Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brooks announces June 17th as date for Brooks PR HS meet; NCAA announces venues for XC champs...

SEATTLE—Brooks Running announced Tuesday that the annual Brooks PR meet for the nation’s top high school athletes will be contested Saturday June 17th at Shoreline Stadium just north of the Seattle city limits.

The meet returns to Shoreline Stadium, where two years ago, Candace Hill (left/photo by Paul Merca) became the first high schooler to break 11 seconds in the women’s 100 meter dash, where she ran 10.98.

Hill used the momentum gained from winning the 100 at the Brooks PR meet to win an IAAF world youth title in Colombia that year, then turned professional shortly thereafter, signing with Asics.

The night before the meet, Brooks will honor Gwen Robertson of Issaquah HS and Mark Anderson of Cary Grove HS in Illinois as its Inspiring Coaches of the Year at a private dinner.


NCAA ANNOUNCES VENUES FOR 2018-2021 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The NCAA announced the venues for the 2018-2021 Division I cross country championships Tuesday.

Washington State will host the 2019 West Regional championships in Cclfax on November 19th at the Colfax Golf Club, the same venue that hosted the Pac-12 Championships in 2015.  In 2020, the University of Washington will host the meet at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.

The 2018 NCAA championships will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, with the meet returning to Terre Haute, Indiana the following year.

2020 sees the championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the 2021 championships will go to Tallahassee, Florida.

The University of Washington had expressed interest in hosting the NCAA championships in one of the four years, but were instead rewarded with the 2020 regional meet at Chambers Bay.  The Huskies ran their season opening meet against Seattle University last September at Chambers Bay as a test.


The NCAA video announcing the sites is available below.

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