Senior Brandon McBride just took the crown in the 800 meters race in Canada and is packing his bags to represent Canada in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August.
Brandon McBride is Canada's national champ in the 800m!!! Wins in 1:45.25 & is headed to the Olympics! #HailState pic.twitter.com/YY0JqmbGy8— MSU Track & Field (@HailStateTF) July 10, 2016
The start of the junior men 800m final. Congrats to Brandon McBride on placing 1st in the race. #ACTrials pic.twitter.com/ToowbbVRDS— TrackTown Canada (@TrackTownCAN) July 10, 2016
Brandon has had an impressive career so far for the Bulldogs including claiming a couple of national championships in the 800 meters, both indoors and outdoors, back in 2014. He's also claimed his place in the MSU record books by setting the school record for 800 meters with a time of 1:46.80 in the 2015 indoor season.
Congrats Brandon and good luck in Rio! Mississippi State will be cheering you on!