Sophomore Bear makes final of 400 meters with time of 45.19.
Bears conclude NCAA West Preliminary action in Austin on Saturday.
Senior Cion Hicks wins second-straight shot put event title.
Senior jumper finishes second in record-setting fashion Friday in Austin.
Men's squad produces three title-winning performances Saturday in Fort Worth.
• 2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• 2017 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member
2017: Ran 60 meters and 200 meters events at five indoor meets…Ran a season-best 6.95 in the preliminary round at the Texas A&M Team Invitational in the 60 meters… Recorded a 7.00 time in the preliminary round at the Big 12 Indoor Championship…Ran a season-best 21.67 in the 200 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship to place 11th in preliminary rounds… Participated in six outdoor meets, running in the 100 meters and 200 meters…Posted a personal-best seventh place finish at the Red Raider Shootout, running a 10.74 in the 100 meters…Earned two fifth-place finishes in the 200 meters, most recently running 21.24 at the Red Raider Shootout...Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors and received USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition.
High School: Four-year varsity track and field letterman Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas...Won Texas 6A district, area, and regional 200-meter titles in both 2015 and 2016...Competed at state meet in both his junior and senior years...Set third fastest 200-meter time nationally and top state mark for prep sprinters in May 2015 with mark of 20.97...Earned invite to 2015 Nike Prefontaine Classic...Two-time selection Great Southwest Classic, earning the silver medal in the 100 meters with 10.43 in 2015...Competed in 2015 USATF National Junior Olympics...Won gold medals in both 100 and 200 meters at 2013 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships...Was 200-meter champion at the 2013 TAAF State Meet...Holds Marcus High School school records in 200m (20.97), 100m (10.60), 4x100 relay (41.33/9.7 split), 4x200 relay (1:26.19/20.6 split), and the 4x400 relay (3:17.40/48.8 split)...Named Male Track Athlete of the Year for both his junior and senior years...Member of National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Parents are Thomas and Sharon Braxton...Has one brother, Julian...Major is exercise physiology.