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!
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!
The Brooks PR Invitational is coming!
The Mt. SAC Relays Mile and 3200m are automatic qualifiers for the Brooks PR Invitational
Relive the magic as four athletes punch their tickets to the Brooks PR Invitational!
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.
The Flo Golden South Invitational will be held on Saturday, May 28 in Clermont, Florida
Check out who's on the start list for the Brooks PR Invitational on June 18 in Seattle
Daniel Nixon was the surprise winner of the Flo Golden South 800m to garner an auto invite to the Brooks PR
Isaiah now has a shot at redemption to prove himself against the best athletes in the US at Brooks PR on June 18th.
Entries update as of June 9
The Brooks PR Invitational is less than two weeks away!
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 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.
Aidan Tooker gets in a track workout on Sunday prepping for the Brooks PR 2 Mile this weekend.
Andrew Jordan is set to run in the Brooks PR Invitational 2-Mile on Saturday in Washington. Here is a look at what he has accomplished thus far in his HS career and a realistic look at what you might see from him in the 2-Mile this upcoming weekend.
National indoor mile champion Reed Brown will race Brooks PR this weekend
With the Olympic Trials 1500m standard under her belt, Aragon hopes to defend her Brooks PR 800m title vs. the World Youth champion this weekend
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.
Aidan Tooker hits the track for a workout the day after anchoring the Saratoga Springs 4x800m (1:52) at the NY State Championships.
The top 25 girls in meet history in the 800m, mile and two mile
The top 25 all-time list at Brooks PR in the boys 800m, mile and two mile
Check out which Texas athletes are heading to Seattle to compete in one of the most elite meets in the country!
What to watch in every event at the Brooks PR Invitational
The nation's top three ranked 800m girls will compete in Seattle this weekend
Jace Comick went from being an unknown his junior year to one of the best in the country in 2016.
The top-ranked sprinters and hurdlers in Brooks PR meet history
Meet the nominees for Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year
The top 10 performers in Brooks PR meet history in the girls 100m, 100m hurdles and 400m
Three national-level meets on the docket this weekend for local athletes.
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?
Brooks PR Invitational 2016
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