Hi! My name is Taliyah Brooks, and I am a professional track and field athlete. I am 23 years old, from a small town called Wichita Falls, Texas, where I attended S.H. Rider High School.
I recently graduated from the University of Arkansas (May 2018) where I competed in the heptathlon, long jump, and short hurdles. In my time there, I completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well as became a 12x NCAA All-American, 3X SEC Conference Champion, and National Champion.
Although I am right out of college, I have competed at four US Championships, including the 2016 Olympic trials, and I was the 2016 Gold Medalist in the Heptathlon at the NACAC Games in San Salvador, El Salvador where I represented team USA. For the next two years, I will be training in hopes of making the 2019 World team, as well as the 2020 Olympic team.
NOW has played a key role in contributing to my training success, and as a #NOWAmbassador, I am excited to train even harder, and push myself to new limits!
12x NCAA All-American
2018 SEC Champion—Pentathlon
2018 NCAA Champion—Pentathlon
2017 SEC Champion—Heptathlon
2017 NCAA Bronze medalist—Heptathlon
2017 NCAA Runner up—Pentathlon
2016 NCAA Bronze Medalist—Long Jump
2016 NCAA Runner up—Pentathlon
2016 NACAC Gold Medalist—Heptathlon