Barraza Shines In Red, White and Blue
July 27, 2014
HOUSTON - Houston Track and Field distance runner Brian Barraza set a new personal record in the 5,000-meter run while competing for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Friday, in Eugene, Ore.
The freshman continued to improve on impressive freshman season, as he posted a personal best 14:13.33 en route to a 13th-place finish in the 5,000, while wearing the red, white and blue of his nation's colors.
"It's a big step in Brian's running career," cross country head coach Steve Magness said. "Any time you get to put a USA jersey on it elevates the importance to another level."
Barraza earned his spot on the team, and a chance to compete with some of the best young track and field athletes in the world, when he finished 2nd in the same event at the USATF Junior Championships earlier this month.
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