Drew Branch
blank Drew Branch
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Alpharetta

Height:
6-1

Event:
Sprints/Relays

2012 Second-Team Outdoor All-American
2014 Second-Team Outdoor All-American

2014: Outdoor - Opened his season by finishing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (52.74) at the Alabama Relays...Won the 400 hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invite following his one-lap time of 52.50...Finished 10th in the 400 hurdles after completing his lap in 51.43 at the Florida Relays...Also ran on the ninth-place 4x400 relay team after the group clocked a 3:05.73...Hit a season-best mark of 51.01 to win the 400 hurdles at the Spec Towns Invite...Clocked a personal-best 47.01 to earn runner-up honors in the 400 after the War Eagle Invite...Finished fifth in the 400 hurdles at the Drake Relays thanks to a lap time of 51.16...Ran on the fifth-place 4x400 relay team (3:06.17) at Drake...Clocked a career-best time of 50.41 for second-place honors in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Championships...Also ran a leg on the Bulldogs' fourth-place 4x400 relay team (3:06.03) at SECs...Qualified for his second straight NCAA Championships after running a 51.12 in the 400 hurdle semis at the NCAA East Prelims...Ran on the qualifying 4x400 relay team as the Bulldog quartet clocked a season-best 3:04.45 at the East Prelims...Part of UGA 4x400 relay team that earned Second Team All-America honors after taking 16th with a time of 3:07.97...Finished 17th in the 400 hurdle semis at the NCAA Championships thanks to a time of 51.51.

2014: Indoor - Took third in the 400-meter dash after running a 47.69 at the Vanderbilt Invite...Won the 400 Invitational after blazing a 47.60 at the VT Elite Meet...Also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team after they clocked a 3:10.44 at VT...Earned runner-up honors in the 400 (47.22) at the Texas A&M Invite...Clocked a career-best 46.97 for 10th place in the 400 prelims at the SEC Championships...Also ran a leg on the fifth-place 4x400 relay team after the Bulldogs clocked a 3:08.42 at SECs.

2013: Outdoor - Took 23rd in the 400-meter hurdle prelims with a time of 53.51 at the NCAA Championships for an Honorable Mention All-America certificate...Automatically qualified for the national meet after finishing the 400 hurdles in 51.68 at the NCAA Prelims...Also ran on the Bulldog 4x400 relay that finished 19th (3:11.19) at NCAA Prelims Finished fifth in the 400 hurdles after finishing in 52.74 at the SEC Championships...Part of eighth-place 4x100 relay team at the SEC meet after the unit registered a time of 3:09.83...Part of winning sprint medley relay team at the Drake Relays that clocked a 3:17.72...Ran a personal-best time of 47.38 for third place in the 400 at the War Eagle Invite...Sped to a career-best time of 50.60 to win the 400 hurdles at the Spec Towns Invite.

2013: Indoor - Finished 26th in the 200-meter dash (22.31) at the Razorback Invite...Raced to a first-place finish in the 400 at the Akron Invite with a time of 47.72...Took third in the 400 Invitational at the VT Elite Meet...Part of winning 4x400 relay team after finishing in 3:13.20 at the VT Elite Meet.

2012 Outdoor: Earned Second Team All-American honors in the 4x400-meter relay after the Bulldog quartet clocked a 3:06.52 at the NCAA Championships...Joined with his Bulldog teammates to register the fifth-best time in school history (3:04.91) to take seventh in the 4x400 relay at the NCAA East Prelims and advance to the national finals...Also finished 33rd in the 400 hurdles at the Prelims...Crossed the finish line in a career-best time of 51.29 in the prelims before taking fifth in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Championships...Also finished third in the 4x400 relay at the SEC meet with a time of 3:06.80...Finished with a personal-best time of 51.62 to take seventh in the 400 hurdles at the Drake Relays and break into Georgia's all-time top-10 list...Clocked a career-best 51.89 for 12th place at the Florida Relays...Was fourth in the 400 hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invite...Opened his outdoor career by taking fifth in the 400 hurdles at the Georgia Relays.

2012 Indoor: Finished seventh in the 400-meter dash (49.38) during his first collegiate meet at the Kentucky Invitational...Also a leg on Georgia's winning 4x400 team after finishing in 3:12.22 in Kentucky...Dropped his 400 time to 48.96 for 10th place and was part of the second-place 4x400 relay team (3:11.99) at the Auburn Invitational...Was eighth in the 400 (49.61) at the Mark Colligan Memorial and joined three teammates to win the 4x400 relay (3:11.72)...Took eighth in the 200 after clocking a 22.58 at the VT Elite meet and ran a leg on the Bulldog 4x400 team as they won with a season-best time of 3:09.88...Ran a 48.85 to tie for 38th in the 400 at the Tyson Invitational...Also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay at the Tyson meet after finishing with a season-best time of 3:09.62...Part of distance medley relay team that clocked a 9:57.51 for third place at the SEC Championships.

High School: Won the 400-meter dash (a personal-best 48.74), 300 hurdles (39.74) and the high jump (6 feet) at the GHSA AAAAA Region 6 meet as a senior...Finished third at the state meet in the 300 hurdles...Personal-best times of 38.98 (300 hurdles) and 48.74 (400)...Finished third in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the 400 at the Georgia Olympics...Won the Fulton County Championships in the 300 hurdles...Also played basketball at Alpharetta...Member of the Honor Roll.

Personal: Born May 13, 1993...Son of Philip and Julie Branch...Majoring in International Affairs.

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