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 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2008/04/28.