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Brooke Wilson

Brooke Wilson
Brooke  Wilson


Mt. Prospect, Ill.

High School:


Exercise Science


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Carolina Challenge 9/2/17

Shots, provided by Bob Stoner, from the 2017 Carolina Challenge, held at the Sandhill REC course in Columbia, S.C.

Cooper Scholar
Honors College

2017 Cross Country (Freshman)
Ran four times... Finished sixth in her debut, leading all Gamecock freshmen at the Carolina Challenge with a time of 18:43.0... Came in 32nd at the Bulldog SEC Preview with a mark of 23:18.8... Also ran at the Joe Piane Invitational and the SEC Championships.

High School
Competed at Prospect High School ... Finished in the top 25 three-consecutive years in the Illinois High School Association 3A Cross Country State Championship, including two top-five rankings ... Posted her best 3-mile race in the 2015 finals, clocking a 16.33.30 to rank third ... Tallied a 16:49 in the 2016 finals to finish fifth as a senior ... Also has two sub-18 5K marks on her resume with the best time of 17:49.9 coming in the 2015 Nike Cross Midwest Regional ... Posted a 17:56.1 in the 2016 Foot Locker Midwest Regional ... Twice finished in the top five in the IHSA Outdoor State Championships at 3200m, including her top time of 10:43.87 as a junior ... Ranked fifth with that mark, while she took silver in the 2015 state finals with a 10:51.36 time ... Compiled two sub-5:00 1600m runs in her outdoor high school career, both coming in the 2015 IHSA state meet ... Finished sixth in the finals after posting a 4:59.71 in the prelims ... Ranked 11th both as a junior and senior outdoors, posting a 5:00.55 time as a senior ... Indoors at 1600m, she tallied a 4:59.62 in the Nagel-Saylor Invite in 2017 ... Named to the ISHA All-State Academic Team and was a national AP scholar ... Earned the Howard Lester and Michael Keane Awards, the former given to the district's top athlete with the latter going to Prospect's top scholar-athlete ... Also named Prospect High's Female Athlete of the Year.

The daughter of Brad and Kay Wilson ... Brad played tennis at Illinois Wesleyan ... Has one sister, Alexandra ... Chose South Carolina over Cornell and Northwestern due to the Honors College, warm weather and the many opportunities ... Majoring in exercise science.

Cross Country Personal Records
18:43.0 (9/2/17 Carolina Challenge)
23:18.8 (9/9/17 Bulldog SEC Preview)

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