Southwestern Alum Runs the Race to Win

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alum Orville Rogers, 90, runs every race to win.  In 1941 Rogers graduated from Southwestern with a master’s in religious education.  Now a retired airline pilot, Rogers is breaking world records.  At the USA Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Rogers broke world records for 90-94 year-old runners in the 800 meters and the mile.  His time in the 800 (4:19.97) improved upon the old record by nearly 31 seconds.  His time in the mile (9:56.58) topped the previous record by more than 1:27.

Rogers was recently highlighted in Sports Illustrated magazine. For more information, visit

About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out over 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
817.923.1921 ext. 7300

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas