Born March 1982 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Ray and Sylvia Rohatinsky ... father and sister Tara are former BYU athletes ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay, Montevideo ... married Jena Mortenson in December 2005 ...
Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track ... graduated with honors and as a member of the National Honor Society ... was region champion and Athlete of the Year all four years ... honored as Utah State Athlete of the Year all four years ... won seven individual state titles ... competed in the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships three years in HS, taking 27th, fifth and fourth respectively ... won the Footlocker Cross Country Western Regional meet two years in a row.
BEST MARKS: 10000m - 28:54.70, 5000m - 13:47.57, 3000m - 7:51.28, 1500m - 3:48, 800m - 1:56
2017 BYU Hall of Fame
During his four-year career as a Cougar, Josh Rohatinsky established himself as one of the great distance runners in BYU history.
Rohatinsky started his career with a quick pace in the fall of 2000 as he was named first-team All-Mountain West Conference and the MWC Freshman of the Year in cross country. His efforts helped the Cougars claim the MWC title and finish 23rd at the NCAA Championships.
Following his successful freshman season, Rohatinsky served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay. Rohatinsky redshirted in 2003 and returned to form in 2004 as he earned first-team All-MWC honors and claimed his first of three-straight USTFCCCA All-America honors with a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Championships.
During his junior and senior seasons, Rohatinsky took his pace to another level as he won back-to-back individual titles and MWC Runner of the Year honors at the MWC Championships in 2005 and 2006. At the NCAA Championships in 2005, Rohatinsky finished sixth overall to lead the Cougars to a fifth-place team finish, the second top-5 finish in program history.
Rohatinsky’s BYU cross country career ended on the highest note possible as he won the individual title at 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships. He joined his coach Ed Eyestone as the only individual national champions in BYU cross country history.
In addition to his success in cross country, Rohatinsky was also a decorated track athlete. At the conference level, he was a three-time conference champion (10,000 meters at the 2005 MWC Outdoor Championships and 5,000 meters at the 2007 MWC Indoor and Outdoor Championships).
Nationally, Rohatinsky was also a three-time USTFCCCA All-American. In 2005, he earned All-America honors in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships and the 10,000 meters at the Outdoor Championships. Two years later, Rohatinsky repeated as an All-American in the 10,000 meters.
Following his BYU career, Rohatinsky ran professionally for Nike from 2007-10. At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, he placed ninth in the marathon and fifth in the 10,000 meters. In 2009, Rohatinsky represented Team USA at the 2009 World Cross Country Championships.
Rohatinsky graduated from BYU in 2007 with a degree in exercise science and in 2012 he completed his MPA at BYU. He and his wife, Jena, have four children.
Took third at the MWC Indoor Championships in the 5000m ... in the 10,000m he placed fifth on the BYU all-time list with a time of 29:07 ... won the Cal Poly meet in the 5000m with a time of 14:12 ... ran the Weber State Invite in the 1500m with a time of 3:48.
Placed ninth in the 3000m at the Washington Invitational with a time of 8:04.92 ... finished fourth in the 3000m (8:38.87) and sixth in the 5000m (15:12.61) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Conference.
Finished second in the 3000m at the Washington Invitational with a MWC record time of 7:51.28 ... took third in the 5000m finals at the MWC Indoor Championships (15:05.23) ... ran the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 13:47.57, a third all-time at BYU ... ran the 10,000m at the Mt. SAC relays in 28.39, the second fastest all-time at BYU ... won the 10,000m at the MWC Outdoor Championships in 31:18.90 ... placed seventh in the 10,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals (28:54.70) ... named Academic All-MWC ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.
Won the 5,000 meters in a time of 14:26.92 breaking the Albuquerque Convention Center record and the MWC Indoor Championships records at the MWC Indoor Championship ... named to the All-MWC Indoor Team ... set a new Stewart Stadium Record in the 1500 meters of 3:46.59 at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... broke a 23-year-old BYU record and the MWC all-time record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:25.53 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... set the MWC all-time record in the 10,000 meters at 27:55.86 at the Stanford Cardinal Invitational ... set the MWC Championship record in the 5,000 meters (14:09.70) at the MWC Championship meet ... named to the All-MWC Team ... finished eighth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championship meet ... earned All-American honors.
redshirted the outdoor season