Events: 800M (1:57.28), 1,600M (4:29.73)
2013 Louisiana Class 2A Cross Country Silver Medalist
4-time Louisiana High School State Champion
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most accomplished middle distance runners in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2014 … A three-time Louisiana Division II indoor state champion during his prep career at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Won back-to-back Louisiana Division II state titles in the 800 meters with winning times of 2:00.47 as a sophomore in 2012 and 2:01.82 as a junior in 2013 … Followed with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Division II state meet as a senior in 2014 … Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas High School to a pair of Division II state titles in the relays with wins in the 4x800-meter relay in 2012 and 4x400-meter relay in 2014 … Also a three-time silver medalist and three-time bronze medalist at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division II Indoor State Championships during his prep career … Won a pair of Division II silver medals in 2012 with runner-up finishes in the 1,600 meters and 4x400 relay … Added a third state silver medal in 2014 with a runner-up finish in the 4x800 relay … Won back-to-back Louisiana Division II bronze medals in the 1,600 meters in 2013 and 2014, while also running on his team’s third-place 4x400-meter relay in 2013 … Capped his prep career by winning Louisiana Class 2A state bronze medals in the 800 meters (1:59.13) and 1,600 meters (4:48.76) in his final state meet outdoors in 2014 … Made his state championship debut as a freshman in 2011 during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned a fourth-place finish in both the Division II final indoors and Class 2A final outdoors in the 1,600 meters at the state meet in 2011 … Added a seventh-place finish in the Class 2A final of the 3,200 meters in his first appearance at the LHSAA Outdoor State Championships as a freshman in 2011 … Set a previous lifetime PR of 1:57.71 in the 800 meters in a fourth-place finish at the Sugar Bowl Classic during the 2013 outdoor season … Dropped his PR to 1:57.28 in a third-place finish at the 2014 Sugar Bowl Classic … A standout cross country runner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Wrapped up his senior cross country season as the Class 2A state silver medalist after taking second place with a three-mile time of 17:01.68 at the 2013 LHSAA State Cross Country Championships in Natchitoches, La. … Also earned an eighth-place finish overall at the Class 2A state cross country meet as a junior in 2012 with a three-mile time of 16:23.94.
Full name is Thomas Francis Brocato … Born on May 23, 1996 … Parents are Fran and Rickie Brocato … Has one older sister, Megan … An honor student during his prep career at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Maintained a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average and was a member of the National Honor Society during his high school career … Was an Ambassador for St. Thomas, as well as a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Southeast Louisiana Roadrunners while attending St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Plans to major in computer engineering at LSU.