Wyoming Adds Distance Running All-American
NCAA Division II All-American Paul Roberts is transferring to join the University of Wyoming cross country and track and field program.
Roberts earned the distinction last fall at CSU Pueblo. He will have two seasons of eligibility with the Cowboys.
In addition to his All-America accolades in cross country, Roberts was a 2016 indoor track and field All-American in the 3,000 meters.
In a release from the university, Wyoming assistant coach Scott Dahlberg is happy to bring the Colorado native up to Laramie.
“Paul’s a great addition to our crew. He’s a guy of tremendous character and outstanding work ethic who will contribute in many ways. His exceptional prep career showed consistency in competition, commitment to team, and presence on large stages. We look forward to him lining up as a Cowboy.”
Roberts enjoyed a decorated prep career at Lyons High School in Lyons, CO. He was the first male to win four consecutive state titles in cross country and was part of four team championships. Roberts was named the Colorado High School Male Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He has also received Colorado Gatorade Athlete of the Year honor in 2015-16 for cross country. Roberts was a nine-time state champion in track and field, as he won seven individual events and was on two winning relays.
On the national stage, Roberts was part of the U.S. team at the IAAF Junior Cross Country Championships. He took 34th in 2017 and 59th in 2015. Roberts came in sixth at the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals back in 2016 and was 11th at the Nike Cross Nationals that same year.
Wyoming cross country student-athletes report for Fall Camp Aug. 21.