Brandon Lord
blank Brandon Lord
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
The Baylor School

Height:
5-9

Position:
Distance

2014 SEC Outdoor Champion (10,000m)

2014 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year

2014: Outdoor - Shared the SEC Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year award...Named to SEC Community Service Team...Surged into the national lead in the 10,000 meters after grabbing the top collegiate finish (second overall) with a personal-best time of 29:10.87 at the Raleigh Relays...Was named SEC Runner of the Week after his performance in Atlanta...Finished eighth in the 5000 with a personal-best time of 13:58.46 at the Mt. SAC Relays...Finished as the Bulldogs' top scorer (18 points) at the SEC Championships after winning his first conference title thanks to a 29:36.24 in the 10,000 and earning runner-up honors in the 5000 (14:11.90)...Punched his first ticket to the NCAA track meet after taking seventh in the 10,000 (29:54.84) at the NCAA East Prelims...Was also 33rd in the 5000 at the East Prelims...Finished 17th in the 10,000 (30:11.96) at his first NCAA Outdoor Championships.

2014: Indoor - Finished third in the 3000-meter run after finishing in 8:18.21 at the Vanderbilt Invite...Was ninth in the mile (4:10.72) at the VT Elite Meet...Finished 14th in the 5000 after running a 14:00.60 at the Husky Classic...Ran a 14:13.18 to take fifth in the 5000 at the SEC Championships.

2013: Cross Country - Won for the second consecutive time at the 8k Georgia Cross Country Invitational after finishing the course in 25:49.17 and was named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week and the SEC Men's Runner of the Week...Was the top SEC finisher at the 8k Roy Griak Invitational after taking 14th with a time of 24:44.2...Finished second for the Bulldogs and 83rd overall at the 8k Wisconsin Invitational after clocking a 24:15...Was the second Georgia runner to finish at the SEC Championships after recording a time of 24:28.84 for 17th place...Earned All-Region honors after taking seventh in the 10k NCAA South Regionals with a time of 30:08.61 as the Bulldogs won the team title...Was Georgia's second finisher at the 10k NCAA Championships after taking 136th with a time of 31:39.1.

2013: Indoor & Outdoor - Redshirted for the Bulldogs.

2012: Cross Country - Named to the NCAA All-Region team by finishing third overall at the NCAA South Regionals in 30:35.8 (10k), marking the best finish for a Bulldog at the meet since 2003...Earned second-team All-SEC honors after placing 13th overall at the SEC Championships in 24:15.45 (8k)...Captured his first career victory in the opening meet of the season, the Georgia Invitational, in a time of 26:16.49 (8k)...Named SEC Co-Runner of the Week following his performance at the Georgia Invitational...Was the second Bulldog runner to cross the finish line, completing the 8k course at the Greater Louisville Classic in 24:13.53 to place 21st overall...Scored for the Bulldogs at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 111th in 24:20...Placed 107th at the NCAA Championships in 30:49.3 (10k).

2012: Outdoor - Completed his season after taking 33rd in the 5000-meter run (14:35.89) at the NCAA East Prelims...Finished second in the 5000 with a time of 14:05.67 at the SEC Championships...Vaulted to fourth in the Bulldog record books after registering a 14:03.33 in the 5000 for eighth place at the Mt. SAC Relays...Topped Georgia's finishers in the 5000 for fifth place with a 14:21.03 at the Florida Relays.

2012: Indoor - Finished second in the 3000-meter run (8:23.06) in the season-opening Kentucky Invitational...Bettered his career best to 8:11.91 to finish 35th in the 3000 at the Husky Classic...Was sixth in the 5000 at the SEC Championships after clocking a time of 14:27.65.

2011: Cross Country - Finished third during the 8k Georgia Invitational after clocking a 25:03.74...Scored for the Bulldogs at the Notre Dame Invitational after taking 67th (25:10)...Earned SEC Runner of the Week honors after leading the Bulldogs at the Wisconsin Invitational with a career-best time of 24:23.4 for 37th place to be the top conference finisher...Broke into the top 10 at the SEC Championships by taking 10th with a 24:33.46...Named to All-Region team after taking 16th (31:42.1) at the NCAA South Regionals...Scored at the NCAA Championships after crossing the 10k finish line in 31:51.5 for 206th place.

2011: Outdoor - Wrapped up his season by competing in the 5000-meter run at the NCAA East Prelims...Took ninth place in the 5000 (14:38.40) at the SEC Championships...Finished fourth in the 5000 after crossing the finish line in 14:09.69 at the Drake Relays, which is the fifth-fastest time in UGA history.

2011: Indoor - Earned All-SEC Freshman honors in the 3000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships after taking eighth with a personal-best time of 8:14.04, which is No. 4 in the school record books...Also a part of the distance medley relay team that took fifth at the SEC meet with the third-fastest time in school history (9:52.90)...Moved to eighth on the school's all-time top-10 list after recording an 8:16.84 for 67th place in the 3000 at the Husky Classic...Was a part of the third-place DMR team at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge that clocked the fourth-fastest time in school history (9:55.63)...Finished first in the 3000 at the Clemson Challenge after crossing the finish line in 8:26.00.

2010: Cross Country - Made his collegiate debut and finished 10th (25:59.77) at the UGA-GT Dual Meet...Was the Bulldogs' top finisher at the Greater Louisville Classic after finishing 44th with a time of 24:38.65...Finished fifth for UGA and 167th overall at the NCAA Pre-Nationals to score with a time of 25:41.1...Scored for the Bulldogs and was named to the All-SEC Freshmen Team at his first SEC Championships after taking 38th (25:34.46).

High School: Named to both the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country All-American and All-South teams as a senior...Captured three individual state titles as a senior in cross country, the 3200-meter run and the 1600...Member of 2009 US Junior Men Mountain Running Team that finished fourth at the World Championships, which was the highest-ever placing for a junior male...Ranked in the top five in the nation in both the 1600 and the 3200...Helped lead Baylor to state team titles in cross country as a sophomore and junior and a runner-up finish in track as a sophomore...Personal-best times of 1:58 in the 800, 4:09.69 in the 1600, 8:55.42 in the 3200 and 14:51 in the cross country 5k...Named Baylor Athlete of the Year (2009-10) and earned Special Recognition by the Baylor faculty during that same span...Also swam in high school, where Baylor won three straight state team titles from his freshman to his junior year and two national championships...Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born June 13, 1992...Son of Ted and Janet Lord...Majoring in Applied Biotechnology.

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