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Girls 800m - Sammy Watson, Christina Aragon Duke it Out! Jun 18, 2016

The nation's top two ranked 800m runners race for the first time in Seattle: defending champion Christina Aragon and World Youth champion Sammy Watson. Aragon is already an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500m with her 4:09.27 best; Watson has run 2:03.06 for 800m -- so close to the 2:03.0 standard! Watch what happens when they race for the first time.

All-Time Great Christina Aragon All In For Brooks PR Jun 14, 2016

Stanford recruit Christina Aragon qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 1500m this weekend with a new PR of 4:09.27, the third-fastest time in prep history. She's also a standout gymnast. Can she defend her Brooks PR 800m title this weekend vs. No. 1 ranked Sammy Watson, who is .06 seconds off qualifying for the Trials in the half mile?

It Ain't Over Yet! Jun 16, 2016

Three national-level meets on the docket this weekend for local athletes.

Auburndale's Chauncy Smart At His Best As Brooks PR Beckons Jun 10, 2016

Auburndale junior Chauncy Smart is hungry. Hungry to prove he is one of the fastest sprinters not just in Florida, but in the rest of the country. Smart a two-sport standout in both football and track, clocked a then US#1 time of 10.30w to win the Pepsi Florida Relays. In fourteen races, he tallied two losses, with the last coming at the 3A state championship meet, a heartbreaking photo finish that saw him come up one one-hundredth of a second from the win. Following the meet, Smart thought his year was done, no postseason plans on the horizon, and spring football practice looming. He says he switched from his track spikes and laced up his cleats gearing up for the gridiron.

Libby & Rachel's PR & Kate's Dream Jun 16, 2016

VA will not only be represented proudly and speedily in Greensboro this weekend but also in Washington and Boston this weekend. This of course is at the adidas Boost Games in Boston for the Dream 100 and 1500s and Brooks PR for some of the best single heat races of the year.

Janaya Chambers Returns To Brooks PR Serves As 'Redemption Meet' Jun 15, 2016

Stanton Prep senior and UGA signee Janaya Chambers won the 3A state championship in the 400m dash at the 2015 state meet running a PR of 54.17. Chambers was invited to the Brooks PR Invitational where she 5th against the nation's top athletes. In 2016, she faced some setbacks that caused her to cut her senior season short and focus on school and her health. However, she was a little surprised when she was invited back to Seattle for the 2016 Brooks PR. We talk to her about getting the invite, the road back, and her plans for Saturday.

Colorado Brooks PR Entries Jun 12, 2016

The 400 meters at Brooks PR will have a distinctly Colorado feel to it, with Becca Schulte, Caleb Ojennes, and Mia Coats all competing in the event. Photos by Alan Versaw.

Brandon Cachon Can't Wait For Brooks PR Experience, Race Nation's Best Jun 12, 2016

Before Brandon Cachon heads off to UNC he will compete in one last meet, the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Washington. The Barron Collier senior won the 3A state championship in the 400, anchored the 4x800m relay team, and was the 200m runner-up, helping his team to a runner-up trophy. Cachon wanted nothing more than to earn his ticket to Brooks PR by winning the 400m dash at Flo Golden South, but friend and competitor Tyrese Cooper stood in his way. However, he helped him to a SB 46.99 and the folks at Brooks took notice. We talked to Cachon about getting invited to this prestigious meet, his plans, and much more!

Colorado's Day; Brooks PR and NBNO Day 2 Jun 18, 2016

Brie Oakley mixes it up with the field early in the Brooks PR two mile. Her final time of 10:08.89 puts her at #3 on the Colorado all-time list for the event. Photo by Travis Miller.

Brooks PR Spotlight: Freshman Jan'Taijah Ford Eyes Low 53, 52s 400 Jun 15, 2016

Northeast High School freshman Jan'Taijah Ford had a spectacular 2016 season. Ford, or T1 as they call her, ran away with the 3A state title in the 400m dash in 54.01s and followed that up with a new personal best time of 53.77 to win Flo Golden South and give her an automatic ticket to the Brooks PR Invitational. We caught up with her to talk about her training leading up to Saturday, what she's looking forward to, and much more.

Freshman Jan'Tajiah Ford Finishes 2nd At Brooks PR, Highest Finish Of FL Quartet Jun 20, 2016

Four Florida sprinters made the trip to the west coast for the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle with three athletes Jan'Taijah Ford, Brandon Cachon, and Chauncy Smart all finishing in the top three in their respective races, while Janaya Chambers was 7th in the girls 400m dash. Check out all the race videos and see what each had to say afterwards!

Chauncy Smart, Brandon Cachon Ready To Sweep Sprint Races At Brooks PR In Seattle Jun 18, 2016

Auburndale junior Chauncy Smart (pictured above with his mom) and Barron Collier senior Chauncy Smart will compete in the Brooks PR Invitational Saturday in Seattle, Washington. They will compete in the 100m dash and 400m dash respectively and be joined their female counterparts from the Sunshine State. Northeast freshman Jantaijah Ford and Stanton Prep and UGA signee Janaya Chambers will also make the trip to the west coast and compete in the quarter mile. Our national team caught up with Smart and Cachon before the meet!

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