AUSTIN – Carroll senior runner Reed Brown added a final chapter to his outstanding Dragon career.
Brown produced yet again at the UIL State Track and Field meet and repeated as the Class 6A state champion in the 3,200 meters. Brown finished in a time of 8:58.02 Brown’s medals and record-setting weekend didn’t end there.
He followed the next day with a second-place trophy in a record-setting run vs. Sam Worley of New Braunfels Canyon in the 1,600 meters at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas. Both runners broke the state record that had been held since 2003.
Brown finished at 4:02.39 and Worley won the title with a time of 4:02.30.
Lady Dragon runner Gillian Moritmer also competed at state and finished 9th in the 3,200 meters.
Brown has given a verbal commitment to national power Oregon to run cross country and track. Brown is regarded as one of the top distance runners in the nation.
Last season, Brown produced a memorable year. He was named the Gatorade State Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and broke a 29-year-old record in the 3,200 meters. Last week, Brown led the Dragons to the District 5-6A championship and the team now prepares for the Region I meet.
Brown follows in the successful athletic footsteps of his older brothers – former Carroll standouts Kris and Drew. Kris was an All-Pro kicker and played 12 years in the NFL. Drew is the current place kicker for the No. 7-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers.