Cardinal to compete in conference meet this weekend
Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors): 5,000 Meters: 13:59.76i 3,000: 8:10.58 1,500: 3:50.28 Mile: 4:07.70 Two Mile: 8:51.46
At Stanford: Established himself as one of Stanford's top runners in the 2012 cross-country season.
2013 Season: Indoors - Placed sixth in the MPSF Championships in the 5,000, running a personal record 13:59.76 ... placed 19th at MPSF's in the 3,000, in 8:15.77 ... ran a season-best mile of 4:08.89 at the Armory Invitational ... competed in four meets, running the mile, 3,000, and 5,000 twice each.
2012 Season: Outdoors - Placed 11th in the 5,000 at the Pac-12 Championships, running 14:17.72 ... clocked 3:50.28 in the 1,500 at the Stanford Invitational ... also ran 1:56.83 in the 800 at the Cal Outdoor Opener ... ran 4:10.77 for the mile at the Texas Relays ... ran on a 4x1,500 relay that clocked 15:20.09 at the Texas Relays. Indoors - Ran in two events at the MPSF Championships ... placed 11th in the 5,000 in 14:09.99 ... placed 15th in the 3,000 in 8:10.58 ... ran 4:09.29 in the mile at the UW Indoor Preview.
Cross Country: Was Stanford's No. 1 runner at the high-caliber Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 2012 and earned All-West Region honors with his sixth-place finish in Stanford's regional-title victory.
High School: Won three New Jersey Meet of Champions titles ... won outdoor Meet of Champions titles in the 3,200 in 2009, and the 1,600 in a meet record 4:07.89 ... also captured a Meet of Champions title in cross country, with a 5K time of15:15, the No. 2 time at the Holmdel Park course, behind his brother Joe ... won the Nike Northeast Regional ... was No. 4 on the all-time state list in the two-mile at 8:51.46, and No. 3 in state history in the mile at 4:07.70 ... runner-up at the 2010 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the two-mile, losing only to his twin brother Joe ... ran two-mile in 8:57.56 to finish third at the 2011 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... as a sophomore, won the New Jersey Meet of the Champions in the 3,200 in 9:03.69 ... he also set a New Jersey sophomore record of 9:02.38 ... 2008 cross country team won the state championship ... team won four consecutive New Jersey Group 3 cross country championships ... member of the national record-setting 4xMile indoor relay ... captained the cross country, indoor and spring track teams his senior year.
Personal: Son of Larry and Patricia Rosa ... has a twin brother, Joe, who runs at 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 ... enjoys sports and watching TV ... full name is James Cesar Rosa.