Brandi Cross
Brandi Cross

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Thurgood Marshall

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


2009: NCAA Indoor and Outdoor All-American in the 4x400m relay ... SEC Indoor gold medalist as the first leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the title at an NCAA best 3:33.50 ... relay also placed fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... NCAA East Region silver medalist as second leg of the relay team ... ran leadoff for NCAA Outdoor Championship relay that finished eighth ... indoors, competed in the 400m ... opened the season by taking second at the Kentucky Invite ... took sixth at the New Balance Collegiate and fourth at the Tyson Invitational ... placed fifth at SEC's at 53.99 ... won the NCAA Last Chance Meet at a season-best 53.47 ... finishd 10th at NCAA Indoor Championships at 53.80 ... outdoors, opened the year by winning the Weems Baskin Invite ... ran a season best 52.73 to finish fourth at the Pepsi Florida Relays ... won the Spec Town Relays ... at the SEC Outdoor Championships, was third in the prelims at 53.97, but an injury prevented her from completing her run in the finals ... placed fourth at the NCAA East Region meet at 52.92 ... was ninth in the prelminary round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 53.39 ... a false start in the semifinal prevented a shot at the title.

2008: NCAA Indoor and Outdoor All-American, earning four citations ... advanced to semifinals of the US Olympic Trials in the 400m where she ran a PR of 51.63 ... ran a 52.12 to earn the silver medal at the SEC Indoor Championships ... another silver medal as the third leg of the 4x400m relay team that then placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships at 3:33.99 ... silver medal at SEC Outdoor Championships in 400m at 52.31 ... silver medalist at NCAA East Region at 51.70 before claiming sixth at the NCAA Outdoors at 51.86 ... 4x100m team earned silver at NCAA East Region and placed seventh at NCAA Outdoors at 44.04 ... 4x400m team took bronze at the NCAA East Region and NCAA Outdoors ... South Carolina's Indoor MVP ... indoors, opened the season with a win at the UNC Classic ... placed first or second at every meet ... won the Rod McCravy Invitational at 52.83 ... took second at the New Balance Invitational ... third leg runner of 4x400m relay team that won the Tom Jones Memorial before placing second at Rod McCravy, New Balance and Tyson Invitationals ... outdoors, won the Spec Towns Invitational and Friendship & Freedom Games in the 400m ... member of 4x400m relay team that took third at the Penn Relays.

2007: NCAA Indoor Champion in the 4x400m relay as the third leg ... Pan Am Junior Champion ... opened indoor season seventh in the 400m at 54.80 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... took third at the Diet Pepsi Invitatoinal with a time of 55.12 ... ran a 54.38 at the New Balance Invitational to place fifth ... finished ninth at the Tyson Invitational in 54.39 ... ran at the SEC Indoor Championships with an 11th place finish ... ran an indoor personal best 54.37 at the NCAA Last Chance meet ... outdoors, finished first at the Hurricane Invite with a time of 54.11 ... placed eighth at the Jim Click Shootout with a 54.56 time ... ran the 200m at the Weems Baskin Relays, placing fourth in 24.66 ... took eighth in the 400m at the Florida Relays after setting a new personal record at 53.78 ... placed 11th at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 54.31 ... won the SEC Outdoor Championship as a member of the 4x400m relay team that ran a 3:28.44.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Benita Smith at Thurgood Marshall High School ... lettered in basketball, volleyball and track ... first cracked the national top 50 lists in 2000 when she ran 55.11 in the 400m as a 12-year-old in sixth grade ... received four All-America citations in the 400m, with the first coming in eighth grade when she was ranked No. 4 nationally ... ended the 2006 indoor season rated second nationally among high school girls in the 400m with a 54.06 figure ... third during the outdoor season at 51.96 ... her top time in the 400-meter dash as a junior was 52.46, which ranked third in the country for the indoor and outdoor seasons ... was a member of the 4x400m relay team that represented the United States and won gold in a time of 3:29.01 at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China ... 2003 and 2005 World Youth Games participant.

PERSONAL: Brandi Nicole Cross was born Jan. 20, 1988 ... parents are Tyrone and Monique Cross ... is pursuing a degree in criminal justice ... hobbies are sleeping, socializing and joking around ... chose South Carolina over UCLA, Arizona State, Houston and Texas A&M because of coach Curtis Frye.