2012 Brooks PR Invitational, 26 February 2012, one week to go!, release, by Larry Eder

_SSS3173.jpgJantzen Oshier, 2011 Cal State Champ, 1,600m, 4:00.83,
courtesy of Brooks Running

Last year, in its first incarnation, the 2011 Brooks PR invitational gave Brooks a well viewed example of how a performance footwear company could put together an event on the very crowded indoor high school track & field schedule. RBR welcomes the support of the sport from Brooks, but Brooks also did a unique event on the American high school calendar. With some fun (Golden Tickets, Ryan from Flocasts dressed up ala Willy Wonka for a hysterical commercial promoting Brooks PR) and some tremendously competitive races, Brooks has put its imprimatur on the big meets of the high school indoor season.

blocks-thumb-400x601-927.jpg Blocks, 2011 Brooks PR Invite, photo courtesy of Brooks PR

RBR will be at the 2012 Brooks PR invitational, with our live blog of the event, so, between Flocasts video of the meet, Brooks twitter live and our coverage, fans will have lots to check out!

Amy Eloise Neale-thumb-500x332-1564.jpg Amy Eloise Neal (#12), numero #1, 1,600m, #3, 3,200m, (2011 Brooks PR Invite),
photo courtesy of Brooks PR

We have included the schedule so far and will update you as we get closer to the meet this week! Don't miss the Brooks PR invitational!


2011 Brooks PR Brooks Girls One Mile run, photo courtesy of Brooks Running

Sunday, Feb 26

3:30 - 7:00 PM  PR Invitational

3:30 PM                Girls 60 Meter Hurdles    Prelims

3:40PM                 Boys 60 Meter Hurdles   Prelims

3:50PM                 Girls 60 Meter Dash         Prelims

4:00PM                 Boys 60 Meter Dash        Prelims

4:15PM                 Girls 2 Mile Run                 Final

4:30PM                 Boys 2 Mile Run                Final

4:45PM                 2 Mile Awards                  

4:50PM                 Girls 400 Meter Dash      Final

4:55PM                 Boys 400 Meter Dash      Final

5:05PM                 400m Dash Awards

5:10PM                 Girls 60 Meter Hurdles    Finals

5:15PM                 Boys 60 Meter Hurdles   Finals

5:25PM                 60 Meter Hurdles Awards

5:30PM                 Girls 800 Meter Run         Final

5:40PM                 Boys 800 Meter Run        Final

6:00PM                 800m Awards

6:05PM                 Girls 60 Meter Dash         Final

6:10PM                 Boys 60 Meter Dash        Final

6:20PM                 60m Dash Awards

6:25PM                 Girls 1 Mile Run                 Final

6:35PM                 Boys 1 Mile Run                Final

6:45PM                 Mile Awards


The fastest sprinters hit Seattle

The boy's 60m race has the top four current indoor national leaders: #1 Local Seattle boy Tatum Taylor, #2 Cameron Burrell from Texas, #3 Leshon Collins from Delaware, and #4 Marcus Harris from Colorado.


Footlocker National Champs

No. 1 and 2 girls finishers from Footlocker will race against each other in the girl's 2 Mile at Brooks PR Invitational: #1 Molly Siedel from Wisconsin, who was also recently named Girl's Gatorade National Cross Country Runner of the Year, and #2 Erin Finn from Michigan.


WA Athletes take National Stage

Leading the list of locals in the Girl's Mile is Maddie Meyers of the Northwest School and multiple time WA state champ.  Maddie will be joined by Snohomish's mile and 2 mile state champ Amy Eloise-Neale.  Amy will race a stacked field in the girl's 2 Mile, which will also feature Katie Knight from North Central High School in Spokane.  Katie was the WIAA State Cross Country Champion last fall.

On the boy's side, the 2 mile will feature the WIAA State Cross Country champion Anthony Armstrong from Kennewick. Armstrong will have plenty of company from his in state rivals Andrew Gardner of Spokane and Izaic Yorks from Tacoma.  Gardner was 6th at the Footlocker Nationals in December and Yorks was 3rd at WIAA State Cross Country Championships.

Moussa_SSS2403-thumb-400x266-954.jpgAmmar Moussa leads 2011 Brooks PR Boys 2 Mile,
photo courtesy of Brooks Running

To read last years' feature on the 2011 Brooks PR Invitational, please click on:
2011 Brooks PR Invitational.

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