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Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Matthew Maton (OR) Jun 11, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Summit distance runner Matthew Maton. Maton is a three-time Oregon state champion in the 3000 meters and two-time state champion in the 1500 meters. A stellar distance runner, he placed third at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships.  He will compete in the mile and brings with him a PR of 3:49.38 for 1500 meters to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.    

Workout Video: Whitney Ready For Nation's Best At Dream 100, Brooks PR Jun 12, 2014

Last year, Kaylin Whitney became the first freshman to ever be invited to the Adidas Dream 100. She placed fifth and carried that momentum into the 2014 season where she picked up her third and fourth state championships, winning both the 100 and 200 for consecutive years. Recently, the soon to be East Ridge junior competed against a professional field and posted a US#2 100 meters of 11.30 and US#1 200 meters of 22.80w, one of the fastest ever all conditions by a high schooler. We caught up with Whitney as she prepared for a double dose of postseason meets; the Adidas Dream 100 and the Brooks PR Invitational. Watch her workout which consisted of block starts, 20 meter starts, and 60 and 80 meter runs to work on top end speed and check out her interview about her 2014 season and upcoming schedule!

Cross-Country Track Meets Make For Best Birthday Present For Andre Ewers Jun 13, 2014

Summer vacation has a different meaning for Andre Ewers. After competing at the state meet and Golden South Classic in Florida, he began a cross country road trip to compete against the nation’s best runners and improve his track and field resume. Last week he headed to Albuquerque,New Mexico for the Great Southwest Classic. This week he traveled from home base in Fort Lauderdale to New York City, home of Saturday’s Adidas Grand Prix and the Dream 100 which the Piper class of 2014 star received a golden ticket to attend. Ewers says the last couple of weeks have been amazing.

Report Your Way To Brooks PR! Become A Brooks Student Reporter! Apr 15, 2014

Eligible to all high school students! Upload a 60 second video commentating on anything by May 22nd via the form below. Two winners will be picked by Brooks for an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, where the student reporter will work with Flotrack and Milesplit to commentate the Brooks PR Invitational at the Renton Memorial Stadium.

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Patrick Perrier (IL) Jun 10, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is O'Fallon distance runner Patrick Perrier. Perrier, a Stanford University signee, recently won the Illinois State Championship in the 1600 meters. He brings with him a US#4 4:06.70 mile posted at the Festival of Miles to the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle and is hoping to dip as much under 4:05 as possible.

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Ryan Clark (GA) Jun 20, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Banneker High School quarter-miler Ryan Clark. Clark, was second at the Georgia Olympics this year. In 2013, he was the 400 meter champion at the Georgia Olympics and a member of team USA at the IAAF World Youth championships where he earned a silver medal. A standout 200 meter runner as well having already broken 21 seconds. He will compete in the 400and brings with him a personal best of 46.33 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Derek Holdsworth (VA) Jun 8, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Lafayette (VA) middle distance runner Derek Holdsworth. An indoor national champ indoors in the 800 and Virginia state champion in several events and relays, Holdsworth will bring his US #9 ranked 1:50.49 800 meter PR to the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

Brooks PR Student Reporter Contest Winners: Jessica Van Cleave & Dylan Scott! Jun 6, 2014

Congratulations to Jessica Van Cleave from St. Johns, Florida and Dylan Scott from Ninety-Six, South Carolina as each has been selected as the two winners from this year's Brooks PR Student Reporter Contest as their video submissions and reporting skills have earned them an all-expenses paid trip by Brooks to join the Flotrack and MileSplit crew as part of our coverage team at the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st!

2014 Brooks PR Student Reporter Videos - Who can talk the talk?! May 27, 2014

The final video submissions are in for this year's Brooks PR Student Reporter Contest! Who do you think made the best video and is the most skilled reporter/commentator to deserve an all expenses paid trip to Seattle, Washington on June 21st to join MileSpit and Flotrack in covering the fastest kids in the country at the the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational?!

Brooks PR golden tickets up for grabs in Mt. SAC Relays HS mile Apr 14, 2014

The iconic Mt. SAC Relays are nearly here, and in preparing for some of the most impressive races of the outdoor season, we're introducing the Brooks PR Mile! The fastest two boys and the fastest two girls in the mile run at Mt. SAC will automatically qualify for the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational.

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Audrey Belf (MI) Jun 9, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Birmingham Seaholm High School (MI) distance runner Audrey Belf. The four-time Michigan state champion and sub 17 minute 5k runner, the junior Belf will bring her US #16 10:16 3200 PR to the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. Belf has already run under 10:20 three times this spring in her homestate of Michigan and is hoping the trip to the Northwest in two weeks will be the PR race opportunity for her to venture under 10:10 for the first time.

Brooks PR mile added to this year's Mt. SAC Relays! Mar 18, 2014

The Mt. SAC boys and girls mile races will now have more on the line than just bragging rights. Dubbed the Brooks PR Mile, the top two finishers from each race will earn invites to the Brooks PR Invitational this June 21st in Seattle.

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: John Dressel (WA) Jun 17, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Mt. Spokane distance runner John Dressel. Dressel was third in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs at the 2A-4A Washington State meet this year. On the cross country course, he was second at Foot Locker Nationals and finished 12th at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge. Competing in his home state, Dressel will toe the line in the 3200 meters and brings with him a personal best of 8:57.00 (set at the Arcadia Invitational) to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

2014 Brooks PR Invitational - Current Entrants (5/22) May 22, 2014

An updated start list of invited/accepted entries for this year's Brooks PR Invitational, scheduled for Saturday, June 21st at Renton Stadium in Seattle, Washington. These fields are still far from being finalized yet! Flotrack and MileSplit will be on-site with live coverage of this premier post-season event with Brooks bringing the best of the best together in US high school track & field. More information on the Brooks PR Invitational on the meet home page found on Flotrack.

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Sukhi Khosla (FL) Jun 18, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Leon High School distance runner Sukhi Khosla. In the fall Khosla broke the fifteen minute barrier for cross (5k) when he won the FSU Invitational/Pre-State in 14:59.45. He continued that success into the outdoor track and field season winning both the 1600 and 3200 meter at the Florida 3A state championships. Khosla will compete in the mile and brings a US#1 time and personal best of of 4:05.96 for 1600 meters to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Noah Kauppila (MO) Jun 16, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Marquette High School distance runner Noah Kauppila. Kauppila, a Princeton signee, was a 2013 Foot Locker National finalist in cross country. This outdoor season he was third at the MSHSAA Class 3 & 4 State Track & Field Championships in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:11.32. He will compete in the the two mile and brings with him a 3200 meter best of 8:54.45 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Lauren Ellsworth (AZ) Jun 16, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Gilbert High School distance runner Lauren Ellsworth. Ellsworth, a two-time AIA Division 1 state champion in the 800 meters brings with her a top ten national time and PR of 2:07.61 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.  

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Andre Ewers (FL) Jun 20, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Piper High School sprinter Andre Ewers. Ewers, a South Plains College signee, was the Florida 4A runner-up in both the 100 and 200 meter dash. He was also second at the Golden South Classic in the 100 meters, and finished fourth at the Dream 100 last weekend. He will compete in the 100 meter dash and brings a US#10 time and personal best of 10.31 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Ky Westbrook (AZ) Jun 12, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Chandler High School sprinter Ky Westbrook. Westbrook, a University of Southern California signee, is an eleven time Arizona state champion. In 2014, she claimed four golds winning the 110 meter hurdles, 100 and 200 meter dash, as well as the shot put. She is the 2013 Adidas Dream 100 champion and IAAF World Youth Champion She was third in the Dream 100 this past weekend in New York City. Westbrook will compete in the 100 meter dash and brings with her a personal best of 11.33 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Richard Rose (NY) Jun 17, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Boys and Girls quarter-miler Richard Rose. Rose, a class of 2015 standout in the state of New York, won New Balance Indoor Nationals as well as the prestigious Loucks Games. This past weekend he finished fourth at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the 400 and was third in the 200 meter dash. He will compete in the 400 meter dash and brings with him a personal best and US#3 time of of 46.38 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Behind the PR - Alexa Efraimson May 14, 2014

Brooks is bringing together the fastest high school athletes from around the country to compete at the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st at Renton Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Alexa Efraimson is one of those nation's elite coming to Brooks PR as the high school national leader in the mile from indoors and 3200 outdoors. In a "Behind The PR" video feature on Flotrack, the 4:32 miler and 9:55 3200 runner Efraimson shares her excitement and anticipation for returning to the Brooks PR meet with Brooks Beasts professional distance runner Katie Mackey (4:04 1500/15:04 5K) on a training run. 

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Javon Patterson (FL) Jun 18, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR Puzzle is middle distance runner Javon Patterson of Boyd Anderson High School. Patterson is a two-time Florida 4A state runner-up at 800 meters. He will compete in the 800 and brings with him a PR of 1:52.04 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Jasmine Quinn (SC) Jun 11, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Fort Dorchester hurdler Jasmine Quinn. Quinn is an eight time South Carolina state champion with victories in the 100 hurdles, 100, 200, and long jump in both 2013 and 2014. She will compete in the 100m hurdles and brings with her a personal best of 13.55 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Jaalen Jones (AL) Jun 17, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Jaalen Jones of Thompson High School. Jones, a University of Miami signee, won both the 100 and 200 meter dash at the Alabama large school state championships. He was also a member of Team USA at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2013 and brings with him a PR of 10.35 in the 100 meter dash to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Anna Maxwell (CA) Jun 18, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is San Lorenzo Valley distance runner Anna Maxwell. Maxwell, a University of Washington signee will have the chance to showcase her skills on her future track. On the track, she was the 2013 CIF State Track & Field Champion at 1600 meters and the 2014 state runner-up at 800 meters. Maxwell was fourth in the 3200 meters at Arcadia with one of the top times nationally, 10:04.81. She was the 2013  CIF California State Cross Country Champion and finished fifth at Foot Locker Nationals. This will mark her second time at the event. Last year she was third in the one mile run. She will compete in the mile once again this year and brings with her a PR of 4:43.27 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Another Piece to Brooks PR Puzzle: Justin Cromartie (FL) Jun 16, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Chiles High School hurdler Justin Cromartie. Cromartie was the 3A state champion in Florida in the 110 meter hurdles and third in the 300 meter hurdles in 2014. He will compete in the 110 meter hurdles and brings with him a personal best of 13.90 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

Brooks PR Student Reporter Contest Submissions - Keep 'em Coming! May 20, 2014

High school track student-athletes! You still have until Thursday, May 22nd to submit your videos to put yourself in the running to be selected as the potential winner for this year's Brooks PR Student Reporter Contest! Check out some of the most recent video submissions below! Who can produce the best video showing off their reporting skills to win the contest?!

Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Deja Parrish (FL) Jun 17, 2014

Another piece to the Brooks PR Puzzle is American Heritage sprinter Deja Parrish. Parrish, a Clemson signee, is a six-time 2A  Florida state qualifier in the 200 meter dash. She is the 2013 state champion and has finished second twice. This will be her second trip to Seattle as she was second in the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational. She brings with her a PR of 55.06 in the 400 meter dash to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle. 

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