|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Campbell County HS|
2021 Track & Field: Competed in four indoor meets on the season...opened with a fourth place finish in the mile at the VMI Team Challenge (Jan. 23)...grabbed his first collegiate win with a 8:42.43 time in the 3000m at the Buccaneer T&F Invitational (Feb. 5-6)...grabbed PRs in both the mile (4:17.18) and the 3000m (8:30.67) at the Music City Challenge...was a member of the distance medley relay team that secured third place at the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 27-28), while also running a personal best of 15:24.93 in the 5000m.
2020 Track & Field*: Opened his season at the 2020 ETSU Track and Field Invitational (Jan. 10-11) with a time of 8:57.68 in the 3000m run for a fifth place finish…placed second in the mile at the VMI Team Challenge (Jan. 25)…placed seventh in the 3000m run at the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational (Jan 31-Feb 1) with a personal record time of 8:48.90…placed 25th in the mile at the Music City Challenge (Feb. 14-15) with a personal record time of 4:20.79…participated at the SoCon Indoor Championships (Feb. 29-Mar 1) in the mile run and 3000m run with times of 4:26.44 & 9:03.59 respectively.
*Outdoor season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Cross Country: Did not appear in any meets for the Bucs.
2019 Track & Field: Appeared in one meet while competing in the 3000m.
2018 Cross Country: Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team ... Ran in five meets for the Blue & Gold ... Turned in his best collegiate time at the Louisville Classic where he clocked in at 25:37 on Sept. 29, 2018 ... Finished 24th at the SoCon Championship, while he posted his best collegiate finish at the High Point Vertcross where he placed 21st.
Prior to ETSU: Graduated from Campbell County High School in Jacksboro, Tenn. … Ran track and cross country as a distance runner track coach Chris Shouse and cross country coaches Billie Ann Evans and Megan Comer … Had a breakout senior season in 2018, competing in the Division I Large School 1600m finals at both the 2018 TSSAA State Track and Field Championships and the 2018 TSSAA Section 1 Large School Championships … Also competed at both the 2017 TSSAA State Cross Country and Track and Field Championships in the 3200m and 5K … Holds CCHS school records for 5K (15:52.98), 3200m (9:34.37), two-mile (9:51), one-mile (4:27) and part of the DMR (11:52)
Personal: Born on Dec. 8, 1999 … from LaFollette, Tenn. which is just outside Jacksboro, Tenn. … Son of Darin K. Cooper and Kellie A. Cooper… Anticipated major is exercise science with a concentration in physical therapy.