Joel Rop
Joel Rop


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
Butler C.C.

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

• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 800 meters (2008)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, Mile (2008, 2009)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 1,000 meters (2008, 2009)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 3,000 meters (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 1,500 meters (2008, 2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 5,000 meters (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 4x800-meters (2009)

Career Bests
• 800 meters - 1:50.22
• 1,500 meters - 3:43.06
• Mile - 4:03.57
• 3,000 meters - 8:10.12
• 5,000 meters - 14:51.30

RS Junior (2010-11)
Cross Country
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.

Indoor Season
Competed in the mile, 3,000 meters and distance medley relay during the indoor season ... helped win an SEC title in the DMR with a meet record of 9:39.06 ... set a personal best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:10.12 at the Husky Classic ... finished 12th at the SEC Indoor Championships in the mile and had a season best time of 4:05.48 at the Meyo Invitational.

Outdoor Season
Did not compete. Was named to the SEC Spring Honor Roll.

Junior (2009-10)
Cross Country
Did not compete.

Indoor Season
Finished third in the mile at the Indoor SEC Championship with a time of 4:07.27.

Outdoor Season
Had a personal best time of 3:43.06 in the 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays, finishing third ... finished fourth in the 800 meters at the SeaRay Relays with a personal record of 1:50.22.

At Butler CC:
Sophomore (2008-09)
Earned All-American indoors in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters, while garnering All-American accolades outdoors in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters as well as the 4x800-meter relay.

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

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.