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LaMar Bruton
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LaMar Bruton 2370451
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Howard HS of Technology
Other College: Ohio St.
Major: Pre-Human Science & Education
Born: 05/26/1995

Events: 200M (21.09), 400M (IN: 46.69; OUT: 45.67)

2-time NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
SEC Champion
All-SEC
2017 SEC Community Service Team
SEC Men's Runner of the Week (April 26, 2016)

CAREER CAPSULE
Enjoyed a prolific two-year career in Baton Rouge in 2016 and 2017 after transferring to LSU from Ohio State ... A member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that swept NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor titles during his junior season in 2016 ... Also part of the Tigers' team that set the meet record of 3 minutes, 0.48 seconds at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2016 ... Member of five 4x400-meter relay teams that ranking among LSU's all-time Top 10 both indoors and outdoors through the 2017 season ... Earned his best NCAA finish in the 400-meter dash as a senior in 2017 when he placed 19th in the semifinal round at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Best SEC finishes were 13th indoors in 2016 and 11th outdoors in 2017 ... Selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and SEC Community Service Team during his collegiate career.

2017
An All-American once again as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team during his senior season in 2017 ... Anchored the Tigers to a fourth place national finish in the relay at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas ... Split 45.71 seconds on the anchor leg of LSU's team that earned All-America honors with a time of 3 minutes, 5.53 seconds in the NCAA Indoor final ... Also anchored the team to an indoor seasonal best of 3:05.45 for a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Posted a seasonal-best split of 45.47 on the anchor leg of the team that placed sixth at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3:05.68 ... Clocked an indoor personal best in the open 400-meter dash at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic with an altitude-adjusted 46.69 for second place in the event ... Placed 18th in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 47.22 in the preliminary round ... Also clocked 47.17 for eighth place at the Tyson Invitational and 47.57 for third place at the Razorback Invitational ... Opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 600 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 1:19.40 ... Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 21.54 in the 200 meters at the Auburn Indoor Invitational ... An NCAA Championships semifinalist in both the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay during the outdoor season ... Finished 19th nationally in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running 46.31 in the national semifinals at Hayward Field ... Recorded a seasonal-best time of 45.86 for 11th place overall in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds en route to the NCAA semifinal ... Led off the Tigers to a 12th-place NCAA finish in the 4x400 relay during the outdoor season with a time of 3:05.32 in the semifinal round ... Also led off the team that earned a trip to Eugene with a run of 3:03.55 for fifth place at the NCAA East Prelims ... Led off the Tigers to a fourth-place relay finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships where they ran their second-fastest time of the season at 3:02.84 ... Finished 11th overall in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 46.38 ... Ran a season-opening 45.93 in the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold for fifth place ... Matched his all-conditions career-best the 200 meters with a wind-aided 21.09 (+2.1) for third place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Split 46.56 on the leadoff leg of LSU's 4x400 relay that clocked a seasonal-best time of 3:02.80 for second place at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Also ran on the escond-place 4x200-meter relay team at the SEC Relays with a time of 1:22.31 ... Anchored winning 4x400 relays at the Battle on the Bayou (3:05.21) and Mt. SAC Relays (3:04.19) ... Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Also recognized for his community service efforts with a selection to the SEC Community Serivce Team for track and field.

2016
Helped the Tigers sweep NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor championships in the 4x400-meter relay during his debut season with the program in 2016 ... Split 46.26 on the second leg of the team that clocked a seasonal-best time of 3:04.28 to capture the NCAA Indoor title in the event ... Teamed with Cyril Grayson, Michael Cherry and Fitzroy Dunkley to run the third-fastest relay indoors in school history in the national final ... Led off a team that also featured Cherry, Grayson and Dunkley that cruised to the NCAA Outdoor title as they crossed the finish line in 3:00.69 in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to defend their crown at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Helped the Tigers advance through NCAA qualifying with leading times of 3:02.26 in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and 3:03.72 in the semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Split 45.89 on the leadoff leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that was crowned the SEC Outdoor Champions while smashing the SEC Outdoor Championships meet record with a winning run of 3:00.48 ... Came within eight tenths of a second of breaking the collegiate record in the event with a seasonal-best time of 3:00.38 set in establishing a new Bernie Moore Track Stadium record at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Each member of LSU's mile relay team picked up SEC Men's Runner of the Week honors after running one of the fastest times in collegiate history at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Member of the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 relay teams in school history, trailing only LSU's collegiate record of 2:59.59 set at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005 ... Also ran on winning 4x400-meter relays during the outdoor season at the Hurricane Twilight (3:07.97) and Texas Relays (3:01.83) ... An NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Placed 23rd overall after running 46.93 in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Advanced to the NCAA semifinal with a seasonal-best time of 45.99 for 10th place in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked 46.47 in the first round of NCAA qualifying ... Finished 12th overall in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.68 in the preliminary round ... Ran a season-opening 46.28 for eighth place at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Opened his outdoor season by running a wind-legal PR of 21.09 (+0.5) for third place in the 200 meters at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Sprinted to a time of 21.23 (+0.4) for seventh place at the Battle on the Bayou and 21.19 (+2.5) for 11th place at the LSU Invitational while running the 200 meters during the outdoor season ... Finished 13th in 400-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 47.07 ... Recorded an indoor seasonal best of 46.87 in his first 400-meter race as an LSU Tiger while placing fifth in the invitational event at the Razorback Invitational ... Placed third in the 600 meters in his LSU debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational, crossing the finish line in 1:18.37 ... Ran on winning 4x400-meter relays at the Power Five Conference Clash (3:05.77) and Razorback Invitational (3:04.46) during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the NCAA's leading 400-meter runners during his two-year stint at Ohio State … Three times an NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons … Finished in 12th place indoors with an indoor personal-best time of 46.82 and 17th place outdoors with a time of 46.55 in the semifinal round of the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships during his sophomore season in 2015 … Split an impressive 45.43 seconds on the anchor leg of Ohio State's 4x400-meter relay that earned an All-American fourth-place finish nationally with a time of 3 minutes, 5.35 seconds in the final at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon's Hayward Field … Turned in a 46.19-second split on the anchor leg for the Buckeyes at the NCAA Indoor Championships as the team placed ninth nationally in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:08.50 … Also an NCAA semifinalist in the 400 meters in his freshman season in 2014 as he clocked 46.70 for 18th place overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Helped Ohio State place ninth indoors and 15th outdoors in the 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships during the 2014 season … Clocked a lifetime personal best of 45.67 to finish as the fifth-fastest qualifier overall in the national quarterfinals of the 400 meters at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held at North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville … Also posted his 2014 seasonal-best time of 46.02 in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds during his freshman season … A four-time medalist at the Big Ten Championships in his two seasons at Ohio State … Crowned a Big Ten Indoor Champion in the 4x400-meter relay as a freshman in 2014 … Followed during the 2014 outdoor season by helping the Buckeyes win the Big Ten Outdoor bronze medal in the mile relay … Scored a pair of Big Ten Outdoor silver medals in the 400 meters (46.53) and 4x400 relay (3:06.83) during the 2015 outdoor season … Captured a pair of 400-meter titles as a Buckeye with wins at the Indiana Relays during the 2014 indoor season and the Red Wolf Open during the 2014 outdoor season … Also a standout in the classroom in his time at Ohio State as a 2015 Academic All-Big Ten selection, a 2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team member and a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete … Was the men's track and field representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board at Ohio State … Also a member of the Black Student Associate and a Student-Athlete Support Services (SASSO) Peer Educator at Ohio State … A product of Howard of Technology in New Castle, Delaware … Eight times a Delaware Division II outdoor state champion during his prep career in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay … Five times a Delaware indoor state champion in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay … Set the Delaware state record of 46.21 in the 400-meter dash during his high school career … Chosen as the Gatorade Delaware Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the 2013 season.

PERSONAL
Full name is LaMar Raynel Bruton … Born on May 26, 1995 … Mother is Cassandra Grinnage … Graduated from Howard High School of Technology with a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average for his prep career … Was a member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars while at Howard High School of Technology … Majoring in pre-human science and education.

 

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