A small contingent of men and women will head to Lincoln, NE, for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational
Missouri Personal Bests
Big 12 Championships
NCAA Championships Preliminary Round qualifier in the shot put (2011, 2012) and discus (2011)
Indoor All-Big 12 in the shot put (2010, 2012)
Outdoor All-Big 12 in the shot put (2010-2012)
Indoor Track- Brooks earned two more personal-record marks during the indoor season, as well as another All-Big 12 honor in the shot put...His first PR came at the Bill Bergan Invitational, where he threw 18.40m (60-4.5) in the shot put to win the event...He also the shot put competitions at the MU KU Dual Meet, Illini Classic, and Missouri Collegiate Challenge, throwing 17.21m (56-5.5), 17.98m (58-11.75), and 17.79m (58-4.5), respectively...His next PR performance was in the weight throw, when he threw 16.85m (55-3.5) at the Texas A&M Invitational to claim eighth-place...Participated in the weight throw and shot put competitions at the Big 12 Championships, throwing a mark of 18.33m (60-1.5) in the shot put to place fourth.
Outdoor Track- Once again qualified for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round in the shot put after throwing a season-best mark of 17.96m (58-11) at the Big 12 Championships to earn sixth-place and another All-Big 12 honor...He finished 19th at the Preliminary Round with a throw of 17.57m (57-7.75)...Also participated in the discus and hammer competitions at the Big 12 Championships, just missing out on a discus All-Big 12 after throwing 52.24m (171-4.75) to place ninth, a season-best...He hit a new PR mark of 55.11m (180-10) in the hammer throw at the CMU Open to place second overall.
Indoor Track- Competed in both the weight throw and shot put during the indoor season, and just missed All-Big 12 honors in the shot put after throwing 17.05m (55-11.25) to place ninth...His season-best mark in the shot put came at the Iowa State Classic where he finished fifth with a toss of 17.72m (58-1.5)...Threw a personal-best of 15.85m (52-0) in the weight throw at the Missouri Invitational.
Outdoor Track- Brooks qualified for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round in the shot put and discus after turning in personal-best marks of 17.81m (58-5.25) and 53.86m (176-8.5), respectively...His season-best shot put performance came at the Kip Janvrin Open, and was good enough to win the event...He also won the discus with a throw of 52.47m (172-1.75)...His best discus throw put him just shy of another All-Big 12 honor with a ninth-place finish...He did, however, earn an All-Big 12 honor in the shot put with an eighth-place throw of 16.97m (55-8).
Indoor Track- In his first year as a Tiger, Brooks earned an All-Big 12 honor after finishing eighth in the shot put with a toss of 16.93m (55-6.5)...Saw his marks progress from 15.42m (50-7.25) at the beginning of the season, an improvement of almost five feet...His mark at the Big 12 Championship was an almost-two foot improvement than his previous season-best, a mark of 16.48m (54-1) set at the Bill Bergan Invitational...Another notable throw came at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, where he tossed 16.29m (53-5.5)...He also competed in the weight throw throughout the season, turning in a season-best mark of 14.78m (48-6) at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge.
Outdoor Track- Continued his outstanding freshman year with another All-Big 12 honor, finishing seventh in the shot put with a throw of 16.74m (54-11.25)...That mark was another significant season-best...He also competed in the discus at the Big 12 Championships, finishing 15th with a throw of 47.86m (157-0)...His season-best mark in the discus came at the Arkansas Twilight, where he turned in an effort of 49.56m (162-7), good for seventh overall...His second-best shot put mark of the season also came at the Arkansas Twilight, as he placed third with a throw of 16.27m (53-4.5).
Competed at Lee's Summit West HS for coach Bob Klausing...Led his team to a second-place finish at the 2009 MSHSAA State Championships, as well as four Conference titles (2006-2009)...As an individual, Brooks was a three-time Conference, District, and Sectional Champion in shot put, and a four-time discus Conference champion...He was a three-time MSHSAA State Champion in the shot put, and three-time bronze medalist in the discus...Off the track, he was also a successful football player, helping his team to a State Championship title in 2007...He was also recognized as First Team All-Conference and All-District Defensive End (2009)...Brooks also participated in basketball for three years in high school...High School bests are 18.33m (60-1.75) in the shot put and 55.98m (183-8) in the discus.
Parents are Kirt and Lori...Born July 7, 1990 in Kansas City, MO...Was on honor roll every year in HS...Multiple Academic All-Big 12 student-athlete (2010-2012)...He was on the Trulaske Business School's Dean's List junior year (2011/2012)...Comes from an athletic family, with an uncle who played for the Broncos and Patriots, as well as other relatives in Minor League Baseball and D1 football...Brooks, along with track & field, enjoys playing country club sports, mainly tennis and golf...He is studying Business Finance at Missouri.