Ran the 100 meters for the first time at the Mean Green Invitational and finished with a time of 11:10...Career best in the 200 meters with a time of 22.28 at the TCU Invitational. 2009 Indoor: Ran a season best 22.86 in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational...ran season best in the 400 meters at SLC Championships with a time of 52.22.
Reached the conference meet in the 400 meters (50.31)...season best in that event of 49.53 at Baylor (4/19)...also ran in the 200 meters during the season with a best mark of 22.52 at Baylor (4/19) ...named to the Capital One Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Ran a season best 7.16 in the 60 meters in the conference prelims...another season best of 23.22 in the 200 meters in the conference prelims....50.50 in the conference prelims in the 400 meters.
Earned all-state honors in the 400 meters... as a junior, finished sixth in the state in Class 3A with a 49.10 in the 400-meters... personal-best times include 10.54 in the 100 meters, 21.75 in the 200 meters and 48.80 (FAT) in the 400 meters... named to the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Class 3A Academic All-State Second Team... A four-sport standout in golf, baseball, track and field and football... member of the National Honor Society.
Born Sept. 4, 1988, in Comanche, Texas... son of Richard and Donna Byrd... chemistry major.