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Brooks sets triple jump mark to win event at Pac-12 championships

Stanford junior Darian Brooks won the men's triple jump title on the last jump of the competition at the Pac-12 Conference Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Washington State, breaking a school record that stood since 1970.

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— David Kiefer/Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Allen Mereditn
a resident of Atherton
on May 19, 2014 at 9:29 am

In 1970 (during the Jim Plunkett era), Allen Meredith won the Pac-8 Triple Jump championship setting a new Stanford Triple Jump record that held for 44 years until Darien Brooks won the Pac-12 Triple Jump championship (for the 2nd time in 44 years) yesterday. A huge congratulations! Darien surpassed his best distance by over 2 feet on his final jump and beat the 2nd place jumper by 17 inches, where Meredith beat the competition by 15 inches over second place.

Darien Brooks has a great future at Stanford over the next couple of years!


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