Events: 1,500M (4:03.09), Mile (4:22.85), 3,000M (8:54.51), 5,000M (IN: 15:34.02; OUT: 15:25.26)
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, Ky. … 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 history.