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Brannon Kidder
Brannon  Kidder


Lancaster, Ohio

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Penn State Posts 11th Consecutive Top 5 Winter Finish in Learfield Directors' Cup

Wrestling Wins NCAA Crown; Fencing and Men's Gymnastics Finish in Top 10 at NCAA Championships


Penn State No. 10 in Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

NCAA Champion Wrestlers, Fencing, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field Boost Nittany Lions


Penn State Rises to No. 6 in Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

NCAA Champion Wrestlers; Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Boost Nittany Lions


Cross Country/Track & Field Announces Team Awards

2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week


Men's Cross Country Hangs Tough to Finish Third at Big Tens

Penn State's third-place finish is the highest since 2000


On the National Stage... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 1,500-meter run ... Advanced to the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with his seventh-place finish in the semifinals of the 1,500-meter run (3:45.72) ... Garnered second team All-America honors with his 12th-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (3:44.30) || 2014 Indoor || Qualified for the 800-meter run and the distance medley relay ... Placed 13th in the 800-meter run (1:52.02) and was a member of the 11th-place distance medley relay team (9:57.88) ... Second team All-American || 2013 Cross Country || Took 63rd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships with his time of 31:41.4 || 2013 Outdoor || Capped a sensational freshman season with a PR 1:46.87 in the 800 preliminaries at the USATF Championships ... Earned bronze-medal and All-America honors in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, following fellow Nittany Lion Casimir Loxsom, who finished second in the same race ... Helped the Nittany Lions to two "Championship of America" victories at the Penn Relays, leading off the winning DMR, and assisting on the winning 4x800 ... DMR ran a school-record 9:24.68 at Penn ... Breezed through the qualifying heats of the 800 at the NCAA First Round, finishing in 1:48.03 in the quarterfinal - the sixth-best time in qualifying || 2013 Indoor || Led off the Lions' NCAA runner-up DMR, which finished in 9:34.00 ... Also led off the distance medley at the Alex Wilson Invitational, where the Lions clocked a school-record 9:26.60 - the second-fastest effort ever run by a collegiate team indoors ... Was member of the Lions' school-record 4x800 (7:21.37) at the Millrose Games ... The squad also set Millrose Games and Armory facility records

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Cross Country || Finished 78th with his time of 25:26.5 || 2014 Outdoor || Posted a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (3:44.95) ... Second team All-Big Ten || 2014 Indoor || Kidder defended his 800-meter run title with his time of 1:49.52, which was the 10th Penn State 800-meter run Big Ten title in the past 13 years ... Kidder ran the final leg on the first-place distance medley relay team (9:45.48), which was his second-straight title and third-straight for Penn State ... First team All-Big Ten || 2013 Cross Country || Placed 68th || 2013 Outdoor || Placed eighth in the 1500 || 2013 Indoor || Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year following winning performances in the 800, individually, and as a member of the distance medley ... Clocked 1:49.73 to win the 800, and helped the Nittany Lions to a finishing time of 9:39.87 in the DMR

On the Course... || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in five meets for the Nittany Lions ... Opened the year with a 17th-place finish at the Dolan Duals (19:34.13) ... Finished 37th at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe with his time of 26:58.1 ... Placed 154th at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:01.0) ... Took third at the Penn State National (26:46) ... Garnered Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors for his performance at the Penn State National || 2013 Cross Country || Started the 2013 campaign with a fourth-place finish at the Dolan Duals ... Claimed fifth-place at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Posted a 317th-place finish at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Ran to a 258th-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational || 2012 Cross Country || Competed unattached at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe, placing 81st overall

Around the Track... || 2014 Outdoor || Won the 800-meter run at the Crimson Tide Invitational with his season-best time of 1:48.53 ... Won the 1,500-meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic with his time of 3:42.99 ... Was a member of two runner-up relay finishes at the Penn Relays (1,600-sprint medley relay - 3:18.39, and the 4x800-meter relay - 7:18.99) ... Ran a lifetime-best time of 3:38.82 in the 1,500-meter run en route to a third-place finish at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... His time of 3:38.82 broke a 27-year-old school record ... Named the Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week (May 7) || 2014 Indoor || Won seven races during the indoor season ... Opened the 2014 indoor season with a pair relay victories at the Penn State Relays ... At the Penn State Relays, Kidder was on the winning 4x800-meter relay team (7:36.59) and the first-place distance medley relay (9:59.94) ... At the Nittany Lion Challenge, Kidder posted a time of 1:48.34 to take second in the 800-meter run ... Kidder posted a pair of first-place finishes at the Penn State National Invitational, he claimed first-place in the mile run with his sub-4 time of 3:59.55 and he ran the opening leg of the distance medley relay team that posted the second-fastest time in collegiate history (9:26.59), which is a school, facility, and meet record ... Kidder won the 800-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup with his season-best time of 1:47.45, which is the third-fastest time in school history ... At the UW Husky Classic, Kidder took the runner-up spot in the mile run with his lifetime-best time of 3:58.49, which ties Ryan Foster for the second-fastest mile time in school history ... Mac Fleet of Oregon clocked a lifetime-best time of 3:58.25 to beat Kidder at the UW Husky Classic ... For his impressive work on the track during the 2014 indoor season, Kidder was named the USTFCCCA's Mid-Atlantic Men's Track Athlete of the Year ... Named the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10) || 2013 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the elite section of the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays, running 1:47.23 ... Won the 800 at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama in 1:47.71 ... Placed second in the 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a PR 3:42.07 || 2013 Indoor || Became the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to break 4:00 in the mile, going 3:59.48 to win the event title at the Penn State National ... Clocked a lifetime-indoor best 1:48.17 for the 800 at the Nittany Lion Challenge

Before Penn State... || High School || One of the top middle distance prospects in the country over the past several seasons ... Clocked an impressive 4:03.12 for a full mile at the 2012 Adidas Grand Prix in New York City ... Time was the fourth fastest in the country in 2012 ... Took home three state titles at the 2012 OHSAA State Championships, winning the 800, 1600, and 4x800 ... Clocked a PR of 1:51.09 - the best time in the state of Ohio in 2012 - in his victory in the 800 ... Also won the 800 and 1600 at his conference, district and regional meets as a senior ... Won the 800 and 1600 at the Ohio Indoor State Championships ... Placed fourth in the mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Was also fourth in the mile at the Brooks PR Meet at the University of Washington ... Also an OHSAA state qualifier in cross country ... Won the state 1600 title as a junior, and finished third as a sophomore in 2010 ... Won the mile at the Midwest Distance Gala as a junior (4:06.73) || Personal || Son of Gina and Jeff Kidder ... Birthday is November 18, 1993

Collegiate Personal Bests

Event Indoor Outdoor
800m 1:47.45 1:46.87
1500m *** 3:38.82
Mile 3:58.49 ***
4x800m 7:21.37 7:14.14
DMR 9:26.59 9:24.68


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