Brandon Pugh
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

High School:
San Juan Hills HS '12

Height:
5-10

Major:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2013: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... Ran in five meets for the Aggies as a sophomore... Posted a trio of top-10 finishes, including a team-best third place at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 25:27.0 as the Aggies finished third as a team... Posted a victory in the season-opening Aggie Open, covering the 4K course in a time of 18:22... Led the Aggies with a seventh-place finish at the Inter-Regional Jamboree in Sacramento, finishing the 8K route in a time of 23:48, helping UC Davis to a fourth-place team finish... One of seven runners for the Aggies at the NCAA West Regional, finishing the 10K course in 30:37 as the first Aggie across the line in 34th place... Was the second UC Davis runner across at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing 62nd in a time of 24:18.66.

2012: Was the second or third Aggie to cross the finish line in all five races during his strong freshman season...Finished 14th overall at the Big West Championships (8K) with a time of 24:39.8...Came in 65th at the NCAA West Regional (10K) in 30:50...Finished a season-best eighth overall at the season-opening Aggie Open (6K) in 18:36.8...Came in 63rd at the Stanford Invite (8K) and 31st at the Bronco Invitational (8K).

SAN JUAN HILLS HS '12: Earned All-CIF first team honors after placing seventh overall at the CIF-Southern Section Div. III Cross Country Championships in 2009... Finished third overall at the 2010 CIF State Cross Country Championships in a time of 15:28, earning all-state accolades in the process... Competed at the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships in 2010, finishing 16th overall and earning a spot on the All-West Region second team... Concluded prep career with a third-place finish at the 2011 Sea View League chamionships before placing 11th at the CIF-Southern Section finals... Also competed for South Orange County Wildcats track club and was the 2009 Jr. Olympic Western Regional Champion in the 2000-meter steeplechase... Honored as San Juan Hills HS Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a four-year honor roll member.

PERSONAL: Parents are William and Michelle Pugh... Has one younger brother, Kyle... Hopes to someday visit every continent... Majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.