Dajour

Braxton

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Middle Distance
Height: 6'1"
Class: Junior
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Centennial HS
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

Events: 800M (IN: 1:51.97; OUT: 1:51.69), 1,500M (3:46.04), Mile (4:05.29), 3,000M (IN: 8:08.55; OUT: 8:22.49), 5,000M (OUT: 14:15.70); 10,000M (30:15.26)

2017
Three times an SEC Championships scorer for the Tigers in the 3,000 meters and distance medley relay indoors and 10,000 meters outdoors ... Raced to an indoor personal best of 8 minutes, 8.55 seconds for an eighth-place finish in the 3k at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Cracked LSU's all-time Top 10 performance list as the No. 7-ranked Tiger to ever run the 3,000 meters indoors with his best of 8:08.55 ... Also anchored the Tigers to an eighth-place SEC finish in the DMR with a time of 9:51.08 in the conference final ... Won the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a season-opening time of 8:21.12 ... Placed eighth at both the Commodore Invitational (8:12.78) and Razorback Invitational (8:20.45) ... Ran an indoor PR of 1:51.97 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational where he finished eighth overall ... Also anchored the Tigers to an indoor school record of 9:31.66 in the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Ran the mile as he teamed with Blair Henderson (1,200 meters), Jaron Flournoy (400 meters) and Jack Wilkes (800 meters) to run the fastest indoor DMR in school history ... Led off LSU's winning DMR at the Auburn Indoor Invitational as he ran the 1,200-meter leg on the team that posted a time of 10:06.62 ... Tigers also won the men's University DMR at the Texas Relays during the outdoor season as Braxton anchored the team to victory in 9:46.61 ... Scored a point for the team at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he clocked 31:09.72 for eighth place in the 10,000 meters ... Added a 32nd-place finish in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 14:45.87 ... Opened the outdoor season by running a pesonal best of 30:15.26 for second place in the 10k at the Louisiana Classics to rank No. 9 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list ... Finished 13th in the 10k at the Mt. SAC Relays with a run of 30:20.95 ... Added a personal best in his first 5k race of the outdoor season with a time of 14:15.70 for second place at the Texas Relays ... Won the 5,000 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a 14:52.80 clocking ... Followed with a runner-up finish at the SEC Relays while running 14:49.45 ... Added seasonal bests of 1:52.94 in the 800 meters and 3:50.27 in the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season.

2016
The leader of LSU's distance group during his freshman season in 2016 ... One of the 10 fastest milers in school history as his personal-best time of 4:05.29 at the Iowa State Classic moved him into the No. 9 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the event ... Placed 20th overall in the mile at the Iowa State Classic with his PR of 4:05.29 ... Clocked 4:10.65 in his first collegiate mile at the Razorback Invitational, finishing in 10th place ... Lined up in the 3,000 meters in his debut appearance at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships where he crossed the finish line in 11th place with an indoor PR of 8:24.16 ... Anchored the Tigers to a 10th-place finish in the distance medley relay at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:50.69 ... Also anchored the second-fastest DMR in school history at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational as the Tigers placed 12th with a time of 9:35.90 ... Won the indoor 3k at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 8:36.89 ... Also ran 8:28.38 indoors at the Power Five Conference Clash ... Competed in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters in his debut appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Nearly scored for the Tigers in the 5k at the SEC Outdoor meet while running a lifetime best of 14:26.52 for 10th place overall ... Finished in 18th place in the 1,500 meters at the conference meet with a time of 3:49.67 in qualifying ... Won the 1,500-meter title at the Battle on the Bayou with a season-opening run of 3:48.72 ... Also placed third in his first collegiate 5k at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 15:07.02 ... Ran a personal best of 3:46.04 for third place in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Invitational before also running 1:51.69 in the 800 meters in the same meet ... Also ran the 1,500 meters at the Texas Invitational (3:49.84) and LSU Alumni Gold (3:48.06) during the outdoor season ... Placed eighth in the invitational mile at the Texas Relays with a time of 4:08.41 ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the 3,000 meters at Miami's Hurricane Twilight with a time of 8:24.96 ... Ran a lifetime PR of 8:22.49 for second place in the 3k at the Texas Invitational ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as an All-Louisiana runner in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters with his freshman performance ... Followed the collegiate season by running the 5k at the USA Track & Field Junior Championships where he was crowned the USATF Junior Silver Medalist in the national final ... Ran 15:28.80 for second place in the 5k final at the USATF Junior Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the nation's leading middle distance recruits in the Class of 2015 while competing for Centennial High School in Las Vegas, Nevada … Set personal bests of 1:53.31 in the 800 meters, 3:54.52 in the 1,500 meters and 4:07.79 in the mile during his senior season in 2015 … Twice crowned a Nevada Division 1 state champion during his senior season at Centennial High School … Won the state cross country title during the 2014 fall season with his winning run of 15 minutes, 34.20 seconds on the 5k course at the state meet … Also the divisional and regional cross country champion before winning a state title in his final high school cross country season … Followed during the track and field season outdoors by winning the Nevada Division I state title in the 1,600 meters with a winning time of 4:13.45 at the state meet … Also claimed a pair of state silver medals in the 800 meters (1:53.60) and 3,200 meters (9:33.80) during the 2015 outdoor season … Three times a Southern Regional champion in the 800 meters (1:54.34), 1,600 meters (4:09.71) and 3,200 meters (9:31.59) en route to the state meet … Posted his PR of 1:53.31 in winning the 800-meter title at the Las Vegas Track Classic … Was the second-fastest 800-meter runner in the state of Nevada for the 2015 season … Swept event titles at the Las Vegas Track Classic with a winning run of 4:10.61 in the 1,600 meters … Clocked a personal best of 3:54.52 in a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter final at the 2015 New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina … Ended the 2015 season as the fastest 1,500-meter runner in the state of Nevada and the No. 24-ranked runner nationally in the event … Added a fourth-place finish in the mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a time of 4:11.94 in the final … Turned in his fastest mile performance in the qualifying round at the Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best time of 4:07.79 … Followed with a run of 4:09.18 for second place in the mile final at the Mt. SAC Relays … Finished in eighth place in the high school mile at the 2015 Prefontaine Classic after running 4:10.58 at Oregon's Hayward Field … Placed fourth in both the 1,500 meters (3:56.09) and mile (4:13.03) at the 2015 Arcadia Invitational … Was first crowned a Nevada state champion during his sophomore season in 2013 with a victory in the 3,200 meters at the state meet, running 9:22.62 in the final … Also scored the state silver medal in the 1,600 meters (4:21.87) during his sophomore season … Medaled four times at the state championship meet as a junior at Centennial High School, placing third in cross country (16:28.00) in the 2013 fall season and second in each of the 800 meters (1:54.02), 1,600 meters (4:20.52) and 3,200 meters(9:42) on the track in the 2014 spring season … A four-time AAU National Junior Olympic Championships medalist during his prep career … Won two medals in his AAU Junior Olympics debut in the summer of 2013 with a silver medal in the 3,000 meters and bronze medal in the 1,500 meters (4:07.83) in his age group … Captured a pair of AAU Junior Olympics silver medals following his junior season in 2014 with runner-up finishes in both the 1,500 meters (3:58.41) and 3,000 meters (8:52.94) in the 17-18 age group.

PERSONAL
Full name is Dajour K'Juan Braxton … Born on April 11, 1997 … Parents are Demarcus Joseph, Sr. and Erica Joseph … Has three younger siblings, including Demarcus Joseph, Jr., Donavan Joseph and Dallas Joseph … Graduated from Centennial High School with a 3.5 weighted grade-point average … Honored by the English department at his high school as its Student of the Month … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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