Brooks PR Invitational 2012

Seattle, WA


Tatnall senior Pierce gains national fame in winter Mar 25, 2012

With faster performances in more events at increasingly elite levels, Haley Pierce this winter achieved national prominence unprecedented for a Delaware runner.   Tatnall’s Haley Pierce has broken state and national high-school records and also bounced back from tendinitis, which kept interrupting her season for six important weeks. / The News Journal/FRED COMEGYS

Collins enjoys record-breaking year Mar 25, 2012

Glasgow’s Leshon Collins competes in the 55-meter dash at the state indoor track and field championships. / Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON In an event where the difference between stardom and anonymity is measured in hundredths of a second, Glasgow’s Leshon Collins bolted to become one of the nation’s leading high school sprinters.

Tony Smorageiwicz Feb 28, 2012

Tony placed fifth in the two mile with 9:04 improving his time from last year at Brooks.

Grace Tinkey Feb 28, 2012

We chat with Grace Tinkey, who may have a broken bone, but not a broken spirit.

Impromptu Dance Feb 27, 2012

When the music played after the awards, the was ' a call to dance' to which some of the runners responded

Darren Fahy Feb 27, 2012

Darren closed fast to grab third in the two mile.

Tyler Smith Feb 27, 2012

Tyler Smith of Alberta, Canada topped the field in the 800

Video: Big Time at Brooks for Connecticut Athletes Feb 27, 2012

Precious Holmes of Hillhouse blasted a 53.53 to win the Brooks PR Invitational.  She now leads the nation in that event and solidified her spot as the top sprinter in New England this season.  Also competing in Seattle was Hillhouse teammate Kellie Davis who finished third in the 800m with a US#6 time of 2:12.47.

Burcham Runs 4:07.20 Mile at Brooks PR Invitational Feb 27, 2012

Photo by Leo Collins Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland ran a personal best 4:07.20 full mile to finish 2nd at the Brooks PR Invitational on Sunday in Seattle Washington at the Dempsey Indoor Stadium.   Brooks-PR-Invitational-Dickson-Burcham-2012 Video

Brooks PR Invitational Recap Feb 27, 2012

Gabrielle Gray (High Point Central) reasserted her status as one of the country's top sprinters with a strong 60m Dash.

Bruce Barclay 60MH Pre Race Feb 26, 2012

Bruce Barclay was one of several Florida athletes. He talks about his experience at the Brooks PR Invitational.

Game Room Feb 26, 2012

Two athletes dancing in the game room.

Crowd Interacting with Guest Speaker Feb 26, 2012

Eddie Slowilkowski broke the 4 minute mile in 1990 and was the featured guest speaker Saturday night. He got the athletes to interact with him.

Donovan Robertson 60MH Pre Race Feb 26, 2012

Leading the 60MH list going into this weekend is Ohioan Donovan Robertson who talks about the meet and his college recruiting process.

Tyler Smith 800 Pre Race Feb 26, 2012

Tyler Smith is one of the Canadians participating in the Brooks PR. Fresh off of his Simplot win of 1:49 at altitude, he should be a force in the 800.

CT Athletes at the Brooks PR Invitational Feb 25, 2012

Four athletes from the state of Connecticut will be traveling to Seattle, Washington to compete in the ultra fast Brooks PR Invitational. Precious Holmes (Hillhouse, CT), who is scheduled to compete in the 400m, just set a US#1 mark in the 600m (1:31.23) and a US#2 mark in the 300m (38.56) at the CT State Open Championships.  Sydney Over (Windsor, CT) will join her in that event, and ran a tune-up 400m race of 57.39 to win the USATF New England Indoor Track Championships last weekend.

Brooks PR Preview: Sunshine State Edition Feb 24, 2012

Seven of Florida's top track and field stars received the coveted "golden ticket" to the Brooks PR Invitational.  The event takes place Sunday, February 26th, at the Dempsey Center at the University of Washington.

The Rog Blog: Soon to be teammates Feb 15, 2012

Connor Rog has been garnering a massive amount of headlines this year, and with good reason.  The Fairfield Prep senior earned a trip to the Foot Locker National Championships in December, was named the Gatorade Runner of the Year for Connecticut in January, and was recently invited to compete in the prestigious Millrose Games Mile. Life is rapidly changing for Connor as the milestones of his senior year begin to accumulate in the rearview mirror.   Despite the hectic schedule required to be a top tier student-athlete, Connor has agreed to chronicle his experiences for MileSplit CT in a series we are calling the “Rog Blog”.    

Bracy, Whitfield Accept Invites To Brooks PR In Seattle Jan 16, 2012

Cousins Marvin Bracy and Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield have been invited to run in the prestigous Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. Bracy is the reigning FHSAA 4A State Champion in the 100 and 200. Whitfield is the 2011 2A State Champion in the 100.  Both will compete in the 60 meter race.