Sam

Bransby

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Sprints
Year: Senior
City/State: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Naperville Central
Major: Elementary Education

Bio

TFRRS All-Time Performances

Personal Bests
Indoor
200m: 22.00 (1/31/15)
400m: 47.00o (2/24/17)
600m: 1:17.38 (2/6/16)
800m: 2:00.91 (1/16/15)
Outdoor
200m: 21.41A (4/27/18) 
400m: 46.54A (4/28/17)
800m: 1:53.83 (4/9/16)

NCAA Championships
2018 (O): 4x400m - 3:05.43p (10th)
2018 (I): 4x400m - DQ
2017 (O): 4x400m - 3:04.98p (11th) 
2016 (O): 4x400m - 3:03.31p/3:03.39 (3rd)

Big Ten Championships
2018 (O): 400m - 48.61p (27th); 4x400m - 3:11.00 (10th)
2018 (O): 400m - 47.35p (o) (10th); 4x400m - 3:05.53o (5th)
2017 (O): 400m - 47.24p (11th); 4x400m - 3:06.18 (5th)
2017 (I): 400m - 47.00p (o) (11th); 4x400m - 3:06.06o (3rd)
2016 (O): 4x400m - 3:03.74 (1st)
2016 (I): 600m - 1:17.40p/1:20.43 (9th)
2015 (I): 600m - 1:19.06p (12th)

Honors
All-America First Team (4x400m - 2016 Outdoor)
All-America Second Team (4x400m - 2017 Outdoor, 2018 Outdoor)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016, 2017, 2018)
Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017, 2018)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2017)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2018 (Senior)
Indoor: Finished 10th in the 400m at the Big Ten Championshps with a time of 47.35...placed fifth with the 4x400m relay team at the Big Ten meet with a time of 3:05.53, the fastest in school history on an oversized track, and the second-fastest all-time...took first in the 400m with a time of 48.33 at the Air Force Invitational...finished third in the 400m with a season-best time of 47.91...placed second in the 600m at the Graduate Classic with a season-best 1:20.70...won 4x400m relay title at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with a season-best time of 3:08.67...also won 4x400m relay titles at the Graduate Classic and the Mark Colligan Memorial...qualified for the NCAA Championships with the 4x400m relay team, but they were disqualified for stepping out of their lane.

Outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors for the second time with the 4x400m relay team that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 3:05.43, which ranks 10th all-time at NU...anchored 4x400m team that qualified for the NCAA Championships after finishing ninth overall at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...won 400m title at the Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout with a season-best time of 46.95...placed first in the 200m at the Nebraska Invitiational with a time of 21.55...won 4x400m relay title at the Kansas Relays and the Corky/Crofoot Shoutout...placed third in the 400m at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational and the Kansas Relays...finished fourth at the Corky/Crofoot Shootout with a season-best 21.41 in the 200m...took second with the 4x400m relay team at the John McDonnell Invitational.

2017 (Junior)
Indoor: Placed third with the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with an oversized track time of 3:06.06, the third-fastest time in school history on any track size...finished 11th in the 400m with an oversized personal-best time of 47.00...won 4x400m relay titles at the Holiday Inn Invitational, Mark Colligan Memorial and adidas Classic, the latter of which was a time of 3:07.84, the No. 6 time in school history on a standard track...won the 400m at the Nebraska Tune-Up with a time of 47.22.

Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:04.98, the seventh-fastest time in school history and good for second-team All-America honors...finished 11th in the 400m at 47.24 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships and was fifth with the 4x400m relay (3:06.18)...set a 400m PR of 46.54 at altitude to finish fourth at the Texas Tech Red Raider Shootout...posted a 200m personal best of 21.91 at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational...took first in the 4x400m relay (3:11.35) and the 400m (46.75) at the Husker Spring Invitational...won the 4x400m relay at the John Jacobs Invitational and Red Raider Shootout.

2016 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Finished ninth in the 600m at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 1:20.43 in the finals after a preliminary mark of 1:17.40...won the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational 600m title with a personal-best time of 1:17.38, which ranked second in school history...won the Mark Colligan Memorial 600m in 1:18.48, as well as the Prairie Wolf Invitational 400m in 48.05...set a 400m season best of 47.59 to place third at the Frank Sevigne meet...won two relay titles with the 4x400 relay and placed third with the DMR squad at the Tyson Invitational.

Outdoor: Set an outdoor season best in the 400m (46.95) and a PR in the 800m (1:53.83)...won the 4x400m relay title (3:03.31) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships and earned first-team All-Big Ten...placed third in the 4x400m relay (3:03.39) at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-America honors.

2015 (Freshman)
Indoor: Finished 12th at the Big Ten Championships in the 600m with a time of 1:19.06 in the prelims...ran 1:18.79 at the Nebraska Tune-Up to finish second...won a 600m title at the Mark Colligan Memorial (1:20.13) and won the unseeded section at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (1:20.33).

Outdoor: Ran a season-best 47.93 in the 400m to finish third at the Nebraska Invitational...placed second in the 400m at the Husker Spring Invitational (48.05)...finished ninth in the 200m at the Michael Johnson Classic with a season-best time of 21.94.

Before Nebraska
Joined the Huskers from Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois...posted prep bests of 21.70 in the 200m and 48.73 in the 400m...claimed top honors at the 2013 IHSA Boys AAA Sectional meet in both the 200m and 400m.

Personal
Born Jan. 15, 1996...parents are Clive and Michele...major is elementary education.

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2018 Big Ten Indoor T&F Highlights
Nebraska Tune-Up Highlights
Frank Sevigne Highlights - Day 2