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Joe Rosa
Position: Distances
Other Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Windsor, N.J.
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro North
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*Two-time All-American"

Career Bests (thru end of the 2014 collegiate season):

1,500 Meters: 3:47.05
Mile: 4:01.72i
3,000: 8:04.56
Two Mile: 8:44.06
5,000: 13:31.69

Stanford Record Book:

5,000: 8th

5,000: 8th

At Stanford: Earned first-team All-America honors by placing fifth in the 5,000 at the 2014 NCAA indoor championships, and seventh in the same event at the 2014 NCAA outdoor meet.

2014 Season: Outdoors - Ran to a personal record 13:31.69 to finish seventh in the 5,000 at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... the time qualified him for the USATF Championships ... ran a personal record 13:33.56 to finish second in the second section of the Payton Jordan Invitational 5,000 on May 4 at Stanford ... advanced to his first NCAA outdoor championship meet by running the sixth-fastest time at the NCAA West Prelims (14:12.86) ...Pac-12 champion in the 10,000, running 29:16.71 ... also placed fifth at the Pac-12 Championships in the 5,000 (13:50.59) ... set personal records in the 1,500 (3:47.05) at the Stanford Invitational, finishing ninth in the second section ... also set a PR for 3,000 (8:04.56) in finishing second at the Big Meet. Indoors - Placed fifth in the 5,000 at the NCAA indoor championships in Albuquerque, N.M., running 13:55.84 ... moved into third on penultimate lap and was closing in on leaders ... shattered his personal 5,000 best in placing second to Arizona's Lawi Lalang at the MPSF Championships, running 13:44.85, which advanced him to NCAA's at the 15th-fastest qualifier ... set personal bests in the 5,000 and mile ... was second in the mile (4:01.72) at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview on Jan. 18 ... ran 13:56.76 to finish 11th in the invite field of the 5,000 at the Husky Classic (Feb. 14).

2013 Season: Outdoors - Competed in three meets, running the 5,000 in two of them ... ran season 5,000 best of 14:10.17 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... placed third inBig Meet 3,000 in personal best 8:05.74. Indoors - Placed fifth in the 5,000 at the MPSF Championships, running a personal record 13:58.74 ... placed seventh at MPSF's in the 3,000, in a PR of 8:08.84 ... ran a season-best mile of 4:11.76 at the Armory Invitational ... competed in four meets, running the mile and 3,000 twice each, and the 5,000 and distance medley relay once.

2012 Season: Outdoors - Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 5,000, finishing 37th overall in 15:01.50 ... ran 14:04.37 in the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... ran the 3,000 in 8:09.93 at the Big Meet ... clocked 4:13.90 in the mile at the Texas Relays ... ran 3:47.75 for the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational ... ran the 800 at the Cal Outdoor Opener in 1:57.27 ... ran on the 4x1,500 relay team that clocked 15:20.09 at the Texas Relays. Indoors - Placed 15th in the 5,000 at the MPSF Championships, in 14:18.35 ... was 22nd in the 3,000 at MPSF's in 8:14.76 ... had a season-best 3,000 of 8:13.30 at the Razorback Invitational ... ran a 4:09.84 mile at the UW Indoor Preview.

Cross Country: Was the Stanford's No. 1 runner in three meets in 2012, including at the NCAA West Regionals, where Rosa placed fourth to earn All-West Region honors ... did not compete in 2013 because of injury, but ran one race unattached.

High School: Set the national junior class record and New Jersey state record for the two-mile of 8:44.06, when he and twin brother Jim finished 1-2 at the New Balance Nationals ... set Holmdel Park cross-country course record of 14:56 for 5K in winning the 2009 New Jersey Meet of Champions ... also set the 2.5-mile course record at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, of 12:03.8 ... won two Nike Northeast Regional cross country titles and was third at the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals ... missed the 2010 cross country season with a foot injury ... ran the No. 9 mile in state history, of 4:08.65 ... 2008 cross country team won the state championship and placed fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals ... squad won four consecutive New Jersey Group 3 Championships ... member of the national record-holding 4xmile indoor relay ... team came in second at the 2011 nationals in the distance medley relay ... captained the cross country and track teams his senior year ... on pace to break his own state 3,200 record, Joe was stopped one lap from the finish at the 2011 Meet of Champions because of lightning.

Personal: Son of Larry and Patricia Rosa ... has a twin brother, Jim, who also runs for Stanford ... has two older siblings, Larry and Kiki ... brother Larry swam for Rutgers University, reaching the finals at the Big East Championships ... his father swam in the Pan American Games for Puerto Rico ... majoring in management science and engineering ... full name is Joseph Cesar Rosa.