Blake Brooks
Blake Brooks

RS Sophomore

Peoria, Ill

High School:


2009-10: (Cross Country): Competed in five meets for the Redbirds ... ran a season-best time of 26:04 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... finished 40th at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships in a time of 28:09 ... placed 80th at the Midwest Regional in 33:29.40 in the 10K. (Indoor): Did not compete. (Outdoor): Named to the 2010 Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Scholar-Athlete Team ... placed fourth at the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.75 ... also placed 14 at the Valley Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:10.12 ... recorded a personal-best time of 3:55.39 in the 1,500-meter at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... placed first in the 5,000-meter (15:03.29) and fourth in the 800-meter run (1:56.75) at the Redbird Spring Invitational.

2008-09: (Cross Country): Redshirted. (Indoor): Finished eighth in the mile at the State Farm MVC Championships ... clocked in with a season-best 4:18.67 in the mile to finish 22nd at the Iowa State Classic ... turned in a time of 8:59.08 in the 3,000-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial. (Outdoor): Finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the Valley Championships ... turned in a fourth-place finish and season-best time of 3:54.01 at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... clocked in with a time of 1:58.78 in the 800 at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... was 11th in the 5,000-meter run at the Pacesetter Invitational with a time of 15:32.87.

At Dunlap HS: A three-time state qualifier sophomore, junior and senior year ... placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run with a personal-best and school-record time of 4:14.39 at the 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Championships ...4x800-meter relay squad qualified for state and set a new school record in the event ... holds the cross country school record ... one of three juniors to make the finals of the 2007 IHSA Championships in the 1,600-meter run (12th) ... clocked a personal-best time of 4:15.30 in the prelims, and ran a time of 4:21 in the finals of the 1,600 at the state meet ... recorded a personal-best time of 9:20 in the 3,200-meter run to qualify for the 2007 state meet ... won his regional to qualify as an individual for the 2007 IHSA Cross Country Championships ... holds a personal-best time of 14:55 for three miles in cross country ... named all-conference and team most valuable track athlete sophomore, junior and senior season ... team captain senior year.

Personal: Born 6/29/90 ... son of Todd and Misty Brooks ... has three siblings, Leah, Jenna and Kyle ... major is business administration.