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Emmett Cookson
  Emmett Cookson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
St. Louis University HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
08/06/1992

Experience:
9L


Personal Bests

Cross Country: 4 mile: 20:15, 8K: 25:18, 10K: 32:35.8

Indoor: Mile: 4:29.64, 3,000m: 8:33.26, 5,000m: 14:59.91

Outdoor: 1,500m: 4:01.24, 2,000m Steeplechase: 6:08.98, 3,000m Steeplechase: 9:20.70, 5,000m: 15:08.62

2013: (Cross Country) Ran in six meets during the fall . . . finished 15th in the four mile race at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 21:59 . . . placed 10th in the 8K race at the Missouri Southern Stampede in a time of 25:43.34 . . . placed 20th at the Conference USA Championships 8K race with a time of 26.13.81 . . . set a personal-best in the 10K race at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 32:35.8.

2012-13: (Cross Country) Ran in four meets during the fall . . . finished ninth at the Hurricane Festival . . . ran a personal-best of 25:18 in the 8K at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . claimed 17th at the C-USA Championships . . . (Indoor) Ran in four events . . . placed 10th in the C-USA Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:33.26 and in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:01.96 . . . set a personal-best in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:59.91 at the Meyo Invitational to finish 28th . . . set a personal-best in the mile race at the Wildcat Invitational with a time of 4:29.64 . . . (Outdoor) Competed in four events . . . won the Arkansas Spring Invitational 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:26.38 . . . placed fourth in the C-USA Championships 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:26.52 . . . finished third in the 2,000 meter steeplechase in the Tulsa Duels with a time of 6:08.98 . . . placed 18th in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays with a time of 9:35.76.

2011-12: (Cross Country) Saw action in three races . . . finished 14th at the Houston Duel with a career-best four-mile time of 20:15 . . . posted a career-best 8K of 26:05 at NCAA Pre-Nationals to finish 143rd . . . placed 148th at the OSU Jamboree in 26:32.54. (Indoor) Did not compete . . . (Outdoor) Placed eighth at the C-USA Championship in the 3,000m Steeplechase with the fourth-fastest time in school history of 9:20.70 . . . also competed in the 5K at the league meet, finishing 17th in 15:08.62 . . . ran the 1,500 meters at the Track-It Buster Invitational, placing 12th in 4:08.01 . . . had a season-best sixth-place finish in the steeplechase at the John McDonnell Invitational.

2010-11: (Cross Country) Competed in two events and posted a season-best finish of 19th at the Hurricane Festival with a four-mile time of 20:48 . . . finished second on the team and 94th overall at the Missouri Stampede with an 8K time of 26:46.90 . . . (Indoor) Participated in five races . . . ran season-bests in the 3,000m (8:44.60) and the 5,000m (15:02.81) at the Conference USA Championship . . . posted a season best of 4:32.14 in the mile at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Raced five times . . . posted the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Conference USA Championship (9:24.34) to finish fourth . . . won the 3,000m Steeplechase at the Razorback Invitational in a time of 9:33.96 . . . posted a career-best time of 4:01.24 in the 1,500m at the John Jacobs Invitational to place third.

High School: Lettered three years in both track and field and cross country at St. Louis University High School . . . his track and field team won the Class 4A State Championship his senior and sophomore years . . . his team placed second at state his junior year . . . finished 30th at the state cross country meet as a senior . . . also finished 12th in the 3,200 meters his senior year . . . ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:20 . . . his fastest time in the 1,600 meters was 4:32, and his best time in the 3,200 was 9:32 . . . earned the Team Leadership Award in cross country his senior year . . . was a captain in both cross country and track his senior year.

Personal: Majoring in computer science . . . son of Noel Cookson and Jane Fitzgerald . . . born August 6, 1992.