Brandon Carnes-UNI
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UNI’s Carnes Looks to Cap a Great Career

Brandon Carnes-UNI ©Jim Kirby-2017

Brandon Carnes-UNI
©Jim Kirby-2017

UNI track and field sprinter Brandon Carnes enters this week’s national championship seeded fifth in the 100-meter dash time.

This will be Carnes’ third trip to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championship set for June 7-10.

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Carnes ran a winded-aided 9.97-second 100-meter dash at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in May. His 100-meter time without the wind aid (10.06 seconds) ties him for seventh among all American competitors’ wind legal times this year. The time also set a conference record.

Carnes wrapped up his collegiate career with 16 MVC titles. He never lost to a conference competitor in the 100-meter or 200-meter dashes.

He qualified all four years for the NCAA West Preliminary Round. He holds the UNI and conference records in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. In the first rounds of the 200-meter dash at the 2017 NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round, he crushed the 200-meter conference record set 33 years ago. He ran a wind-legal time of 20.25 seconds to beat Indiana State’s Dwight Williams’ time of 20.36 set in 1984.

He also owns the indoor records for the 60-meter dash at the school and conference levels and the school record for the indoor 200-meter dash.

He was the first Panther to win both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes at the MVC indoor championship. He also made history in the conference by being:

  • The only four-time 60-meter champion
  • Just one of three sprinters to win four indoor 200-meter dash titles
  • Just one of two sprinters to win four outdoor 100-meter dash titles
  • Just one of three sprinters to win four outdoor 200-meter dash titles

He was named the MVC Most Valuable Athlete at the:

  • 2015 outdoor championships
  • 2014 indoor championships

He was named the MVC Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete:

  • 2017 outdoor championships
  • 2017 indoor championships
  • 2016 outdoor championships
  • 2016 indoor championships
  • 2015 outdoor championships