Cardinal to compete in conference meet this weekend
Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors): 1,500 Meters: 3:47.75 Mile: 4:08.65 3,000: 8:08.14i Two Mile: 8:44.06 5,000: 13:58.74i
At Stanford: Established himself as Stanford's No. 1 runner in cross country, for a team that won the NCAA West Region title.
2013 Season: 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.
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 fourconsecutive 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 ... has yet to decide on a major ... full name is Joseph Cesar Rosa.