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BYU Track and Field Athletes Shine at 2024 USATF Olympic Trials

Former BYU runner Kenneth Rooks shines at US Track and Field Olympic Team Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Excitement filled the air as former BYU runner Kenneth Rooks showcased his talent and secured a spot in the finals of the men’s 3000m steeplechase during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Rooks, a Nike athlete and BYU alum, clinched first place in the second heat with a time of 8:26.90, guaranteeing his spot in the prestigious competition.

Rooks expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming final, stating, “I feel good and I’m excited for the final on Sunday. I’m hoping to make my first Olympic team.” His impressive performance added to the legacy of BYU track and field, emphasizing the program’s dedication to excellence.

Additionally, current BYU athlete James Corrigan made his mark in the event by securing a personal best and the No. 2 all-time program mark with a time of 8:21.22. Corrigan’s outstanding achievement further solidified BYU’s presence in the competitive field of track and field.

Overall, the BYU track and field team, comprised of both current athletes and alumni, showcased their talent and determination at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials, setting the stage for an inspiring journey towards Olympic success. With Rooks leading the charge towards the finals, the BYU team continues to make waves in the world of track and field.

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