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Bria Welker

Bria
Welker
400 Hurdles / Sprints


Height: 5-6
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Ridgeley, W.Va.
HS/Last School: Frankfort

Bio

2016 (So.)
Outdoor Season
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Finished 19th in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 57.24 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Took fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a career-best time of 56.61
  • Member of the third-place distance medley relay team (11:50.96) at the Penn Relays
  • Helped the 4x400 meter relay team place fourth at the Mason Spring Invitational
  • with a time of 4:10.18
  • Placed seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 59.52 at the Mason Spring Invitational
  • Took 15th in the 400 dash with a time of 57.71 at the Jesse Owens Classic
  • Placed 16th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.95 at the Bison Outdoor Classic
  • Took 16th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.89 at the Wake Forest Open
  • Placed 20th in the 200 meters with a time of 26.66 at the Wake Forest Open
  • Finished in 33rd place in the 400 meters (58.92) at the Stanford Invitational
Indoor Season
  • Won the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.87 at the High Point Team Challenge
  • Took third in the 400 meters, crossing the finish line in an indoor career-best time of 58.34 at the Nittany Lion Challenge
  • Placed 27th in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 26.34, and placed 11th in the 400 meters (58.50) at the Akron Invite
  • Finished in 10th place in the 500-meter run with a career-best time of 1:17.29 at the PSU National Invitational
2015 (r-Fr.)
  • Did not compete
2014 (Fr.)
Outdoor Season
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Claimed first in the 400 meters at the WVU Gold-Blue meet and at the Cal U Early Bird  meet
  • Posted top-five finishes in the 400 meters at the Cherry Blossom Invitational, the Gator Invitational and the YSU Icebreaker meet
Indoor Season
  • Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed ninth with a time of 3:56.10 at the Big 12 Indoor Championship
  • Won the 400 meters with a time of 57.20 at the Akron Invitational
  • Member of the distance medley relay team that placed second (11:45.00) at the PSU National
  • Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed first at the WVU Gold-Blue meet and at the Cal U Early Bird meet
High School
  • Ran for Coach Amanda Moreland at Frankfort High
  • Four-year letterwinner at Frankfort High
  • West Virginia state meet record in 200-meter dash (25.15) and 400-meter dash (57.13)
  • Helped lead Frankfort to 2013 State Championship and runner-up in 2010 and 2012
  • Three-time state champion in 200-meter dash in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and two-time state champion in 100-meter dash in 2012 and 2013
  • Three-time state champion in 400-meter dash in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and two-time state champion in the long jump in 2010 and 2012
  • Recorded a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles in 2013
  • 2010 Gatorade WV Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year
  • Holds Frankfort High records for 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, as well as in the long jump and 300-meter hurdles
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for Mineral County
  • Four-year letterwinner in soccer and holds school record for most goals in a season with 26
  • Two-year letterwinner in basketball
Personal
  • Daughter of Greg and Kimberly Welker
  • Sister Kendra is a rower at WVU
  • Father played baseball at Frostburg State
  • Birthday is April 18
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll


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