T&F: 3 Coogs win AAC weekly awards; Barraza named USTFCCCA Athlete of the week

Brian Barraza Named National Athlete OTW
Senior earns USTFCCCA’s highest weekly honor after sub-4 mile

Barraza’s time landed him No. 1 on the collegiate list for the mile early in the season, and he now owns five program records for the Cougars. He also owns indoor records in the 3,000-meters (7:59.66, 2016) and 5,000-meters (14:23.29, 2014) as well as outdoor records in the 5,000-meters (13:52.52, 2016) and 10,000-meters (29:04.11, 2016).

Trio of Cougars Win American Weekly Honors
Brian Barraza, Cameron Burrell, Tori Williams claim season’s first honors

Cameron Burrell made his return to the long jump pit with a leap of 24-7.0 (7.49m) to win the competition in College Station. Burrell’s mark helped the Cougars sweep the men’s and women’s long jump competition and places him sixth on the NCAA performance list this season. The award for Burrell is the fourth American weekly honor of his career.

Tori Williams opened her senior season in the 200-meter dash, competing against some of the top sprinters in the country at the invitational. The Plaquemine, La., native ran 24.15 to finish fourth in the event and clock the seventh fastest time in the nation this season. The honor for Williams marks the first in her career.