Brooks 2013 PR Invitational Rewrites History, Smashes National Records
Leading Running Company Brings Together the Nation's Fastest High School Athletes at One-of-a-kind, Invite-only Indoor Track Meet
Bothell, Wash. – March 1, 2013
Sunday, under spotlights at the Dempsey Indoor Track at the University of Washington, the nation's fastest high school athletes participated in the Brooks PR Invitational. This exclusive event once again produced leading results with nine-out-of-twelve events earning U.S. high school No. 1 times for the season, and six of the events set new PR Invitational records.
- New bests from Sunday's meet include:
- Erin Finn nearly broke the 10 minute barrier in the two mile race, finishing in first place with a time of 10:08.24, establishing a meet record and taking the U.S. high school No. 2 place for 2013.
- Cameron Burrell won the boys' 60M with a speedy time of 6.61, creating a new PR Invitational meet record and claiming the No. 1 U.S. high school spot for 2013 and the No. 2 all-time high school record.
- Hannah Meier, who won the mile race last year and still holds the PR Invitational meet record in that event, won the girls' 800M and the U.S. high school No. 1 for 2013 with a time of 2:07.45.
- Tyler Smith again won first place in the boys' 800M, setting a new meet record at 1:50.89 and beating his own PR from 2012.
- The first three places all broke the existing meet record in the boys' 2 mile event with Bernie Montoya taking the win with a time of 8:54.63.
- Trevor Gilley, who placed last in the boys' mile in 2012, won the event and broke the 2013 U.S. high school record with a time of 4:08.24.
- Sasha Wallace won the girls' 60m Hurdles, claiming the U.S. No. 1 spot for 2013 and the No. 2 all-time spot with a time of 8.18. Second place and the previous meet record holder Dior Hall was close behind, coming in at 8.21.
- Six new PR Invitational meet records were set:
B 60m Cameron Burrell - 6.61
B 800m Tyler Smith - 1:50.89
B 2-Mile Bernie Montoya - 8:54.63
G 60mH Sasha Wallace - 8.18
G 800m Hannah Meier - 2:07.45
G 2-Mile Erin Finn - 10:08.24
"Each year I am blown away by the amazing group of athletes we got out for Brooks PR Invitational," said Jesse Williams, Brooks' sports marketing manager. "The crowd saw a great show of speed and the future of track in the U.S. Hopefully this meet set the stage for a very fast outdoor season."
Featuring more than 130 athletes from 32 states and Canada, the Brooks PR Invitational produced quick performances in all six events. Breaking the tape were:
- Kali Davis-White (Landerdal Lakes, FL) 7.31-- Leading U.S. High School record
- Cameron Burrell (Missouri City, TX) 6.61-- Brooks PR Invitational record; Leading U.S. High School record
- 60 M Hurdles
- Sasha Wallace (Castro Valley, CA) 8.18 -- Brooks PR Invitational record; Leading U.S. High School record
- Aaron Malett (St. Louis, MO) 7.80 -- Leading U.S. High School record
- Precious Holmes (New Haven, CT) 54.37-- Leading U.S. High School record
- Alex Rohani (Beverly Hills, CA) 47.89
- Hannah Meier (Gross Pointe Farms, MI) 2:07.45 -- Brooks PR Invitational record; Leading U.S. High School record
- Tyler Smith (Wetaskiwin, Alberta) 1:50.88 -- Brooks PR Invitational record; Leading U.S. High School record
- Amy-Eloise Neale (Snohomish, WA) 4:45.89 -- Leading U.S. High School record
- Trevor Gilley (Southlake, TX) 4:08.24 -- Leading U.S. High School record
- 2 Mile
- Erin Finn (West Bloomfield, MI) 10:08.24 – Brooks PR Invitational record
- Bernie Montoya (Yuma, AZ) 8:54.63 -- Brooks PR Invitational record
The Brooks PR Invitational is a cornerstone in Brooks' growing support of competitive running at all levels. Brooks' other investments in future stars of the sport include sponsoring 50 of the top high school track programs in the U.S. and paying tribute to exceptional coaches at the high school level through the Brooks Inspiring Coaches program.
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