Cross Country

 Will Rover
Will Rover


Maineville, Ohio

High School:
Kings Mills

Last College:

• 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008-09 (Junior):
Cross Country - Completed career-best race at SEC Championships to place second on the team and 32nd overall running an 8K time of 25:08 ... The place was his highest on the team in his career and the mark was almost two minutes faster than previous 8K races earlier in the season ... At Southeast Regional, placed 111th overall with a 10K time of 33:29. Indoor - Concentrated on the mile run, turning in best time of 4:17.85 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor - Recorded personal-best 800m time of 1:53.52 at EKU Open ... Notched personal-best 1,500m run mark of 3:57.27 at the Sea Ray Relays.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Competed in all races for Kentucky before suffering injury just before Southeast Regional ... Best finish came at Old Timers Classic where he finished fourth on the team in the five mile race at 26:12. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Finished fourth in the steeplechase at Yellow Jacket Invitational, crossing the line with a personal-best mark of 9:48.02 ... Placed fourth at EKU Open in 1,500m run with a personal-best time of 3:59.36 ... Also ran season-best 800m time at EKU crossing the line in 1:59.79.

2006-07 (Previous College): Participated in track and field and cross country at Ohio University ... Posted the team's second-best 800-meter time at the MAC Indoor Championships, finishing in 1:59.18 ... Ran a cross country seasonal best at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, finishing the 8K race in 26:09.00 ... Ran in seven of the team's eight cross country meets during the season ... Coached by Mitch Bentley.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Kings Mills High School ... A three-time first-team all-conference selection in track and cross country ... A Nike Outdoor Nationals qualifier in the 800-meters ... Placed eighth at the 2006 Ohio state meet in the 800-meters ... Finished 26th at the state cross country meet in 2005 ... A two-time all-district selection in cross country ... A two-time district champion in the 800 meters.

Personal: Full name is William Martin Rover ... Born June 9, 1987 in Pomona, N.J. ... Parents are Larry and Peggy Rover ... Has one brother, Larry ... Major is finance.

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