Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Kawanna Brooks
Kawanna Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Kenwood Academy

Event:
Multi-Events

Birthdate:
03/17/1991

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

02/20/2013

Illini Travel to Spire for B1G Indoors

The Illini will compete at a neutral site for the first time in championship history.

01/10/2013

2013 Women's Track and Field Season Preview

Squad sets goals of breaking records and being at the top this season

08/07/2012

2012 Women's Track and Field Season in Review

Freshman Ashley Spencer highlights first season as an Illini

05/25/2012

Spencer and Ejesieme Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships

Pair of Illini compete at national meet for first time in career

05/24/2012

Six Illini Qualify to Quarterfinals at NCAA West Prelims

Three Orange and Blue advance in the 400m

AT ILLINOIS

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Placed ninth in the 100m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships after clocking a personal-best time of 13.75 in the prelims ... Also competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second in the 100m hurdles at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Illinois Twilight.

Indoor: Placed seventh in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-best time of 8.43 to score points for the Illini ... Also competed in the 60m and long jump at the conference championships ... Placed first in three events at the Illini Open, winning the 60m, 60m hurdles and long jump ... Won the 60m hurdles at the Illini Classic.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

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.

High School
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.

Personal
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
Outdoor
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)

Indoor
60m: 7.64 - Illini Open (1/11/14)
60m H: 8.43 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)
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 July 2014

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