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Senior distance runner
Record-breaking season in review
Team prepares to cap off dream season
Rogers sisters best of friends, inspiration
Vanderbilt won the 2011 SEC Women's Cross Country Championship.
Pictures from Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 10/14. Women's XC placed 2nd in a field of 44 schools. (Photos by Mike Scott)
The women's cross country team brought a camera along on one of their runs.
4K - 14:06.11(Belmont-VU Opener - 9/2/11)
5K - 17:39.57(Louisville Invitational - 10/2/10)
6K - 20:22.72 (SEC Championship - 10/31/11)
3,000 meters (indoor) - 9:59.46
1,500 meters (outdoor) - 4:26.54(SEC Prelim - 5/14/11)- No. 8 all-time at Vanderbilt
3,000 meters (outdoor) - 10:08.88
5,000 meters (outdoor) - 17:29.11
2011 Cross Country: Integral part of the senior leadership of a record-breaking year ... Finished second for the Dores, seventh overall at the NCAA South Regionals to help team earn first trip to Nationals, with a time of 20:43.1 ... Led team to first place finish at the SEC Championships, helping team claim first title in school history and finishing second overall .... Broke course record at the SEC Championship meet with a time of 20:22.72 ... Finished 17th overall with a time of 20:32 at Wisconsin-Adidas Invitational on 10/14/11, breaking previous 6K recordas she led her team to a 2nd place finish over 19 Top-30 ranked schools...Ran to a 9th place 6K finish at Roy Griak with a time of 20:57, helping her team to a 7th place finish...Placed second overall at the Belmont-VU Opener with a new personal best of 14:06.11.
2011 Track:Set a personal record at the SEC prelims in the 1,500 meters event, finishing with a time of 4:26.54 ... Competed in the 4x1500 Relay event at the Colonial Relays, clocking in with a time of 18:14.20, good for second-best in Vanderbilt history.
2010 Cross Country: Finished fourth overall at the Belmont-VU Opener with a time of 14:25.76 ... Was the third Commodore to cross the finish line at the Louisville Invitational, clocking a time of 17:39.57, placing 23rd overall ... Posted a time of 21:22.4 in the Blue Race at Pre-Nationals ... Helped the Commodores to a third place finish at the SEC Championships with a time of 21:27.59 ... Placed 25th overall at the NCAA South Regional, posting a time of 20:52.93.
2010 Track: Ran a personal best 9:59.46 in the 3,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational, good for fifth place ... Finished 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:05.48 ... Posted a time of 17:29.11 for a personal best in the 5,000 meters at the Pepsi Florida Relays ... Finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a personal best time of 4:34.95 ... Competed in the Olympic division of the 5,000 meters at the Penn Relays ... Ran the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships.
2009 Cross Country: Competed in all six races during XC season... Finished 14th out of 148 runners at the Commodore Classic, clocking a 19:20.27 in the 5K... Finished 31st overall at the Belmont-VU Opener with time of 15:26.66 (4K)... Finished among VU's top-five runners at Pre-Nationals, clocking a 22:42.10 in 6K... Registered a 25:20.07 (6K) at NCAA South Regional.
2009 Track: Personal best at 5,000 meters (18:15) came at SEC Outdoor Championships... Recorded a season best of 4:52,4 in 1,500 at War Eagle Invitational... Also competed at the Ole Miss Invitational and the Mississippi Open... Did not compete indoors.
2008 Cross Country: Recipient of team's postseason Newcomer Award... Placed among the top five qualifiers for Vanderbilt in every race... Crossed the finish line in 15:16.58 (4K) in collegiate debut at the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener... Finished eighth overall - fourth on the squad - at the Commodore Classic with a 5K effort of (18:51.17)... Ran a PR 18:35.88 in the 5K while finishing 54th overal in the Greater Louisville Classic... Was fourth among Commodores at the Pre-Nationals with a 6K effort of 22:32.0... Registered a top-50 performance (22:33.71, 6K) at the SEC Championship... Finished the year as Commodores' No. 3 runner at the NCAA Regionals, running 6K distance in 22:37.81.
High School/Prep: Three-time captain... Helped Dakota Ridge to 2007 state cross country championship... Captured state individual title in cross country, running 18:41 for 5K... PRs of 5;02 (1,600) and 11:00 (3,200) ... Served as senior class President.
Personal: Alexa Danielle Rogers... "Lexa" and "Lexie"... Born on Sept. 23, 1989... Parents are Jeff and Lori Rogers... Has one younger sister, Tosha... Enjoys playing guitar, writing, dancing and reading ... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development.
Off the Course with Alexa:
Favorite class this semester: American history
My dream job: Teacher
Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: Pictures
Dream vacation: Kauai with my best friends Tosha and Kia
Best concert I've ever attended: Taylor Swift with the Rascall Flatts
Favorite restaurant: Chili's
First job I had: Working at Squeeze (a smoothie place)
Favorite "non-school" related reading material: "Seventeen" magazine
Not many people know that I: use Tabasco on everything.
My day can't start until: I say a prayer.