Joel Rop
Joel Rop


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:

Last College:
Butler Community College


Cross country:
• NCAA All-South Region (2010)
• All-SEC (2010)
• NJCAA All-American (2007)

• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 800m (2008)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, Mile (2008, `09)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 1,000m (2008, `09)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 3,000m (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 1,500m (2008, `09)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 5,000m (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 4x800m (2009)

Career Bests:
• 800m - 1:50.22
• 1,500m - 3:43.06
• Mile - 4:03.57
• 3,000m - 8:13.26
• 5,000m - 14:51.30

Senior (2010-11)
Earned all-SEC and NCAA All-South Region honors in cross country ... finished 98th at the NCAA Championships ... came across fifth at the NCAA South Region Championships ... was 12th at the SEC Championships ... finished 84th at the Pre-National meet.

Junior (2009-10)
Did not compete during the cross country season ... finished third in the mile at the Indoor SEC Championship with a time of 4:07.27 ... had a personal best time of 3:43.06 in the 1,500m at the Florida Relays, finishing third ... finished fourth in the 800m at the SeaRay Relays with a personal record of 1:50.22.

AT Butler CC:
Sophomore (2008-09)
Earned All-American indoors in the 1,000m, mile and 3,000m races, while garnering All-American accolades outdoors in the 1,500m, 5,000m as well as the 4x800m relay.

Freshman (2007-08)
Earned All-American honors on 12 occasions as well as Academic All-American accolades four times...earned indoor All-American in the mile and 800m as well as the 1,000m...was an All-American outdoors as well in the 1,500m.

Prep and Personal
The son of Peter and Mary Ronoh ... attended Kipsangui High School in his native Kenya ... is a double major in economics and finance.