Justin Braun Transfers To Westerville Central

Justin Braun has transferred to Westerville Central High School

The junior class sprints star has left Thomas Worthington, a school he had attended since the onset of his high school career, and will join the Warhawks track and field program effective immediately. 

Braun officially got his first taste of live competition with Westerville Central this past Friday at the New Albany Invitational, where he, along with his new teammates, earned victories in the 4x200m (1:30.23) and 4x400m (3:26.04) relays. Braun took on leg-two duties in both contests. 

Prior to his 2021 outdoor season debut performances, we last saw Braun line-up at the SPIRE Scholastic Showcase back in early February. He was notably absent from the OATCCC Division 1 State Finale, which marked the conclusion of Ohio's 2021 indoor campaign. 

When asked to elaborate on the reasons for leaving Thomas Worthington, Braun indicated that he'd prefer not to get into the details about his departure at this time, but rather look ahead to his new opportunity at Westerville Central

"I wish my former teammates at Thomas Worthington nothing but the best moving forward," he said. 

"My preference is to not go into any further details about the decision until the season is over," Braun explained. 

During Braun's tenure with the Cardinals, he collected a trio of indoor state titles in 2020 (200m, 400m and 4x400m relay) and the 2019 outdoor 400m state championship as a freshman. He also took the 400m triumph at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in 2019 on behalf of his club team, the Ohio Heat.

Braun owns outstanding personal best marks of 46.76 (400m outdoors) and 21.32 (200m indoors). He'll add significant firepower to Westerville Central's up-and-coming stable of sprinters. 

"I am eligible to compete in the postseason and I'm looking forward to maintaining a busy schedule and representing my new team," Braun concluded.