Barraza Set to Compete at IAAF World Junior Championshi9ps

Brian Barraza

July 23, 2014

HOUSTON - Freshman distance runner Brian Barraza will compete with Team USA in the 5,000-meter run event at the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships Friday at 10:45 p.m. CT, in Eugene, Ore.

Barraza qualified for the IAAF Championships when he finished second in the 5000m with a time of 14:22.07 at the USATF Junior Championships on July 5 in Eugene. The top-two times from the event earned a spot on the Team USA roster.

"Brian is getting to compete against not only the best junior athletes in the world, but also some athletes who compete on the elite and professional level," cross country head coach Steve Magness said. "It's a big step in Brian's running career. Any time you get to put a USA jersey on it elevates the importance to another level."

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