Brenda "Herricane" Cook
Birthdate: December 11, 1954, Houston, Texas
Education: Furr High School, Houston, Texas; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.
Age group: 55-59
Events: 60M, 100M, 200M and 400M.
Career Highlights:¬†Like most women in master's track,¬† I was not involved in any sports because they just weren't offered.¬† One event that was offered, though, was an annual powerpuff football competition waged between junior and¬†senior girls.¬† That did fuel in¬†me a LOVE for football, so in 1978 when I heard that the newly formed Women's National Football League was working to form a team in Houston, I jumped on it.¬† I played two years with¬†the Houston Herricanes as a running back then "retired"¬†and started my family.
I was unaware that competition was available for USATF masters track until I had been involved in the senior olympics for about 3 years.
Senior Olympics¬† 2005¬†- 100m - Silver; 200m - Gold
2007¬†- 100m - Silver;¬†¬†200m - Silver and 4 x 100 Relay - Gold.
2009 - 100m - Silver; 200m - Silver
Indoor Nationals 2009 - 60m -Bronze; 200m - Silver
Outdoor Nationals 2009 - 100m - Silver; 200m - Silver; 400m - Silver
Latest News: As a native Houstonian, I am eagerly anticipating competing in the National Senior Games to be hosted this summer in Houston, Texas.