Notre Dame’s Anna Rohrer and 2:12 Marathoner Jonas Hampton Join Team B.A.A.
B.A.A. High Performance Team adds All-American & Olympic Trials Top 10 Finisher
November 11, 2020
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the addition of Anna Rohrer and Jonas Hampton to the B.A.A. High Performance Team. Rohrer, an eight-time All-American at Notre Dame, and Hampton, the eighth place finisher at February’s U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon, will be coached by B.A.A. High Performance Coach Mark Carroll in Boston. The B.A.A.’s High Performance Team is sponsored by adidas.
“With Anna and Jonas joining our team, we add great experience and strong competitors to the B.A.A. High Performance Team,” said Coach Carroll. “Anna comes to us after a highly successful collegiate career where she was at the front of most NCAA races she competed in. Jonas joins us as a road racing specialist with a breakthrough performance at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. We welcome them to the B.A.A. family and look forward to both competing in the B.A.A. uniform for their professional careers.”
Rohrer joins the B.A.A. after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, where she was an eight-time NCAA All-American in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. Specializing in the 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters, Rohrer has lifetime best times of 15:29.83 (5,000-meters, indoors) and 31:58.99 (10,000-meters, a school record). She most recently finished sixth at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 10,000m. Rohrer was a 5-time ACC conference champion, and twice won the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championship in high school.
“I am thrilled to join the B.A.A. High Performance Team to continue my career and take my running to the next level,” said Rohrer, a native of Mishawaka, Indiana. “As someone who aspires to move up to the marathon in the coming years, I can’t think of a better place to be than in the city that is home to one of the most renowned marathons in the world.”
Hampton returns to the B.A.A. following a career-best eighth place finish at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon in February. On the challenging Olympic Trials course in Atlanta, Hampton clocked a personal best marathon time of 2:12:10. Hampton is a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier and has run under 2:16 in the marathon four times, including a 2:14:19, 15th-place finish at the 2018 Chicago Marathon. A graduate of the University of Hartford, Hampton is the 2015 Hartford Marathon champion.
“I am happy to be back with the B.A.A. family again and working with Coach Carroll and a great group of teammates,” said Hampton. “Boston and New England has a strong history of marathoners, and I am excited to see if I can be a part of that history and put Boston back on the map for having some of the best marathoners in the country.”
The B.A.A.’s High Performance team supports American runners on their way towards making international teams, with the goal of competing at the highest level: the Olympic Games, World Athletics Championships, and Abbott World Marathon Majors. The B.A.A. is sponsored by adidas, which provides comprehensive support for the organization’s High Performance team, running club, and mass-participatory events.
Personal bests for both Rohrer and Hampton, can be found below, along with a complete list of B.A.A. High Performance Team members.
Talk about their signing on the LRC messageboard. MB: Anna Rohrer goes pro and signs with the BAA – 2:12 marathoner Jonas Hampton signs as well
3,000m (indoors): 9:11.14
5,000m (outdoors): 15:43.07
5,000m (indoors): 15:29.83
10,000m (outdoors): 31:58.99
5000m (indoors): 14:17.55
10,000m (outdoors): 29:53.44
Half Marathon: 1:03:57
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org. For more information on the B.A.A. club, racing team and high performance group, visit www.teambaa.org.