Men's Swimming

 

  Justin Brooks
Justin Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dedham, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers

Height:
6-0

Event:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
02/04/1988



General: Holds top spot in the UMass record books for the 1650 free after finishing in 15:41.72 at the 2008 A-10's ... Ranks second all-time in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:31.95 ... Ranks sixth all-time at UMass in the 500 free (4:34.69) ... Became the first swimmer in UMass history to win the 1,650 free at the A-10 Championships and the first since Craig Fuller at the 1985 New England Championships to win the event at a conference championship meet.

2009-10 (Senior): Grabbed the silver medal in the 1650 free (15:52.45) at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Took fourth in the 1000 free (10:01.64) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15-1/16) ... Swam a time of 4:55.92 in the 500 freestyle to finish 23rd at the Terrier Invitational while also taking 12th in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:46.01 (11/22) ... Finished third in the 1000 free (10:04.20) against Binghamton (11/7).

2008-09 (Junior): Finished first in the 1650 free (15:46.38) for the third year in a row while also finishing ninth in the 500 free (4:36.33) at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Placed fourth in the 200 fly (2:05.76) and fifth in the 500 free (4:57.25) at Fordham (1/31) ... Finished fifth in the 1650 free (17:15.15) at home against Colgate (1/25) ... Placed third in the 1000 free (9:45.12) against Boston College (1/24) ... Notched a sixth-place finish in the 1000 free (10:09.39) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Finished second in the 1650 free (16:14.05) and sixth in the 500 free (4:43.96) at the Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Placed third in the 1000 free (10:12.72) at Binghamton (11/8) ... Contributed to the fifth-place 200 medley relay team as well as a fifth and sixth-place finish in the 200 fly (2:11.32) and 400 IM (4:34.77) respectively against Stony Brook (11/1) ... Notched a fifth-place finish in the 1000 free (10:16.01) and a sixth-place finish in the 500 free (5:05.63) against Army (10/25) ... Finished fourth in the 1000 free (10:15.20) and fifth in the 500 free (4:59.05) against BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Sophomore): Placed first in the 1650 free (15:41.72), fourth in the 500 free (4:34.69) and fourth in the 500 free (4:34.69) at the A-10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Took second in the 1000 free (10:03.70) and sixth in the 400 IM (4:25.28) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/11-12) ... Placed sixth in the 500 free (4:40.87) and 10th in the 400 IM (4:12.52) at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

2006-07 (Freshman): First-Team All-Atlantic 10 member ... Honored with the team's Rookie Of The Year and Iron Man awards ... Won the 1,650 free (15:52.17) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21-24) becoming the first UMass swimmer to win the event at the A-10 meet which also set a UMass school record ... At the A-10 Championships, also placed 10th in the 500 free (4:37.20) ... Had the top 1,000 free (9:34.61) on the team and four first-place finishes.

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School where he was team and conference MVP as a senior while going undefeated in the catholic conference ... State champion in the 200IM as a junior ... Placed second at the state championships in the 200 IM as a senior.

Personal: Justin Michael Brooks ... Born February 4, 1988 in Newton, Mass. ... Son of Wesley and Louise ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Intends to major in Biology.

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