Photos by Msrlent Vandenneste and Don Rich
Maddie Meyers at Foot Locker West 2010 Sunday will be the first Brooks PR Invitational. A brief look at what the upcoming races..
Deserea Bryant wins 60M at Brooks PR in US#5 All-Time 7.26.
Brooks Awards fun with the newly minted Brooks PR Singers at the Awards Banquet
Jantzen Oshier (Trabuco Hills) and Ammar Moussa (Arcadia) were big winners at the Brooks PR invitational yesterday in Washington. (File Photos)
The Brooks winners were: BOYS Event GIRLS Damiere Byrd NJ 6.70 60 Dezerea Bryant WI 7.26 Torrey Campbell FL 7.82 60H Kendell Williams GA 8.44 Arman Hall FL 47.45 400 Courtney Okoio TX 54.26 Keffri Neal BC CAN 1:50.92 800 Shelby Houlihan IA 2:08.59 Jantzen Oshier CA 4:07.52 Mile Ajee Wilson NJ 4:49.48 Ammar Moussa CA 9:00.62 2 Mile Wesley Frazier NC 10:17.47
Baylee Mires after third place 800M at Brooks PR in 2:12.95.
Jantzen Oshier wins the one Mile at Brooks in 4:07.52.
Chelsey Sveinsson reflects on her Brooks PR experience plus recovering from injury as well as making her college selection.
Wesley Frazier's new all-time state record leads the charge of NC runners in Seattle!
Ammar Moussa wins Brooks PR 2Mile in 9:00.63.
Earlier this year, Alex Waddell, Sioux Falls Washington junior, and Tony Smoragieiwcz, Rapid City Central junior, were among a select group of prep athletes to receive Golden Tickets to attend Brooks PR Invitational. The two will compete later today at the Dempsey Indoor Track on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Waddell will be among 11 runners to compete in the 800 meter at 3:40 PM MT / 4:40 PM CT. Waddell’s 1:53.56 at the Midwest Distance Gala in 2010 placed him on the South Dakota All Time Top Ten List. Waddell also won the 2010 South Dakota State Track Meet in the 800 with a time of 1:53.94. Tony Smoragiewicz will run the 2 mile in a field of 14 scheduled for 2:30 PM MT / 3:30 PM CT. Smoragiewicz won the 3200 in 9:26.44 at the 2011 Black Hills State Invitational. Today he will face off with many of the same athletes he race at NXN and Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships where he finished ninth and third respectively. The meet is scheduled for today, Sunday, February 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. PT and will available live via webcast. For more information visit Brooks Running MileSplit will have official results and photo coverage following the meet. .
Not just a sprinter Damiere Byrd has fun at the Brooks PR awards banquet.
A brief look at a few of the girls' sprinters at Brooks
1 22 Frazier, Wesley SO Unattached 10:17.47 2 5 Beattie, Kayla SR Unattached 10:17.93 3 19 Finn, Erin SO Unattached 10:19.28 4 62 Woodward, Allison SR Unattached 10:20.18 5 47 Pierce, Haley JR Unattached 10:20.34 6 25 Grabill, Molly SR Unattached 10:23.38 7 55 Thompson, Joanna SR Unattached 10:24.14 8 21 Foster, Julia SR Unattached 10:25.31 9 31 Knight, Katie SO Unattached 10:29.72 10 136 Fluehr, Erika SR Unattached 10:30.92 11 16 De La Bruyere, Emi SR Unattached 10:34.90 12 52 Schmidt, Colleen SR Unattached 10:47.95 13 20 Fluehr, Kathryn SR Unattached 10:48.25 14 36 McAlister, Catrina SR Unattached 11:01.47
A look at the Brooks PR Meet prior to the race day.
Amy-Eloise Neale takes 2nd in the Mile at Brooks PR in 4:49.58.
Eight Floridians who received "golden tickets" to compete the University of Washington's indoor facility for the Brooks PR Invitational went at it tonight against many of the bests from around the nation. Torrey Campbell of Barron Collier won the 60 Meter Hurdles in 7.82 (US #3). Arman Hall of St. Thomas Aquinas set a new national leading time for the indoor 400 meters with his 47.45 victory. Marvin Bracy of Boone and Jerimy Strainge were 2nd and 3rd in the 60 with 6.75 and 6.80--we'll see that rematch next week at Primetime with Michael Bellamy added in to the 100 and 200. Other Floridians that competed were Ryan Pickering, Stephanie Schappert, Kathryn Fluehr, and Erika Fluehr.
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