PR: 5,000m - 15:45.80 (2012); 10,000m - 31:59 (2012)
Current Residence: College Station, Texas
Hometown: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Dakota Ridge
College: Texas A&M
Coach: Pat Henry
Runner-up at 2012 Olympic Trials 10,000m (31:59.21)
2012 NCAA Outdoor 10,000m Champion (32:41.63)
In only a year’s time, Rogers went from not qualifying for the 2011 NCAA Championships, to standing on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Rogers credits her rapid improvement to simply growing up and focusing more on track. At the 2012 Trials, Rogers tangled with other runners and fell to the track early in the race, but quickly sprinted back to the front and ended up outkicking 2008 bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan. Though she finished second, Rogers didn’t make the Olympic team because she lacked the Olympic A standard.
2012: 2nd at Olympic Trials 10,000m (31:59.21); 1st at NCAA Outdoors 10,000m (32:41.63), 6th in 5,000m (16:20.04); 1st at Big 12 Outdoors 5,000m (15:57.17), 10,000m (34:18.66); 7th at NCAA Indoors 5,000m (16:04.06); 2nd at Big 12 Indoors 3,000m (9:14.22), 5,000m (15:52.40)
2011: 8th at Big 12 Outdoors 5,000m (16:33.45); 22nd at Big 12 Indoors 3,000m (9:44.49)
2010: 27th at Big 12 Outdoors 5,000m (17:33.25)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Indoor bests - 3,000m (9:12.83); 5,000m (15:52.40); Outdoor bests - 5,000m (15:45.80); 10,000m, 31:59.21 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 34 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests - 3,000m (9:44.49); 5,000m (16:44.69); Outdoor bests - 5,000m (16:25.79)
2010: Outdoor bests - 5,000m (17:33.25)