USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

Bryan Bronson

BRYAN BRONSON

Events: 200, 400H

Height: 6-0

Weight: 175

PR: 400mH 47.03 (1998); 200m 20.28 (1992)

Born: September 9, 1972, in Jasper, Texas

Current Residence: Houston, Texas

High School: Jasper, Texas '91

College: Rice '95

Coach: Kim Wrinkle

Agent: Bob Pelletier

Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 1997 World bronze medalist; 1996 Olympian; 1998 Goodwill Games champion; 3-time U.S. 400H champion ('96-'98); 1993 NCAA 400H champion; 4th in 200 at 1993, 1995 NCAA Indoors.

Earned High School Athlete of the Year honors in 1991left Rice just prior to his senior season in outdoor trackbegan working with Kim Wrinkle in 1995trains with hurdler Eric Thomas, and 400 runner Deon Minorhis 47.81 semi at the 1998 USA Outdoor Champs was the fastest preliminary round ever run outside of the Olympic Trials and Games his final mark of 47.03 is the fastest ever run on U.S. soilopened eyes by somersaulting 30-feet off a restaurant patio into a lake at a reception prior to the 1998 Zurich meet: "We knew it was really deep," he said.

1999: Did not compete.

1998: Won USA Outdoors (47.03 MR)won Goodwill Games (47.15)won 10 Grand Prix raceseight clockings under 48-seconds6th in GP Final (48.94)undefeated all season in the 400H, he lost at the Grand Prix Final, a misstep that cost him over $300,000 in prize moneyranked #1 in world at 400Hbests of 47.03.

1997: 3rd at USA Indoor 200 (20.69)won 400H (47.79) at USA Outdoorsbronze at 400H (47.88) in World Champsranked #1 in world at 400H by T&FNbests of 47.64 and 20.43.

1996: Won 400H at Olympic Trials (47.98 PR)8th in 400H semis (50.32) at Olympic Games5th in 400H (49.52) at GP Finalranked #5 in world (#4 U.S.) at 400H by T&FNbests of 47.98 and 20.53.

1995: Won 200 (21.44), 2nd in 55 (6.36) at SWC Indoor4th in NCAA Indoor 200 (20.90)2nd in 200 (20.61), 3rd in 100 (10.20w) at SWC4th in USA Outdoors 400H (49.22)ranked #5 in U.S. in 400H by T&FNbests of 48.69 and 20.61.

1994: Did not compete in 55 and 200 finals at SWC Indoor because of injury (6.27, 21.79 heats)3rd in 200 heat at USA Indoors (20.99)did not finish 200 heat at NCAA Indoorwon SWC 200 (20.53)5th in 200 heat at NCAA Outdoors(20.98)ranked #9 in U.S. at 400H by T&FNbests of 49.72 and 20.53.

1993: 5th in 200 (22.13) at SWC Indoor4th in NCAA Indoor 200 (21.18)won SWC 400H (49.35)won 400H at NCAA Outdoors(49.07); third leg on 6th-place 4 x 400 (45.6 for 3:03.93)7th in 400H (50.24) at USA Outdoorsranked #6 in U.S. in 400H by T&FN bests of 49.07 and 20.64.

1992: 2nd in 55 (6.27), 200 (21.34) at SWC Indoor2nd in 200 heat (21.18) at NCAA Indoor; second leg on 7th-place 4 x 400 at NCAA Indoor (47.4 for 3:12.55)won 200 (20.40w), 2nd in 100 (10.30) at SWC5th in 200 (20.69) at NCAA Outdoors; second leg on 7th-place 4 x 100 (39.31)7th in 200 heat (21.07) at Olympic Trialsbests of 51.19 and 20.28.

1991: Won Texas HS state titles at 200, 110H, and 300Hwon Golden West 200 (20.84), 300H (36.2)won International Prep Invitational 200 (20.5), 300H (36.03)2nd in 200 (21.03), 3rd in 100 (10.42) at USA Juniorsgold in 200 (20.62 PR) at Pan Am Juniors; anchored winning 4 x 100 (39.47), led-off winning 4 x 400 (3:03.53) bests of 35.77 (300H) and 20.62.

1990: 7th in 110H (14.94), 6th in 400H heats (54.66) at USA Juniorsbests of 54.66.

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