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Lance Brooks

Lance Brooks

Event: Discus Throw
Height: 6-6
Weight: 252
PR: 65.15m/213-9 (2012)
Born: 01/01/1984
Current Residence: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: New Berlin, Ill.
High School: New Berlin (Ill.) H.S.
College: Millikin University ‘06
Coach: Steve DeAutremont
Agent: John Nubani
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
2012 Olympic Trials champion (65.15m/213-9)
3rd at 2011 USA Outdoors (63.45m/208-2)
 
Awards and Honors
Millikin record holder in the discus (57.83m/189-9)
NCAA Division III All-American
 
About Lance
Brooks has been ranked No. 1 by Track & Field News amongst American men in ths discus the past two seasons. In 2012, Brooks raised his arms in celebration following his final throw at the Olympic Trials. Having the competition wrapped up, Brooks still needed to reach the Olympic "A" standard to secure his Olympic dream and delivered in dramatic fashion with a big personal best of 65.15m/213-9. It was one of the more memorable moments at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Also a basketball player at the college level, Brooks attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2012. He became an Eagle Scout and spent his high school spring seasons juggling both track and field and baseball. Following his time at Milikin, Brooks traveled to Boulder, Colo., to train and coach throws at the high school level. 
Results
2012: 12th in Group "B" at Olympic Games (61.17m/200-8); Olympic Trials champion (65.15m/213-9); 10th at adidas Grand Prix (60.00m/196-10);1st Wailuku Challenge (64.61m/211-11)
2011: 13th in qualifying at World Outdoors (61.07m/200-4);3rd at USA Outdoors (63.45m/208-2); 3rd at Maui Altius (63.56m/208-06)
2010: 10th at USA Outdoors (56.87m/186-07); 2nd at Chula Vista OTC Classic (63.54m/208-05)
2009: 4th at USA Outdoors (59.97m/196-09)
2008: 14th in qualifying at US Olympic Trials (59.39m/194-10); 1st at California Invitational Relays (62.14m/203-10)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
64.02/210-0 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 36 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests – 65.15m/213-9 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 36 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 64.38m/211-2 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 38 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 64.79m/212-6 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 24 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 59.97m/196-09 (No. 18 in the USA, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 62.14m/203-10 (No. 15 in the USA)
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