Brooklynn Ventura
Brooklynn Ventura
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waterloo, NY
High School: Waterloo
Position: Hurdles/Sprints

2011-12: Broke the UB record in the 100m hurdles with a 13.60 clocking at the Cortland Classic Invitational. Earned All-MAC Second Team honors as part of the record-setting 4x400m relay (3:40.85) at the MAC Indoor Championships. Also finished third in the 60m hurdles in 8.56 at the MAC Indoor Championships after posting a school record 8.52 in the preliminary rounds. Finished fourth in the 100m hurdles (13.80) at the MAC Outdoor Championships and 37th (13.70) at the NCAA East Regionals. Selected for the Coaches Award for the indoor season.

2010-11: Placed sixth in the 100m hurdles (14.13) at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Finished ninth in the 60m hurdles (season-best 8.79) at the MAC Indoor Championships. Set top outdoor 100m hurdles mark of 14.02 at the Cornell Upstate Challenge. Part of record-setting 4x100m relay (46.53) at Penn State Jim Thorpe Open.

2009-10: Finished fifth in the 100m hurdles (season-best 14.06) at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Also placd eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:08.30) and was part of both of UB’s relay squads at the MAC outdoor meet. Helped the Bulls to a school record in the outdoor 4x400m relay (3:43.03) at the Penn Relays. Placed ninth in the 60m hurdles in a season-best 8.86 at the MAC Indoor Championships.  

High School: Won six letters for coach Ed Courtney at Waterloo High School. The 2008 state outdoor champion in the 100m hurdles and 2007 and 2008 state outdoor champion in the 400m hurdles. Finished third in the 100m hurdles and eighth in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 state outdoor championships. Placed fourth in the 55m hurdles at the 2009 state indoor championships. Five-time All-Greater Rochester selection. Set six school records for the Indians. Also a member of the cheerleading team.

Personal: Born March 20, 1991. Daughter of Chip and Michelle Andrews. Has one brother (Jacob Andrews) and one sister (Siarra Ventura). Favorite musicians are The Fray. Lists running at the Penn Relays as her greatest athletic experience. Majoring in psychology.