so far. During the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational, the freshman won the men's 3000m finishing at 8:16.84 to crush to school record.
Wallace has bounced back after suffering a season ending injury last year. She sits on top of the American and was ranked No. 21 in the USTFCCCA National Team Rankings this week.