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Brooks Set New Career-Best; Breaks SKN Heptathlon National Record

Photo Caption: Kieshonna Brooks, Sophomore at the University of Mississippi, (sourced photo)

By: T. Chapman

Former Washington Archibald High School (WAHS) athlete, Kieshonna Brooks dominated at this weekend’s Joe Walker Invite, (Oxford Mississippi). Winning multiple events, the young athlete set a new career best, broke the SKN Heptathlon national record and climbed the NCAA and University of Mississippi ranks.

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Participating in the 100m hurdles, the 200m, high jump, long jump, javelin, 800m and shotput, the University of Mississippi Sophomore allowed her performance to speak for itself. Brooks ended up with 5,057 points. This marks the first time that she has eclipsed the 5,000 points mark.

Brooks dominated the 100-meter hurdles as she clocked 13.79 seconds. In addition, she also won the 200-meter dash at a near-PR of 25.13.

She was the runner-up in the shot put at a PR toss of 11.14m and took fifth in the high jump at 1.50m. Kieshonna also won the long jump at 5.61m, placed second in the javelin 34.27m and third in the 800 (2:32.75, PR).

Brooks now ranks 31st in the NCAA and seventh all-time at the University of Mississippi.

Source: Ole Miss Sports

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