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Darian Brooks
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Other Position: Sprints/Jumps
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Kennedy Catholic
Major: Psychology
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* Two-time All-America *

* Two-time Pac-12 triple jump champion *

Career Bests (thru 2015):

  • Triple Jump: 52-6 3/4 (16.02m)
  • 60 Meters: 6.85i
  • 100: 10.69
  • Long Jump: 23-1 3/4i (7.05m)

Stanford Record Book:

Outdoors

  • Triple Jump: 1st

Indoors

  • Triple Jump: 1st
  • 60 Meters: 9th

At Stanford:

  • Won the 2014 Pac-12 triple jump title on a school-record final jump while trailing going into the last attempt of the competition.
  • Followed with the 2015 MPSF indoor title with another school-record effort.
  • Repeated as Pac-12 champ in 2015.

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Repeated as Pac-12 triple jump champ.
  • First Stanford male to win back-to-back titles since Gabe Jennings won 1,500-meter crowns from 2000-02.
  • Jumped 52-0 1/2 to outlast second cousin and high school teammate Casey Burns of Washington, who was second in a personal record 51-8.
  • Advanced to NCAA West Prelims, jumping 50-11 for 13th.
  • Big Meet triple jump champion at 52-5 1/2.

Indoors

  • Set a school indoor record of 52-2 3/4 to win the MPSF title in the triple jump.
  • Won competition by more than a foot.
  • Placed 12th at the NCAA Championships (51-5 1/2) to earn All-America second-team honors.
  • Competed in four meets, winning the UW Indoor Preview in his season debut (50-2).
  • Fifth at the Razorback Invitational (50-4 1/2).

2014 Season:
Outdoors

  • Advanced to the NCAA Championships where he placed 21st at 51-0 3/4, earning honorable mention All-America honors.
  • Despite being limited by a heel injury, Brooks set lifetime bests on his final four jumps at the Pac-12 Championships on the way to becoming Stanford’s first conference men’s triple jump champion since 1970.
  • Trailing Arizona State’s Josh Dixon by ¾ of an inch with one jump left, Brooks responded with a 52-6 ¾ to win by 17 inches, breaking Allen Meredith’s 1970 Stanford mark of 52-3.
  • He jumped from No. 8 on Stanford's all-time list to No. 1 in one day.
  • Set a PB of 50-6 3/4 in first outdoor meet, placing third at the Stanford Invitational.
  • Was sixth at the NCAA West Prelims (52-1w) to advance to his first NCAA championship meet.

Indoors

  • Set personal record in the triple jump at the MPSF Championships, jumping 50-4 3/4 to finish fourth.
  • It moved him into a tie for third with Richard Sherman on Stanford's all-time indoor list.
  • In first collegiate competition since 2012, set personal best in the triple jump (49-11 3/4), winning the event at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview.
  • Mark was fifth all-time indoors at Stanford.
  • Also had No. 9 time in the 60 meters, running a collegiate best 6.92 in a prelim heat at the same meet.

2013 Season:
Outdoors

  • Redshirted because of injury, but competed in two meets unattached.
  • Triple-jumped 49-8 1/2 at the Stanford Invitational.

Indoors

  • Did not compete.

2012 Season:
Outdoors

  • A Pac-12 Championships finalist in the triple jump, placing eighth with a wind-aided 50-2 in Eugene, Ore.
  • The mark was the ninth-best all-time at Stanford, regardless of conditions.
  • Has a legal collegiate best of 49-11.
  • Other season bests were 22-6 1/4 in the long jump, 10.84 in the 100, and 22.50 in the 200.
  • Led off Stanford's fastest 4x100 relay of the season, a 40.75 at the Stanford Invitational.

Indoors

  • Ran 6.93 in the 60 to tie for ninth on Stanford's all-time list.
  • Placed ninth in the MPSF Championships in the triple jump (48-7 1/4).
  • Placed 14th at the MPSF's in the long jump, at 22-3.
  • Had season long-jump best of 23-1 3/4 at the Razorback Invitational.

High School:

  • The 2011 Washington state 3A champion in the triple jump (48-6 3/4) and the 100 meters (10.71).
  • Also was the 2011 state runner-up in the long jump.
  • The state runner-up in the triple jump in 2010 and third in the event in 2009.
  • Set the Kennedy record in the triple jump.
  • Helped Kennedy to fifth place at the state meet in 2011.
  • Team MVP from 2009-11 and team captain in 2010 and 2011.
  • Also played football and basketball at Kennedy.

Personal:

  • Major is psychology.
  • Son of Randy and Kim Brooks.
  • Older sister, Devin, was a four-time Washington state high school hurdles champion and competed in basketball and track at Washington State.

 Career statistics:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2015 Outdoors (3) TJ 52-5 1/2 (15.99) 1 (Pac-12) 13 --
    4x100 41.99 -- -- --
  Indoors (4) TJ 52-2 3/4 (15.92) 1 (MPSF) -- 12
2014 Outdoors (5) TJ 52-6 3/4 (16.02) 1 (Pac-12) 6 21
    LJ 16-11 1/4 (5.16) -- -- --
  Indoors (3) TJ 50-4 3/4 (15.36) 4 (MPSF) -- --
    60 6.92 -- -- --
2013 Outdoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
2012 Outdoors (NA) TJ 49-11, 50-2w 8 (Pac-12) -- --
    LJ 22-6 1/4 (6.86) -- -- --
    100 10.84 -- -- --
    200 22.50 -- -- --
    4x100 40.75 -- -- --
  Indoors (NA) TJ 48-7 1/4 (14.81) 9 (MPSF) -- --
    LJ 23-1 3/4 (7.05) 14 (MPSF) -- --
    60 6.93 -- -- --

 

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