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Tara Rohatinsky Northcutt Athlete Profile

Tara Rohatinsky Northcutt

Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 1997-2001 Hometown: Provo, UT


  • 1999 WICCA
  • 2000 WICCA
  • 2001 WICCA


  • Born in Provo
  • Parents are Ray and Sylvia Rohatinsky

Before BYU

  • Set the mile record at the Simplot Indoor Games in Pocatello, Idaho
  • Her 4x800m team, which included fellow BYU harrier Sarah Gardiner, set the meet record at Simplot Games
  • Two-mile winner (10:35) at the Golden West Meet in Sacramento, Calif
  • Captured the Utah state title in two-mile two years in a row
  • Won the two mile at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif
  • Led sprint medley team to state title
  • Team captain for her last two years
  • Army Scholar-Athlete of the Year

1997 | Redshirt Year

  • Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete

1998 | Freshman Year

  • Third American finisher in the 1998 Jr. World Cross Country Championships in Morocco
  • Started the season with a sixth-place finish at the Mountain West Classic
  • Ran a season-best 17:08 to finish 10th at the Stanford Invitational
  • Raced to a fifth-place finish at the BYU Autumn Classic and a 10th- place finish at the WAC Championships
  • Wrapped up the season by taking 12th place at the NCAA District meet

1999 | Sophomore Year

  • Selected to the All-MWC first team after a third-place finish at the MWC Championships
  • Finished fifth at the Mountain Regional meet in a season-best 17:07
  • Earned All-America honors with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA finals

2000 | Junior Year

  • Ran first race of the season at the Pre-National Invitational, covering the 6K course in 22:46
  • Selected to the All-MWC first team after a third-place finish at the MWC Championships with a season-best 21:12 on the 6K course
  • Named to Academic All-MWC team
  • Finished 13th at the Mountain Regional in 21:41
  • Earned All-America honors with an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Championships