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Rogerio Amaral

  • position Distance
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Coimbra, Portugal
  • position Distance
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Coimbra, Portugal

Rogerio Amaral Bio

Academic Honors

2023 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2023 CSC Academic All District
2022 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

Season and Career Results



Appeared in just four meets during the indoor season, running the 3,000 meter and the 5,000 meter … Ran an indoor personal best in the 3K to open the season at the Carolina Challenge with a win, stopping the clock at 8:02.55 for the second fastest indoor 3K in Gamecock history … One week later, he ran the fastest 5K in Gamecock indoor history, finishing first at the Columbia Challenge with a personal best time of 13:58.05 … Also took home a win at the Tiger Paw Invite in the 3K, running 8:05.99 … Scored twice at the SEC Indoor Championship, finishing sixth in the 5K (14:19.11) and eighth in the 3K (8:04.04).


Took part in five meets during the 2023 outdoor campaign, running the 1,500, the 5,000 meter and the 10K … Made his outdoor collegiate debut in the Bahamas, winning the 1,500 meter with a time of 3:54.80 … Set a program record in the 5K at the Penn Relays when he ran 13:52.94 to finish eighth overall … Medaled at the SEC Championship in the 10K when he finished third with a personal best time of 30:15.90 … Was named Second Team All-SEC for his finish in the 10K, the third fastest 10K in outdoor Gamecock history … Was an NCAA East Regional qualifier in the 5K, running 14:35.76.



Competed in eight meets during the indoor campaign, running the mile, 3,000-meter and the distance medley relay … Made his collegiate debut at the Clemson Opener on Dec. 3, winning the 3,000m with a time of 8:39.06 … Followed that up with a pair of wins in the Gamecock Opener in his first home meet, winning in both the mile (4:12.22) and the DMR (10:31.05) … Recorded his 3,000m season best at the South Carolina Invitational when he logged a time of 8:22.76, placing ninth overall … In the very next meet, he recorded his personal best in the mile, clocking a time of 4:08.68 to place seventh overall … Also won the mile at the UofSC Indoor Open (4:10.09) and narrowly missed out on scoring at the SEC Indoor Championship in the DMR, finishing ninth with a time of 9:49.50.


Did not compete.

Pre-South Carolina

High School

Was the Portuguese U20 3,000-meter champion in 2020 … Was third at the U23 Portuguese Championships in the 1,500 meters in 2021 … Raced at the European Athletics U23 Championships in the 5,000 meters.


Chose South Carolina over Boston, Boise State and Drake because of his close relationship with Coach Allden and a former student-athlete … Has a younger brother … Was born to his parents Paulo Jorge Santiago Baptista and Paula Kristina Lopes do Amaral on Feb. 19, 2001.

Personal Records


Mile 4:08.68 (2/5/22)
3000m 8:02.55 (1/21/23)
5000m 13:58.05 (1/27/23)


1500m 3:54.80 (3/18/23)
5000m 13:52.94 (4/27/23)
10000m 30:15.90 (5/11/23)