EIU Signee Featured in SI'sMonday, June 30 2008
Faces in the Crowd at SI.com
As a senior at Springfield Southeast High School, Brooks swept the Class AA 100 and 200 meter dashes at the IHSA State Finals, which are annually held on EIU's campus at O'Brien Stadium. With his victory in the 100 meters, he became the first Illinois sprinter to win three Class AA titles. He was also the lone double winner at this year's meet.
The June 30 edition of Sports Illustrated features Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett on the cover posing with the Boston Celtics' 2008 NBA championship trophy. Faces in the Crowd can be found on page 25.
SI's complete recap on Brooks: Demarcus, a senior at Southeast High, is the first Illinois sprinter to win three Class AA titles in the 100 meters, and he was the only double winner at this year's meet. After battling injuries all season, he ran the 100 in 10.68 seconds