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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2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Houston fans can guarantee a place in history by purchasing season tickets for the first season in the new TDECU Stadium. Season tickets are currently on sale starting at just $140 as are Memorial Hermann Family Plan four-pack season tickets, two adult and two youth, for just $299. Lower-level reserved season tickets start at just $200.
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Houston opens the 2014 season at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in the first game in TDECU Stadium.
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GROUP TICKET INFORMATION
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