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  Jacob Brooks
Jacob Brooks

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Ft. Myers, Fla.

High School:
Ft. Myers

Birthdate:
03/12/1990


10/18/2011

A New No. 1!

FSU women ascend to top spot in national cross country poll for first time

Walk-on in his fourth year with the program whose hard work put him in the competitive mix in the preseason...has spent most of his career as a leading runner on the B-squad, but has developed nicely.

CROSS COUNTRY - 2010: Competed in the first two meets of the season, placing 52nd at the Covered Bridge Invitational with a time of 20:53...two weeks later joined the `Noles at the Boston University dual meet to preview the Franklin Park ACC course and finished 14th in 26:00 over 8k. 2009: Placed 20th with a time of 20:03 at Covered Bridge...finished eighth in the Apalachee Regional Park debut of the FSU Invitational, covering the 8k course in 25:52.03...established an 8k personal best at the ACC Championships, finishing 65th in 25:29.60...earned All-ACC Academic honors. 2008: Redshirt season.

TRACK - 2011: Saw limited action during the outdoor season, competing in the 10,000 at the FSU Relays where he posted a 31:57.60...also set a new PR in the 5,000 at the Kent Taylor Carolina Invite with a time of 15:22.89. 2010: In lone indoor start ran 8:44.83 for 3,000 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial...enjoyed a solid outdoor season with a pair of PRs, including a 10,000 meter best of 30:58.89 at the FSU Relays and a 14:58.45 in the 5,000 at the Georgia Tech Invitational... was 18th in the 10,000 (31:13.01) at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

Prep

Standout at Fort Myers High where he finished in the top 15 as a junior and senior in the 3A State Cross Country Championships, with a best finish of eighth as a junior...won a pair of district titles and was a regional cross country runner-up his senior year...his fastest cross country 5k (16:04.62) came at the FACA All-Star meet...earned 3A All-State honors with a sixth-place finish in the 3,200 (9:41.14).

Personal

Secretary and third-year member of the FSU Student Athlete Advisory Council...majoring in sport management...son of Tim and Kim Brooks...both March 12, 1990.

Personal Bests

Cross Country: 8k - 25:29.60

Track: 3,000 (indoor) - 8:44.83; 5,000 - 14:58.45; 10,000 - 30:58.89.

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