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Justin Brinkley
Position: Distances
Other Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
High School: Kingwood
Major: Communication
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Career Bests (thru 2014 collegiate season):

• 1,500: 3:45.30
• 800 meters: 1:50.29
• Mile: 4:09.25i
• 3,000: 8:30.42
• Two mile: 9:23.22c

At Stanford:

• Won the 2013 U.S. junior national championship in the 1,500

2014 Season: Outdoors -

• Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 1,500
• Ran 3:48.63, but did not advance
• Placed 12th at the Pac-12 Championships (3:53.97)
• Ran a PB of 3:45.30 while placing fifth in the second section at the Payton Jordan Invitational
• Set a PB in the 800 of 1:50.29 while placing third in the Big Meet
• Ran the second leg of the 4x800 that finished fifth at the Penn Relays (7:24.99)
• Competed in five meets, anchoring a 4x400 at the Stanford Invitational
• Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team

Indoors --

• Did not compete

2013 Season: Outdoors –

• Won the USATF junior national championship in the 1,500 meters in in 3:46.64
• Won on a sprint down the stretch at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa
• Continued to progress as a top middle-distance prospect
• Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 1,500, placing 26th in 3:49.92
• Ran personal best 3:46.13 to finish fourth in his section at the Payton Jordan Invitational
• Ran a personal best 800 of 1:50.92 to place fifth at the Big Meet
• Did not escape the prelims at the Pac-12 Championships, running 1:51.74 in the 800
• Competed in six meets, including as a 4x400 anchor at the Jim Click Shootout.

Indoors -

• Set personal records in the mile and 800
• Placed fifth in the 800 at the MPSF Championships in a personal best of 1:51.22
• Ran the 800 (third) leg on the fourth-place DMR team at the MPSF's (9:43.98)
• Set mile best of 4:09.25 at the Husky Classic
• Ran in five meets, running the 800 three times, the mile twice, the 4x800 and DMR once each

Cross Country:

• Ran two meets in 2013, placing 75th at the Pac-12 Championships as team's No. 9 runner


• Placed ninth at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships in the 1,500 in Medellin, Colombia
• Ran 4:00.42.

High School:

• The 2011 Texas state runner-up in the 1,600 meters in 4:09.36
• He also placed third in 2010 and fourth in 2012
• Winner of the 2011 road Congress Avenue Mile, considered the championship of Texas, with a course-record time of 4:06.31
• Holds the Kingwood school records in the 800 (1:52.65), 1,600 (4:09.36) and 3,000 (8:30.42)
• Helped Kingwood to a No. 1 national ranking in track during the 2012 season
• Champion in the 1,600 at the 2011 Region 2-5A meet
• Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the 2011 and 2012 District 14-5A meet and was runner-up in both at the Region 2-5A
• Led the Kingwood cross-country team to three top-10 state finishes


• Majoring in communication
• Interested in sports marketing or sports management
• Son of John and Yvonne Brinkley
• Interested in studying the Bible, playing guitar and politics