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Men’s Track And Field Signs Hurdler

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Azusa Pacific added another freshman to next year’s men’s track and field team with the signing of Oregon state hurdles champion Connor Bracken.

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Published
February 27, 2014
By
Taylor Schablaske

AZUSA, Calif. -- The Azusa Pacific men’s track and field program announced the addition of Connor Bracken, Oregon’s reigning state 110 meter hurdles champion from Lake Oswego High School, to the team for the 2014-15 school year.

With a time of 14.70, Bracken won last year’s state title in the 110 meter hurdles, and he has a personal-best of 14.43 in the event. Other personal best times are 8.08 in the 60 meter hurdles, 40.28 in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, and 56.82 in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles.

As a 2013 junior, he earned all-state first team and all-conference honors, and he also holds the Lake Oswego school record in the 110 meter hurdles.

"We are excited to bring in a young hurdler of Connor's level,” Azusa Pacific men’s track and field head coach Kevin Reid said. “He will combine with our current hurdlers to continue to build the hurdles into a strong event for us in the coming years."

Bracken joins a Cougar track and field program which claimed 25 men’s national championships (16 outdoor and nine indoor) in NAIA and National Christian College Athletic Association competition and now competes at the NCAA Division II level.

"I’m very excited to become a part of Azusa Pacific’s track and field team,” Bracken said. “Throughout the recruiting process, Coach Reid spoke with confidence about his program and his athletes. I want a coach who believes in his program and his athletes and pushes them to reach their potential. I want to make an impact on and off the track, and Azusa Pacific gives me an incredible opportunity to do both."