To set the table first, the Westerville Central star, and Southern California recruit, looked locked-in yet relaxed during the preliminary round, where he eased up late with a 6.86 1st place showing in Heat 1.
There would be no easing up in the finals, though. Running out of lane 6, Braun wowed those in attendance with a blistering 6.62 clocking to out-pace a very game field that included Brandon White (2nd in 6.73) and Xavier Preston (3rd in 6.80). In fact seven of the ten finalists broke the elusive 7-second benchmark in what went down as one of the meet's most memorable contests.
Braun's time represents a new Ohio all-time best, usurping the 6.72 produced by Andy Isabella (Mayfield) during the 2015 indoor campaign. It also stations him at a tie for No. 5 all-time in the high school ranks, as he joins truly elite company on that 60 meter leaderboard which includes Casey Combest, Anthony Schwartz and Lance Lang, among others.