Brian Barraza

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    El Paso, Texas

    High School:
    Franklin HS

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Distance

    Experience:
    2L

    Brian  Barraza

    11/21/2015

    Barraza Completes Season in 60th at Nationals

    Junior wraps season with second-career trip to NCAA Championships

    11/20/2015

    Barraza Heads to Louisville for NCAA Championships

    Junior makes back-to-back trips to national meet

    11/13/2015

    Barraza Claims Gold at South Central Regional

    Junior punches return ticket to nationals as men finish 10th, women 12th

    10/17/2015

    Brian Barraza Finishes 25th at Pre-Nationals

    Cougar women finish 31st; men 41st

    10/16/2015

    Cougars Head to Pre-National Meet in Louisville

    Houston to run on course that will host NCAA Championships

    AWARDS / HONORS
    • 2015 All-American Athletic Conference
    • 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship qualifier
    • 2014 All-American Athletic Conference
    • Conference Athlete of the Week - Sept. 3
    • 2013 All-American Athletic Conference Team

    JUNIOR (2015)
    Earned All-American Athletic Conference honors for his fourth place finish at The American Championships where he ran the 8K in 23:45.01 to finish fourth...Landed a top-25 finish at the Pre-National meet after running a 25th place 23:42.4...Picked up his second consecutive victory of the season when he won the Texas A&M Invitational finishing the 8K in 23:28.5...Opened his 2015 season with a win in the 5.5K at the Rice Invitational in 18:33.72

    SOPHOMORE (2014)
    Barraza became the first Cougar since 2011 to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships after posting a fourth place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional (29:41.5; 10K)...Barraza finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships in Tulsa, Okla., after running the 8K in 24:53...Runner up at the 2014 Islander Splash Cross Country Meet after running the 8K in 25:17.7...Posted the top-score among collegiate athletes at the 39th Annual Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational when he ran the 5K in 16:57

    FRESHMAN (2013)
    Barraza competed in all six meets for the Cougar men's team... He won the first meet of his collegiate career during the Baylor's Twilight Invitational (6K) with a time of 18:19.9... Barraza finished in the top five at the Rice Invitational (3rd - 16:50), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Splash (2nd - 26:36.4), and the inaugural American Athletic Conference championships (5th - 23:36.60)... Ended the season with the South Central Regional 10K, finishing 28th with a time of 31:10.8.

    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.

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