Brooks PR Invitational 2016

Renton, WA


Chauncy Smart, Brandon Cachon Ready To Sweep Sprint Races At Brooks PR In Seattle Todd Grasley 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!

Libby & Rachel's PR & Kate's Dream Nolan Jez 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' Todd Grasley 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.

Brooks PR Spotlight: Freshman Jan'Taijah Ford Eyes Low 53, 52s 400 Todd Grasley 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.

Brandon Cachon Can't Wait For Brooks PR Experience, Race Nation's Best Todd Grasley 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 Brooks PR Entries Alan Versaw 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.

Auburndale's Chauncy Smart At His Best As Brooks PR Beckons Todd Grasley 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.