Brandon Dunford
Brandon Dunford

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Huntersville, N.C.

High School:
Hopewell


11/03/2012

Men's Cross Country Places Third At Three-Stripe Invitational

Sophomore Tevin Richardson leads the team

09/14/2012

Cross Country Takes Third At Adidas Invitational

Stacey Gonzalez finishes 12th for women; Chase Miller places 15th for men

Brandon Dunford

2013: Did not compete.

2012: Was only able to compete in two 5K races on the season ... Ran a 18:34.7 to finish 63rd in the Adidas XC Invitational ... Turned in an 18:24 to place 34th at the Three-Stripe Invitational.

2011:Ran in a trio of 5K races, turning in a career-best performance at the 3 Stripe Red-Shirt Invite, crossing the finish line in 17:44 to claim 40th place ... Opened collegiate career at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out with a time of 18:23.2, good for 72nd overall ... Season's other race was a 21st-place showing, and 18:46.57 mark, at the ECU Pirate Invitational.

High School: Participated in cross country and indoor track as a senior after spending two years on the outdoor track and field team ... Owns school records in the 800 and 1,000-meter runs and was a member of standard-setting 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays ... During final campaign, finished second in the 800 meters at the outdoor North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A State Championship in a time of 1:54.68 ... An All-Charlotte Observer and All-Lake Norman News First-Team outdoor track honoree for the 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay ... Named The Herald Weekly 2010-11 Boys Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Year after placing third at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship in the 1,000 meters with the school-record time of 2:35.85 ... Also helped the 4x800-meter relay team to a seventh-place showing at the NCHSAA 4A championship ... Received the Senior Outstanding Award and MVP honors following final campaign, during which he served as a captain ... An All-I-MECK 4A conference honoree following junior and senior seasons ... Established the school 800-meter record as a junior with a time of 1:57.10, good for a sixth-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship ... Anchored the 4x800-meter relay team that season to a second-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A regional meet ... 4x400-meter relay team took home the I-MECK 4A conference title during junior season, finishing in 3:22.88 ... As a sophomore, 4x800-meter relay team established the program record and finished fifth at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship ... Ran for head coach Michelle LaPointe.

Personal: Intended academic major is marketing ... Full name is Brandon Benjamin Dunford ... Son of LaTonya Dunford-Johnson and Gregory Johnson ... Member of the Honor Roll, Future Business Leaders of America and Distributive Education Clubs of America ... Hobbies are fishing, swimming and playing basketball ... Born in Dayton, Ohio.