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Larry Brooks earns All-America accolades in 800 meters

By Kyle Stephens
UTSA Sports Information Director

(June 20, 2007)--UTSA senior Larry Brooks completed his successful senior campaign by earning his second All-America certificate of the 2007 season with an eighth-place finish in the 800 meters on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships held June 9 at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

Brooks covered two laps on Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium track in a time of 1:53.77 in the final won by Michigan's Andrew Ellerton (1:47.48). The Stafford native, who was an All-American in the indoor 800m in March, qualified for the final after posting times of 1:49.39 and 1:49.17 in the first and semifinal rounds, respectively.

The school record-holder at 1:48.44 completed a rare double for the Roadrunners, becoming just the second male athlete to earn All-America accolades at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the same season.

Former standout Justin Youngblood also performed the feat in 2004 in the heptathlon and decathlon. Brooks is one of four All-Americans in UTSA men's track and field history along with Youngblood, senior Brandon Buteaux and Leonard Byrd.

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