Quartet of sophomores score, Francis and Hadnot run top times
Six athletes set personal records
Vassell with best weight throw mark of any Techster since 2002
2013: Ran 8.61 in the 60m hurdles at the Blazer Invite (1/11) to open his collegiate career, finishing 19th ... Placed 32nd in the 60m hurdles at the Howie Ryan Invitational (1/25-26) with a time of 9.14 ... Repeated that performance with a time of 9.14 at the Tyson Invitational (2/8-9), placing 30th ... Ran a personal best 8.45 (altitude-adjusted) time in the 60m hurdles prelims at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/21-23) to finish ninth ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16) where he finished fourthin the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.50 and ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that finished fourth with a time of 42.08 ... Finished sixth in the 110m hurdles at the SEC-Big Ten Challenge (3/22-23) with a time of 15.49 ... Ran a perosnal best time of 15.03 in the 110m hurdles at the SFA Invitational (4/6) ... Finished eighth in the 110m hurdles at the Southeastern Invitational (4/19) with a time of 15.29 ... Ran 15.07 in the 110m hurdles at the Bobcat Classic (4/27) to place 11th ... Finished seventh in the 110m hurdles at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/8-11) with a time of 14.98 after running a personal best 14.75 in the prelims.
High School: Graduated from DeSoto High School in 2012 ... Lettered in track and field ... Advanced to the state meet in the 110m hurdles and had a personal best time of 13.84 ... Team won the Texas 5A state title in 2012 ... Coached by Mark Brady, Donald Miller and Fahim Minkah.
Personal: Brandon Crear ... Son of Willie and Shirley Crear ... Has one older sibling: Casey.