PRs: 5,000 - 13:18.50 (2000); 10,000 - 28:15.17 (2000)
Born: May 2, 1975 in Seattle, Wash.
High School: Mount Si (Snohomish, Wash.) '94
Colleges: Eastern Washington; Oregon '97
Coach: Bill Dellinger
Career Highlights: 3rd, 2000 Olympic Trials 5k; 2001 U.S. 10k road champion; 2001 U.S. World Championships Team member; Two-time USA World Cross Country team member
Rogers had a breakout season in 2000, finishing third at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, and then making the U.S. Olympic Team with a PR of 13:29.48 to place 3rd in the 5000...Set a new PR with a 13:18.50 in picking up the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard while taking 8th at Heusden, Belgium on August 8, 2000. Also in 2000, Rogers lowered his 10,000 PR to 28:15.17. Rogers was first noticed on the national scene in 1999 when he placed 7th in the USA 5,000 meters while working full-time as a light-fixtures salesman at Jerry's Home Improvement Center in Eugene. Rogers is currently a full-time athlete. His high school bests were 4:25 in the mile and 9:32 at two miles, and he was the Washington high school 2A, two-mile champion. Offered a scholarship to Eastern Washington University in 1994 - transferred to Oregon in the fall of 1996. Left Oregon in 1997 having never competed at an NCAA track meet.
2001: 7th at USA Winter XC Nationals 12K (35:55)47th at World XC Champs 12K (41:59)5th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (13:35.68)16th in opening round at World Outdoor Champs 5Kwon USA 10k road championship Nov. 3 at the Food World Senior Bowl with a course-record 28:18 ranked #9 in 5K in U.S. by T&FN best of 13:35.68.
2000: 3rd at the Olympic Trials in a PR 13:29.48...got his Olympic 'A' qualifier when he set another PR with a 13:18.50 while taking 8th at Heusden, Belgium on August 8...12th in 1st heat in Olympic 5000m...also has run 28:15.17 for 10,000 and another PR....third at U.S. Cross Country Championships...76th in long course race at World Cross Country Championships...ranked #4 U.S. by T&FN...bests of 13:18.50 and 28:15.17.
1999: 7th at USA Outdoor 5,000...best of 13:43.05.
1998: 20th at USA Cross Country...best of 13:53.82.
1997: Placed 4th at Northwest Regional Cross Country Championships...27th at U.S. Cross Country Champs...bests of 14:20.57(5k), 29:59.0 (10k).
1996: 20th at Pac-10 Cross Country Champs...96th at NCAA XC Champs...best of 14:50.
1995: Best of 15:02.