PR: 8:27.34 (2007)
Born: Jan. 10, 1978
Current Residence: Eugene, Ore.
College: Indiana University ‘01
Coach: Frank Gagliano
Agent: Matt Lonergan
Club: Oregon Track Club
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2007 USA Outdoor Championships
Brooks has seen a remarkable improvement over the past five seasons that has landed him among the top steeplechasers in the country…His third-place finish at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships caught the attention of many, as he passed American record-holder Daniel Lincoln and finished behind winner Josh McAdams, the 2006 NCAA champion for BYU.…However, he wasn’t a total stranger to the scene as he placed fifth in the event at the 2006 Outdoor Championships…He also recorded a 6th place finish at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in 2007. Never a champion as a collegian, Brooks finished eighth in the Big Ten steeple in 2001. He worked two years for an accounting firm in Chicago, resumed training and qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials.
USA Outdoor Championships (8:27.34PR)…12th in heats at World Outdoors
(8:56.20)…6th at Prefontaine Classic (8:28.89)…10th at
Madrid (8:32.71)…17th at Heusden-Zolder (8:30.65)…1st in
1,500m at Occidental Invitational (3:42.10)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of
2006: 5th at US Outdoor Championships (8:28.24)…best of 8:28.24.
2005: Fifth at Burnaby (8:43.08)…best of 8:43.08.
2004: 1st at Stanford (8:36.30)…22nd in qualifying at Olympic Trials (8:49.40)…best of 8:36.30.