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  Otniel Teixeira
Otniel Teixeira

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Last College:
USF


TFRRS Profile

Sophomore transfer from USF who will spend the cross country season working with 2012 Olympian and volunteer coach Ciaran O'Lionaird building his base to compete on the track in the 800 and 1500.

Cross Country

2012: Redshirted at USF as a true freshman

Track & Field

2013: Outdoor - competed in seven meets for the Bulls, including Big East Outdoor Championships...posted season-best in 800m (1:51.57) at Seminole Invitational with third-place finish...also set PR in 1500m (3:53.93) at FSU Relays...opened outdoor season with wins in 800, 1500 and 4x400 at USF Open. Indoor - lined up in five meets for USF, including the Big East Indoor Championships, where he posted his collegiate-best indoor 800 (1:53.42) in the preliminary round and was member of sixth-place 4x400 relay (3:15.10).

Personal

Considers Miami as his hometown but starred in Lake Brantley High School in Central Florida...capped his prep career by winning 4A state title in 800 with a PR (1:51.43)...also won 800 at FSU Relays and was second in 1600 with PR of 4:14.78...was also a state cross country qualifier where his fastest 5k time was 15:57...was state 4A runner-up in 800 as junior...competed in the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Championships this past summer in both at 800 and 1500...majoring in International Affairs...born Jan. 15, 1994.


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