2011 Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Ran in the 1,500m run at four meets and posted a season-best time of 4:04.42 at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Also ran a time of 4:04.52 in the 1,500m run at the Indiana Invitational.
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Reshirted both the Indoor and Outdoor Track Seasons.
2008: Cross Country: Led the Tiger at the Bradley Classic with a personal best 8K time of 25:48. Outdoor: Placed 15th in the Big 12 at 800 meters ... logged PRs of 1:52.56 at 800 meters at the Arkansas Twilight and 3:54.92 at 1500 meters at the Missouri Relays. Indoor: Placed 13th at the Big 12 indoor meet at 1000 meters in a season's best 2:28.69 ... was also on ninth-place DMR team at the league meet ... ran season's best 4:16.75 Mile-time at the Meyo Classic ... winner of the 1000 meters at the Big 12-Mountain West Challenge.
2007: Cross Country: Ran in back-to-back races early in the season highlighted by a 16th place finish at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic, his first collegiate race ... also socred big points for the Tigers at the Roy Griak Invitational where he finished fifth among the Tiger runners.
Class 4A State Champion in Cross Country and a three-time individual state champion ... Led Ft. Zumwalt South to the MSHSAA Class 4 Cross Country Championship in 2006 ... prep bests on the track of 1:53.1, 4:14.4, and 9:19.8 at 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter distances respectively ... Wendy's High School Heisman Honorable Mention ... high school coach - Paul Enke.
Son of Mark and Michelle Rood ...majoring in biology medical engineering ... born July 27, 1988 in St. Charles, Mo.