Brammeier lives up to great expectations
By Craig Martin of St. Louis Post-Dispatch written 11/16/2005
Big River Interview: Ben Brammeier
By Staff of Big River Running written 10/1/2005
Indoor: Ran in the 3,000m run at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, clocking in at 9:34.34 ... Competed in the mile run at the Missouri Invitational and posted a time of 4:33.17. Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m run at the Missouri Relays and clocked in at 15:52.02 to place in the top half of the field ... Came back the next week and ran in the 3,000m run at the Tom Botts Invitational where he placed 13th with a season-best time of 9:18.07 ... Did not compete during the outdoor season following the Tom Botts Invitational.
Saw limited action for the Tigers during the Indoor and Outdoor season.
Cross Country: Was the Tigers fourth scorer at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a ninth place overall finish. Was also in the Tigers top five at the Bradley Classic, finishing third overall for the team. Outdoor: Placed 18th at the Big 12 Championships in the 10k with a 33:18.36 run ... second at 5000 meters at the Tom Botts Invite, clocking season best at the distance of 15:39.04 at the Missouri Relays. Indoor: Ran in three races for the Tigers, clocked 14:54.69 at 5000 meters at the Iowa State Classic for a season best at the distance ... also ran 3000 meters in 8:53.33 at the Missouri Invitational.
Cross Country: Big 12 Runner of the Week of Sept. 18 after finishing ninth at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic in his first race with the Tigers ... Went on to set a personal record at the Bradley Classic where he ran the 8K in 25:30, nearly 23 seconds better than his race at Vanderbilt. Outdoor: (Florida) Redshirt season. Indoor: (Florida) Redshirt season.
Cross Country: (Florida) Ran in the Mountain Dew Invitational placing 25th overall at 25:53.95 ... earned a medical hardship waiver because of injury.
Named 2005 St. Louis Post Dispatch Runner of the Year ... Earned five All-State honors in track and cross country. 2005 Class 4A State Champion in Cross Country, and the runner in in 2004 ... Coached by 2006 Missouri and National High School Track Coach of the Year Jim Schmuch.
Son of George Brammeier ... born February 12, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo.