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Track: Woodland Hills standout places in two events at PIAA meet

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Isaiah Brooks placed in two events at the PIAA Class AAA championships last weekend.

The Woodland Hills senior began the meet by taking fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 46 feet, 0.5 inches. The mark ranked as his best this season despite his Class AAA WPIAL title. He also holds WPIAL titles in the 200-meter dash and triple jump.

Brooks went on to take silver in the long jump during Saturday's events at Shippensburg University. He leaped a mark of 24 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

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Track: Woodland Hills guy is a triple threat

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles Woodland Hills track standout Isaiah Brooks.

"It's been a week of cel­e­bra­tion for Wood­land Hills se­nior Isa­iah Brooks.

On Wed­nes­day at the Wol­v­er­ines' an­nual awards ban­quet, Brooks, a three-sport per­former and track team cap­tain, was named Wood­land Hills' out­stand­ing ath­lete of the year.

To­day, in Ship­pens­burg, he'll com­pete in the PIAA track and field cham­pi­on­ships for the fourth time in his ca­reer af­ter win­ning WPIAL Class AAA cham­pi­on­ships last week at Bald­win in the 200-me­ter dash, long jump and tri­ple jump. He'll also com­pete in the 400-me­ter re­lay along with team­mates Amir Cobbs, Arthur Tomp­kins and Miles Sanders. Wood­land Hills qual­i­fied for the state cham­pi­on­ship meet by plac­ing fourth in that event.

"He was dom­i­nant all year on those three [in­di­vid­ual] events," Wood­land Hills track coach Paul Beard said. "So it wasn't a sur­prise to the coach­ing staff and my­self [that he won WPIAL ti­tles in all three]. We were just hop­ing he could do it at the one meet.""

 

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Track: Woodland Hills' Brooks leaps to two golds at Butler Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Isaiah Brooks claimed two titles at the Butler Invitational on Saturday.

The Woodland Hills senior leaped a distance of 22 feet, 4 inches to take first in the long jump over Franklin Regional's Brett White. Brooks also won the triple jump with his best mark of the season, 45-11.

Teammate Miles Sanders won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.03.

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Track: Woodland Hills' Brooks to compete in Penn Relays

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Woodland Hills senior Isaiah Brooks will add one more feather to his hat this year.

Brooks was selected 11th to compete in the long jump at the prestigious Penn Relays April 23-25.

The senior earned silver in the long jump at both the Class AAA WPIAL and PIAA Championship meets.

Brooks also holds many accolades in other events. He holds the WPIAL title in the triple jump and second in the 200-meter dash.

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Track: Woodland Hills senior jumps to top in WPIAL

Written by Justin Criado on .

Justin Criado profiles Woodland Hills track standout Isaiah Brooks.

"Woodland Hills senior Isaiah Brooks is the reigning WPIAL Class AAA triple jump champion, but his hop to the top last year may not have happened if coach Paul Beard didn't get him on the long jump runway his freshman year, much to the chagrin of his then-runner-only pupil.

"He didn't want to do long jump. He said he was a runner, just the 400, 200 and 100 meter, and 4x100 and 4x400 relays," Beard recalled. "Those were the only events he wanted to do and I told him I wanted him to try the long jump.

"He was actually going to scratch himself out of it and I tried to kick him off the team if he did, but he went, jumped and took first place. Ever since that it just took off. His jumping, he just never stopped."

After that inaugural win in Latrobe, Brooks worked with throwing coach Rick Yeager, who studied up on jumping just to mentor Brooks. Not to mention, last year was Brooks' first year competing in the triple jump when he won the championship with a jump of 45 feet, 7¾ inches, while finishing as the WPIAL and PIAA runner-up in the long jump. He also finished as the WPIAL runner-up in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.34 seconds."