Kenneth Rooks
Walla Walla, 
Last School
College Place High School
Roster Years
2018 | 2021-2022

BYU Highlights

  • Named All-Mountain Region (2022)
  • All-WCC Second Team honors (2022)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors (2022)
  • Following the 2022 season, he has competed in six career meets with two top-10 finishes


  • Parents are Ron & Judy Rooks
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 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)

Career Stats

Men's Track & Field Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

Sophmore Year 2022

  • Named All-Mountain Region
  • All-WCC Second Team honors
  • Named to WCC All-Academic First Team
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
Distance Time Finish Meet
5k 15:31.3 2nd UVU Invitational
7.5k 22:21.9 5th Run Elite Classic
8k 24:09.7 51st Cowboy Jamboree
8k 23:52.5 63rd Nuttycombe Invitational
8k 22:32.3 12th WCC Championships
10k 28:25.2 22nd NCAA Mountain Regional


Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year