SEATTLE--Brooks Running announced that Hannah Fields (left/photo by Mike Scott) has joined the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts.
Fields is a recent graduate of Oklahoma Baptist where she won outdoor NAIA titles this season at 800 and 1500 meters, and indoor crowns in the mile and 3000, and helped her school win national titles in the distance medley relay and the 4 x 800 meters.
Fields made her Brooks Beasts debut in the finals of the women’s 1500 at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, where she was 12th in 4:19.80.
In other news, Derek Eager of UCLA via Tahoma HS, and Boise State’s Marisa Howard via Pasco HS will represent Team USA at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
The team is comprised of 45 student-athletes and four coaches from around the country. The coaching staff has a distinctive Washington flavor, led by former Seattle Pacific coach Jack Hoyt, now the associate head coach at UCLA; Forest Braden, who formerly coached at Gonzaga before going to UCLA; and former Husky standout Justin St. Clair, now coaching at North Dakota State.
The track and field portion of the WUG will be contested July 8-12 and will be covered by the ESPN family of networks.