Fisher Alumnus Competing in Olympic Trials

June 24, 2024

This week, Fisher alumnus Kyle Rollins ’22 will be competing for a spot on Team USA in the Olympic Games.

Kyle Rollins practices at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex

He will compete in the preliminary round of the Olympic Trials this Thursday in Oregon, and if he succeeds there, he will advance to the finals later in the week.

“I feel really good,” Rollins said during a recent practice. “Obviously, I feel good in terms of strength and conditioning…I feel like I’m in a really great spot.”

During his time at Fisher, Rollins earned a wide array of accolades as a member of the men’s track and field team. Among them, he became Fisher’s first two-time Division III National Champion, All-American in the high jump and triple jumps, and he was Fisher’s first USTFCCA Atlantic Regional Field Athlete of the Year.

Leading up to the Olympic trials, Rollins has been busy practicing at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex with track and field coach Wenley Louis. Louis, who currently serves as the head coach of the University’s women’s track and field program, says that from the start of Rollins’ athletic career at Fisher, there was always a possibility his Olympic dream could come to fruition.

“Just to kind of see yet another athlete coming out of the Fisher program, being able to achieve such heights, I don’t have the words. It’s a really proud moment for the program,” he said.