Kenneth Rooks
Distance
Ht
5'
10"
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Walla Walla, 
Washington
Last School
College Place High School
Roster Years
2022


Personal

  • Parents are Ron & Judy Rooks
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Mission: Kampala, Uganda & Orem, Utah (2019-21)
  • Enjoys basketball, the outdoors and was a member of his high school's choir
  • an only child 
  • Eagle Scout

Before BYU

  • Two-time WIAA cross country state champion (2015, 2017)
  • 2017 WIAA 1A state champion in the 1600m
  • Broke the WIAA 1A state record in the 800m (1:53.56)
  • Valedictorian of his graduating class
  • H.S. Personal Bests: 1:53.56 (800m), 4:11.40 (mile), 9:20.86 (3200m)

Indoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

4:04.10

Mile

2022 Husky Classic

1:51.76

800m

2022 BYU Indoor II

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Time

Event

Meet

8:22.56 (No. 2 all-time at BYU)

3000S

2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships

1:50.90

800m

2019 BYU Robison Invitational

1500m

3:44.44

2019 Bryan Clay Invitational

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2022

Indoor

  • Combined with Brandon Garnica, Cortez Ruiz and Joey Nokes to win the 2022 MPSF Men's Distance Medley Relay Championship with a time of 9:48.28.
  • Named to MPSF All-Academic Team
  • Competed in six meets, recording personal-bests in the mile and 800m. 

Outdoor

  • First Team All-American with a sixth-place finish in the men's steeplechase at nationals. 
  • Only a year removed from his full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
  • Climbed to No. 2 all-time at BYU in the men's steeplechase with time of 8:22.56 in the NCAA Division I final on June 10. 
  • Finished the season ranked No. 6 in the men's steeplechase at 8:22.56. 
  • Competed in eight meets with three first-place finishes. 
Sophmore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year