The Illini will compete at a neutral site for the first time in championship history.
Squad sets goals of breaking records and being at the top this season
Freshman Ashley Spencer highlights first season as an Illini
Pair of Illini compete at national meet for first time in career
Three Orange and Blue advance in the 400m
2013 Track and Field
Indoor: Did not compete.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor:Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the long jump and the 100m hurdles, setting a new personal-best of 20-0 1/4 (6.10m) ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships in the heptathlon, scoring 5,170 points which is fifth best in school history ... Won the long jump title at the John McDonnell Invitational.
Indoor:Scored points at the Big Ten Championships, placing eighth in the long jump with a mark of 19-0 1/2 (5.83m) ... Set a personal-best long jump mark at the Tyson Invitational 19-4 (5.89m) ... Posted a season-best triple jump mark of 39-5 3/4 (12.03m) at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded three first-place finishes, one in the long jump and two in triple jump.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Scored points at the Big Ten Challenge in triple jump taking a seventh-place finish...Won the long jump at Stan Lyons Invitational with 19-6 ¾ (5.96m)...Had two second-place finishes in the triple jump at Sea Ray Relays and Stan Lyons Invitational...Received her personal-best in the triple jump at Sea Ray Relays with a 40-3 ½ (12.28m).
Indoor: Recorded the best jumps for Illinois in the long jump and triple jump ... Placed first in long jump with a 18-5 (5.61m) jump at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Placed first in the triple jump with a jump of 38-9 ¾ (11.83m) at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Recorded her personal-best in the 60m hurdles with a 8.71 at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Recorded her personal-best in the long jump with a 18-9 (5.71m) at the Meyo Invitational.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the long and triple jump at the USA Junior Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the long jump ... Just missed scoring at the Big Ten Championships in the triple jump (ninth) and long jump (10th) ... Won the `B' long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational, leaping a personal-best mark of 19-7 (5.97m) ... Notched a personal best in the triple jump of 40-0 (12.19m) at the Drake Relays ... Also competed in the 100m hurdles at four meets.
Indoor: Scored in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with an eighth-place finish and personal-best mark of 39-8 ½ (12.10m) ... Also took 12th in the long jump and competed in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the long jump at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Competed in the triple jump at six meets and in the long jump at five competitions.
Was runner-up at the 2009 Illinois Class 2A state meet in the long jump and triple jump ... Took third at the 2009 Illinois Class 2A state meet in the 100m hurdles ... Finished second at the National Junior Olympic Championships in the heptathlon ... Owns personal bests of 19-3 in the long jump, 39-4 in the triple jump, 14.61 in the 100m hurdles and 4489 points in the heptathlon.
Daughter of Lachandra Brooks ... Born March 17, 1991 ... Has four siblings, Letrice, Tamarra, Antoinette and Michael ... Hobbies include singing and dancing ... Majoring in community health.
Brooks' Personal Bests
Heptathlon: 5,170 points - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
100m H (hep.): 13.67 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
200m (hep.): 24.86 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
800m (hep.): 2:31.79 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
Javelin (hep.): 98-6 (30.02m) - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)
Shot Put (hep.): 33-5 1/4 (10.19m) - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
Long Jump: 20-0 1/4 (6.10m) - NCAA West Preliminary (5/25/12)
High Jump: 5-4 1/4 (1.64m) - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
Triple Jump: 40-3 1/2 (12.28m) - Sea Ray Relays (4/15/11)
60m Hurdles: 8.71 - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/29/11)
Long Jump: 19-4 (5.89m) - Tyson Invitational (2/10/12)
Triple Jump: 39-8 ½ (12.10m) - Big Ten Championship (2/28/10)
Updated April 2013