Events: 1,500M (4:02.29), Mile (4:22.85), 3,000M (IN: 9:03.68; OUT: 8:46.46), 5,000M (IN: 15:34.02; OUT: 15:14.90)
Set personal bests in the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters in his final outdoor season with the Tigers … Won the 1,500-meter title at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 4 minutes. 2.64 seconds after running a PR of 4:02.29 in a third-place finish at the Tulane Team Challenge … Opened his outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at Louisiana Tech’s Jim Mize Invitational, running 8:51.87 in the event … Dropped his 3k personal best to 8:46.46 in an 11th-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou … Also ran the 3,000 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (8:50.23) and Tulane Team Challenge (9:00.77) … Set a personal best of 15:14.90 in his first 5k race of the outdoor season in a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Followed with a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational while running 15:19.15 in his regular-season finale … Ran both the 5k and 10k at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Ran seasonal bests of 4:26.10 in a runner-up finish in the mile at the LSU Twilight and 9:03.68 in the 3,000 meters and 15:34.79 in the 5,000 meters in a pair of 13th-place finishes at the Aggie Invitational during the indoor season.
Set personal bests in four events during his junior season in 2013, including the mile and 3,000 meters indoors and 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters outdoors … Raced to a PR of 4:22.85 for a runner-up finish in the mile at the LSU Invitational in his final meet of the indoor season … Broke his PR of 4:23.05 set in his first mile race of 2013 at the Tyson Invitational, where he placed 33rd in the college division … Set a lifetime PR of 8:54.51 in the 3,000 meters in an eighth-place finish at the Texas A&M Triangular … Clocked 8:56.36 for 23rd place in the college 3k at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 5,000 meters indoors at the Razorback Invitational, taking 11th place overall with a time of 15:50.38 … Set personal bests of 4:03.09 in the 1,500 meters and 15:25.26 in the 5,000 meters during the 2013 outdoor season … Placed 11th in the 1,500 meters at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee with his PR of 4:03.09 … Also finished in 10th place in the 3,000 meters at UCLA with a run of 9:06.94 … Ran 4:03.77 in a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters in his outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics … Ran a PR of 15:25.26 in his first 5k race of the outdoor season for third place at the LSU Relays … Also ran 15:55.09 for ninth place at the LSU Alumni Gold meet.
Lettered during the indoor season with an appearance in the 5,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Finished the event in 19th place after running 15:34.17 at the SEC Indoor meet … Set an indoor personal record of 15:34.02 in a seventh-place finish in the 5k at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Also ran a PR of 8:56.76 in the 3,000 meters for 35th place in the college division at the Tyson Invitational … Placed 10th at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (8:59.26) and 25th at the Razorback Invitational (8:56.99) … Posted a PR of 4:27.76 in the mile during the 2012 indoor season … Set personal bests of 4:04.44 in the 1,500 meters at the Battle on the Bayou and 15:27.55 in the 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his collegiate career.
Competed in eight meets for the Tigers as a redshirt freshman in 2011 … Set personal bests of 9:05.49 in the 3,000 meters and 15:50.89 in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season … Clocked 9:05.49 to finish runner-up in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Added a ninth-place finish in the event at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 9:25.78 … Finished in 10th place in the 5,000 meters at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a PR of 15:50.89 … Was the runner-up in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (4:30.23) … Opened the outdoor season by clocking a PR of 4:06.68 in the 1,500 meters for an 11th-place finish at the Louisiana Classics … Took 12th place in the event at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 4:11.40 … Recorded a lifetime PR of 15:34.12 in the 5,000 meters in a seventh-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Earned fifth-place finishes in the event with the LSU Invitational (15:34.49) and LSU Alumni Gold (16:09.57).
Received a redshirt during his true freshman season in 2010.
PRIOR TO LSU
Earned five letters in cross country under head coach Joe Pardue at Hermitage High School … Was a district champion in cross country in 2008 … Was also named to the all-district and all-region teams for his high school … Comes to LSU with a personal best of 16:11 in the 5,000 meters.
Full name is Roger Paul Cooke III … Born on Sept. 8, 1990 … Parents are Roger Cooke Jr. and Robin Foster … Has one brother named Matthew … An honor student at Hermitage High School who was a member of the National Honor Society … Majoring in secondary education.