Brooks Sets School Record in Long Jump at Virginia Tech Challenge
Feb. 15, 2013
By Scott Siegler, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The first day of competition at the Virginia Tech Challenge saw a couple of Demon Deacons post strong performances. The meet includes two days of competition at the Rector Field House in Blacksburg, Virginia and features competition from surrounding schools Virginia Tech, Duke, James Madison, Elon, as well as many others.
Erin Brooks earned a first placed finish for the Deacons in the long jump, setting the new Wake Forest record. The senior took off for 6.10m and shattered her previous career best in the process. She broke the school record of 6.04m set by Cassy Richards in 2004. This is the second time this season that Brooks has taken first place in the event.
In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Montasia Golden placed sixth with a time of 8.84 and locked up her fourth top-ten finish in her last five times competing in the event. The Virginia native won her heat in the preliminary round as she posted her fastest time of the season (8.79).
Wake Forest will compete in the second day of the Virginia Tech Challenge on Saturday with more athletes competing in the JDL Season Finale.