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Goodwin, Brooks Nab Big 12 Track & Field Weekly Awards
May 02, 2012
Marquise Goodwin (Texas) and Tia Brooks (Oklahoma) have been tabbed Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week for competition April 25-May 1. Goodwin is the second Longhorn to garner an outdoor honor this season after Isaac Murphy earned the distinction April 4. Following Brittany Borman on April 11, Brooks is the second Sooner to receive the weekly accolade in 2012. It is the first outdoor career honor for both student-athletes.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Marquise Goodwin, Texas, Jr., Garland, Texas
Goodwin captured his second-straight Penn Relays long jump title Friday. The junior's leap of 25-9.5 feet earned him his third long jump crown on the season in as many meets. His mark ranks third in the Big 12 and is the fifth-best jump in the NCAA. The Texan also ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay, which placed fourth in a time of 40.69.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Tia Brooks, Oklahoma, Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Brooks continues to find her name in the record books as she extended her OU program record throw in the shot put to 60-7.25 feet at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Defending her 2011 title at the meet, the junior set a new Drake Relays record. Brooks' throw meets the Olympic A Standard and is the second-best toss by an American this year, as well as the ninth-best in the world. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-native now owns the 10th-best throw ever by a collegian and ranks sixth on the NCAA all-time list.

2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Date Male Female
March 21 Sam Humphreys, Texas A&M, Jr. Donique' Flemings, Texas A&M, Jr.
March 28 Michael Preble, Texas A&M, Sr. Tiffani McReynolds, Baylor, So.
April 4 Isaac Murphy, Texas, Jr. Allison Peter, Texas, So.
April 11 Bill Kogel, Oklahoma, Jr. Meaghan Nelson, Iowa State, Jr.
    Brittany Borman, Oklahoma, Sr.
April 17 Luke Bryant, Oklahoma, Sr.
Skylar White, Baylor, Jr.
  Deon Lendore, Texas A&M, Fr.
April 25 Mason Finley, Kansas, Jr. Diamond Dixon, Kansas, So.
May 2 Marquise Goodwin, Texas, Jr. Tia Brooks, Oklahoma, Jr.

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