Tara Rohatinsky Athlete Profile

Tara Rohatinsky

Tara Rohatinsky
Position: Distance Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 1997-2000 Hometown: Provo, UT


  • 1999 USTFCA 10,000 meters (Outdoor)
  • 1999 USTFCA 5,000 meters (Indoor)
  • 2000 USTFCA 10,000 meters (Outdoor)
  • 2002 USTFCA 5,000 meters (Indoor)


  • Majoring in social work

Before BYU

  • Member of National Honor Society, graduated with honors and a 3.97 GPA at Provo High
  • Set mile record at the Simplot Indoor Games in Pocatello, Idaho
  • Her 4x800m team, which included another BYU freshman, Sarah Gardner, set meet record at Simplot Games
  • Two-mile winner (10:35) at Golden West Meet at Sacramento, California
  • Won state in two-mile two years in a row
  • Won the two-mile at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, California
  • Led team to state sprint medley championship
  • Team captain for last two years
  • Army scholar-athlete of the year

1997 | Redshirt Year

redshirted the cross country season... Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete..

1998 | Freshman Year

5k at the 1998 USATF Jr. National Championship with a personal best of 16:42.0... was the third American placer in the 1998 Jr. World Cross Country Championships in Morocco...third in the WAC outdoor 5000m in 17:12.53...started the cross country season with a sixth-place finish at the Mountain West Classic...ran a season-best 17:08 5K to finish in 10th at the Stanford Invitational...fifth-place finish at the BYU Autumn Classic and 10th-place at the WAC Championships...wrapped up the season by taking 12th place at the NCAA District meet...

1999 | Sophomore Year

WAC champion and meet record-setter in the indoor 5000m in 17:09.03...finished 10th in the NCAA Indoor Championships in 16:27.71...NCAA automatic qualifier in the outdoor 5000 and 10000m...held team-best time in the 5000m (16:12.12)... team's high point-scorer at the NCAA Championships, finishing second in the 10000m (34:04)...seventh in the 10000m at the World University Games in Malliorca, Spain...became a cross country All-American with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA finals...fifth at the district meet in a season-best 17:07..third at the MWC championships and was named 1st team All-MWC and academic All-MWC.