The Crooks children from Fife Lake have gained a reputation for being athletic. Many of the 12 children have excelled at basketball and track and field.
22 year old Lincoln Crooks has made it to the top of the podium in Canadian University Sport (CIS), by winning the gold medal in High Jump at the 2012 CIS Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg on March 9.
Lincoln picked up a gold medal at the CIS Canada-West competition in Saskatoon on February 24-25 to gain him a spot at the CIS Canadian Championships in Winnipeg.
At the Canadian Championships, Lincoln was successful at jumps at 1.88, 1.93, 1.98, 2.01 and 2.04, with his first miss at 2.07.
He picked up the Gold with the successful jump at 2.04.
According to Doreen Crooks, Lincoln’s mom, Lincoln “always did well” at Track and Field.
During high school, Lincoln advanced to the Provincial final twice in Track and Field.
Since entering the University of Saskatoon, Lincoln has been on the track team for four of five years, with one more year of eligibility left.
According to Doreen, Lincoln used to compete in running events but has concentrated only on high jump lately as the training is much different for jumping and running events.
She reported that Lincoln is considering adding Long Jump to his events for next season.
Lincoln, the seventh of twelve children, Slade, Cole, Jennifer, Sarah, Mary, Joshua, Eli, Miles, Basil, Vera and Bridget, attended high school in Rockglen and graduated Grade 12 from Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon in 2007. He obtained his Commerce degree at the U of S and is currently in his second year of Law.
2011-12: Competed at various events in high jump.
2010-11: Gold medal at the Prairie Dual. Gold medal at the Golden Bear Open. Bronze medal at Canada West Championship.
2009-10: Bronze medal at Kinsmen Indoor Games. Gold medal at Sled Dog Open.
2008-09: Did not compete due to injury
2007-08: Silver medal Can West Championship.
Lincoln’s older sister Sarah played basketball for the Huskies, was on Canada’s national team for 3 years and played professionally in the Spanish League. Twice, Sarah was named CIS Women’s Basketball Player of the Year (Fifth player in history to win this award twice).