WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Indoor - Competed in individual events as unattached this season...ran a 60m hurdles PR of 8.57 seconds at Moscow (2/5/05)...Outdoor - Had best long jump on team with 7.08m/23-2 3/4 at UW Dual Meet (4/30/05)...ninth in the decathlon after first day of Pac-10 Championships with 2,811 points but withdrew after straining his hamstring after clearing 1.74m/5-8 1/2 in high jump...named to Pac-10 All-Academic Track & Field second team.
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Indoor - Finished ninth in the heptathlon with a freshman school record 5,154 points (NCAA Provisional Qualifier) at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/28/04, Seattle)...Outdoor - Finished third in his first collegiate decathlon, the California Multi-Events Meet (3/27/04, Berkeley) with 6,847 points...injuries kept him away from competition for rest of season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six letters at Yelm High...four years as track standout for coach Mike Strong...two letters as forward on Ryan Gerrits' basketball squad which placed ninth at 2003 state championships after a 30-year absence...as freshman and sophomore, qualified for district meet in long jump and high hurdles...as a junior was state decathlon champion scoring 6,356 points using collegiate instruments...senior year won state 300m hurdles (38.21) and long jump (22-7 3/4) events, finished third in high hurdles (14.70) and ran on second-place 4x100m relay...all efforts at state meet were school records...Yelm Tornados won the state track team title in 2002 and finished second in 2003...best prep marks were 23-0 in long jump, 11.20 in 110m hurdles, 146-0 in discus and 38.21 in intermediate hurdles...as a member of coach Mike Strong's Pinnacle Track Club, placed fourth in decathlon at 2000 Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL. Born Brandon Charles Brownell, 11/26/84, at Olympia, Washington...father Paul is a mechanic and mother Jennifer is an elections official...sister Sarah (5/5/89)...enjoys hunting, hiking and wake boarding...member of National Honor Society (3.9 GPA)...president of Science Club...undecided on major at WSU.
BROWNELL'S WSU BESTS 60m - 7.20i (2004) 100m - 11.07w (2004) 400m - 50.43 (2004) 1500m - 5:00.80 (2004) 60m Hurdles - 8.57i (2005) 110m Hurdles - 15.11 (2004) High Jump - 1.87m / 6-1 1/2i (2004) Pole Vault - 4.30m / 14-1 1/4 (2004) Long Jump - 7.08m / 23-2 3/4 (2005) Shot Put - 13.16m / 43-2 1/4i (2004) Discus - 43.05m / 141-3 (2004) Javelin - 48.64m / 159-7 (2004) Heptathlon - 5,154 points (2004) FSR Decathlon - 6,847 points (2004)
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