QA2 Max PODCAST: Penn State’s Brannon Kidder, the 1000m Collegiate Record Holder

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

January 21, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS — Penn State’s Brannon Kidder brought the 1000 meter collegiate record back home to Happy Valley.

From March 2, 2014 until Saturday, former Boston University mid-distance runner Rich Peters owned the best time in the event (2:18.55). Peters actually took the record from Kidder’s teammate, Robby Creese, who held it from 2012 until 2014.

Then Kidder, being paced by a rabbit, went out on Saturday at the Nittany Lion Challenge and clocked a 2:18.26. It should be mentioned that it was the first time Kidder ever ran the 1000.

That was a strong start to the season for Kidder, who finished runner-up in the 800 meters last year at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

What goals did Kidder set for himself in 2016? Did the 1000 feel more like an 800 or 1200?

Find out answers to those questions and more in this week’s edition of the QA2 Max Podcast.