Brandon  Pugh
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

High School:
San Juan Hills HS '12

Height:
5-10

Major:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2014: Was the first Aggie across the line in all four of the meets he competed in... Narrowly missed out on All-Big West honors, finishing 13th at the Big West Championships with a time of 24:39.0... Was entered in the NCAA West Regionals, but was forced to pull out following an injury during pre-race warm-ups... Posted his best 8K time at the Stanford Invitational, finishing 13th with a time of 24:04... Finished third at the Aggie Open with a 6K time of 19:05... Was also the first Aggie across the line at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, leading the way with a time of 25:46.4 to finish 29th.

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.

SELECTED TOP TIMES

DISTANCE TIME DATE MEET
6K 18:22 8/30/13 Aggie Open
8K 23:48 10/4/13 Inter-Regional Jamboree
10K 30:37 11/15/13 NCAA West Regionals