Brooks third in hurdles at Texas A&M Open


Daniel Brooks got his track season off to an early start by competing against all-classes at the indoor Aggie track meet. Daniel Brooks got his track season off to an early start by competing against all-classes at the indoor Aggie track meet. COLLEGE STATION— Getting a large jump on the track season, which doesn’t officially begin until the first of March, Daniel Brooks took advantage of a college meet to get off to a blazing start.

The Rockdale junior was third in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the Texas A& M Open at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, running against all classifications.

DeSoto’s Kenneth Minka won the race in a time of 8.01 seconds, and Lancaster’s Dev in Field edged out Brooks for the silver medal in 8.21. Brooks ran 8.23.

Brooks also qualified for the 60-meter dash final where he ran 7.14 for 12th place, a strong performance in his second year r unning at t he A& M- hosted meet.

In that race, Galena Park North Shore’s Jaylon Hicks (6.89) edged Wings club teammate Jermaine Arthurlee (6.90) in the top times in the nation so far this year.

As a sophomore last season, Brooks earned a trip to the state track meet in the 110-meter hurdles and after running second most of the race, stumbled and fell at the finish line and had to settle for a sixth place finish.

“I feel like I can have a great track season, just like I did in football,” Brooks told the Bryan- College Station Eagle. “That was nerve-wracking. It really was. I should have placed but I fell at the finish, and that’s not going to happen this year. This meet gets me ready, a step toward the bigger meets.”

Brooks is coming off a season in which he set school records for single game and single season rushing.


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